As proposed in the 2017 budget, the removal of the main residence CGT exemption for tax non-residents was legislated in Dec 2019 A rather draconian rule, the effect is that if you are tax non-resident on the date you sign the sales contract on your Australian property, you will not get any exemption at all… Read More Non-Resident with a home here? Quick – Sell it!
SMSFs are a great tool for creating wealth in a tax effective environment and, because of the self managed bit, enabling you to have total control over your investments. However, SMSFs also come with lots of rules that need to be followed, with failure to do so potentially resulting in massive penalties. Make an administrative… Read More How old is too old for an SMSF
Tax planning is always best done throughout the year, rather than in a mad scramble in June. I know the various blogs & newsletters posted over the year have triggered most of you into action already. However, I also know tax planning sometimes gets forgotten. Therefore I have put below some headings and links to prior… Read More Year End 2018 – top tips
Will the new Downsizing Super Contribution help ?… Read More Downsize your Parents
disciplined regular investing works – every time.… Read More Your No.1 Problem When Investing
Most people are bored by super. They don’t tend to it or cherish it. Often they don’t know where their super is, and bizarrely the majority have no idea what it is invested in. However, if you could increase your eventual super balance by tens of thousands of dollars by spending just 2 minutes on… Read More 2 Minutes to Crank up Your Super
There are a few changes to super contributions that start this tax year. The first I will look at here is the change to concessional contributions Whatever your super balance, as long as you are under age 65 (or if between 65 and 75 you pass the work test), you can contribute the full amount… Read More New Super Top-up Options