For those of you that are employers or have an SMSF that is paying a pension your PAYG annual summaries are now due. The ATO will probably have posted pink forms to you for completion. The forms are always sent direct to you. Employees need to be given their copy by 14th July and the… Read More PAYG SUMMARIES NOW DUE
Believe it or not there is still the possibility to get some free money from the government. The superannuation co-contribution is hanging on in there for a little longer so make use of it if you can and grab up to $500 of free cash. Even better, why not pop some $ into the kids’… Read More Tax Tip 2019 : More Free Money from the Government
Do you have a spouse? Would you like to pay $540 less tax? If the answer to both of these is yes then read on as it is still possible to get a tax offset for superannuation contributions made on behalf of your spouse. It’s free money from the government, so if funds allow, why… Read More Tax Offset for those with a Spouse
Morning, below is a summary of the changes to the budget relating to super. This being the area of most change. Remember these changes are not yet legislated and mostly will not come into force until 1 July 2017. None of the changes suggest you should remove any money from super. It will continue to… Read More Budget Update 2016 – 7 Main Points
There has been much in the press recently about negatively geared investment properties and whether the tax concessions will be reined in. However we are forgetting that you can negatively gear any investment, it doesn’t have to be property, and no one is talking about changing those rules. You can access the benefits of gearing… Read More Lets Negatively Gear Something Else
Thinking of coming back to Australia to retire? Then you need a plan in place to utilise the utopian Australian tax system, many years before your feet actually touch Australian soil. In your absence, the superannuation rules have changed such that with a bit of careful planning, once you retire over age 60, you might… Read More Retiring in Australia?
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I have written over the past few year or so about the upcoming need to pay superfund contributions via superstream. Now the deadline has arrived for small businesses. It’s compulsory from 1 July 2016. Therefore the April super payments are the last time you can pay super contributions for your employees (or yourself) using cheques,… Read More Superstream – No avoiding it now
This post comes as we hopefully enjoy some time off and lots of chocolate over the Easter weekend. Hubby is away and I am not sure where he has hidden my Easter egg, but I am sure he has put it somewhere and not forgotten! But for some, unfortunately this time of year is not… Read More Easter Eggs and Huge Tax Bills!
Update for 2016. Due to changes since the release of this post, please note the following updates; the $150k non concessional cap referred to in the video is now $180k; and the age at which you can start your transition to retirement pension is linked to your date of birth and may be higher than age 55. … Read More Why Super is so Super