How highly taxed are we compared to other countries?
How highly taxed are we compared to other countries?
How highly taxed are we compared to other countries?
How highly taxed are we compared to other countries?
Divorce and Your Super Savings
Divorce and Your Super Savings
Divorce and Your Super Savings
Divorce and Your Super Savings
Australia's Longevity Outlook
Australia's Longevity Outlook
Australia's Longevity Outlook
Australia's Longevity Outlook
Act Now To Secure These Business Deductions
Act Now To Secure These Business Deductions
Act Now To Secure These Business Deductions
Act Now To Secure These Business Deductions
Tax help for people affected by bushfires
Tax help for people affected by bushfires
Tax help for people affected by bushfires
Tax help for people affected by bushfires
New Government Likely Tax & Super Changes
New Government Likely Tax & Super Changes
New Government Likely Tax & Super Changes
New Government Likely Tax & Super Changes
How long does it take to earn the price of a beer?
How long does it take to earn the price of a beer?
How long does it take to earn the price of a beer?
How long does it take to earn the price of a beer?
Increase in Medicare levy to affect other tax rates
Increase in Medicare levy to affect other tax rates
Increase in Medicare levy to affect other tax rates
Increase in Medicare levy to affect other tax rates
Private Health Insurance Tax Return Changes [Video]
Private Health Insurance Tax Return Changes [Video]
Private Health Insurance Tax Return Changes [Video]
Private Health Insurance Tax Return Changes [Video]
Hurrah! Loss carry-back measures finally law
Hurrah! Loss carry-back measures finally law
Hurrah! Loss carry-back measures finally law
Hurrah! Loss carry-back measures finally law
Experienced Office Admin for Central Coast Accounting Firm
Experienced Office Admin for Central Coast Accounting Firm
Experienced Office Admin for Central Coast Accounting Firm
Experienced Office Admin for Central Coast Accounting Firm
What’s the best way to spend your tax refund? A few good ideas
What’s the best way to spend your tax refund? A few good ideas
What’s the best way to spend your tax refund? A few good ideas
What’s the best way to spend your tax refund? A few good ideas
Super considerations as we approach year-end [Video]
Super considerations as we approach year-end [Video]
Super considerations as we approach year-end [Video]
Super considerations as we approach year-end [Video]
$600 Carer Supplement 2013
$600 Carer Supplement 2013
$600 Carer Supplement 2013
$600 Carer Supplement 2013
2013 Medicare Levy Low Income Thresholds
2013 Medicare Levy Low Income Thresholds
2013 Medicare Levy Low Income Thresholds
2013 Medicare Levy Low Income Thresholds
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Divorce and Your Super Savings

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According to research by a large retail superannuation firm, going through a divorce can lump 10 more years on to the average Australian’s working life, as they endeavour to re-establish the level of retirement savings they may have accumulated through their married lives. Suncorp Superannuation’s Untying the Knot report (download it here) purports to have […]

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Super considerations as we approach year-end [Video]

Super 2013

There are superannuation changes ahead that both employers and employees should be aware of. Catch the video below or read through for more information. Employers Increased Super Guarantee: By now employers should be aware that the compulsory employee superannuation guarantee is increasing from the current rate of 9% to 9.25% at the 1st of July, 2013. Even if […]

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$600 Carer Supplement 2013

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It’s that time of year again when my inbox starts filling with questions about Family Tax Benefit Supplements and Carer Bonus Payments. In short, yes, there is still a $600 Carer Supplement payment being paid this financial year. Also, the $1,000 Child Disability Assistance Payment is available to eligible carers. Will I get a $600 […]

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Family Tax Benefit Supplements 2013

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Family Tax Benefit A and B both include a supplement payment. This typically gets paid after you (and your partner, if you have one) have lodged your tax return for the year and actual income is reconciled against the family  assistance you have received. If it turns out that you have been overpaid, the supplement will […]

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Government announces changes to the superannuation system

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The government has announced its intended reforms to the superannuation system, prefacing its announcement with a re-commitment on its decision to gradually increase the Superannuation Guarantee rate from 9% to 12%. The nub of the long statement however seems to be that income from certain pension streams are to be taxed at 15%. According to […]

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Top 10 Cheapest Super Funds Revealed

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With a vast number of superannuation funds out there spread across an array of sectors, it can be hard to decide which fund to join. Luckily, superannuation information provider SelectingSuper has compiled a list of the best fee deals for superannuation funds calculated for a member earning around $50,000 per annum with $50,000 in their […]

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Changes to Government Payments in 2013

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With the end of the year approaching fast, it’s time to take a look a some of the changes you can expect in the New Year with regard to certain Government benefits and services. January 1, 2013 SchoolKids Bonus The SchoolKids Bonus replaces the Education Tax Refund. Around a million families will receive a cash […]

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Are self-funded retirees entitled to a concession card?

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The Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card can give self-funded retirees who do not qualify for a government Age Pension the entitlements that others receive from the Pensioner Concession Card (like pharmaceutical benefits, help with utilities bills and transport discounts). Many self-funded retirees can maintain their assets and continue to make quality investments rather than work […]

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New obligations for SMSF trustees

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As of August 7, SMSF trustees have to adhere to a raft of new measures which are intended to address potential risks and strengthen the SMSF regulatory framework. These measures mean SMSF trustees are:  required to conduct a review of the fund’s investment strategy on a regular basis  required to consider insurance for fund members […]

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Emergency money from your super fund: The rules

Emergency money from your super fund

Compassionate reasons can serve as grounds for withdrawing pre-retirement or preserved super to cover medical and related emergencies – but strict rules apply. Overseen by the Department of Human Services, the compassionate grounds benefit allows super to be withdrawn in one or more of five specific circumstances, after taking into account a member’s financial capacity. […]