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
New rules this year, for the first time allow anyone to claim concessional super contributions as a tax deduction. This is very exciting. Full details of the changes are in this previous post. However as we near the year end, here is a quick summary of the important bits ……… This will be a useful… Read More Did you forget to Salary Sacrifice?
Another year, another budget and another raft of changes. Remembering that nothing is legislated, and it may all change and be tweeked as it goes through parliament, here is a brief synopsis of the main points of interest. Most of the changes this year are fairly minor, with lots working to eliminate the cash economy and get everyone paying… Read More Budget Update
Will the new Downsizing Super Contribution help ?… Read More Downsize your Parents
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