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Ivan Filipovic

Accessing Super Benefits

After working so hard all your life, you begin to wonder when you can access those super benefits you have been saving all these years! There are rules and regulations of when you can access your super benefits but generally when you reach the age of 65 you are able to withdraw your money with…

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LOANS: FIX THE INTEREST RATE OR NOT

WITH INTEREST RATES AT RECORD LOWS AND THE BANKS COMPETING FOR YOUR LOAN, THE KEY QUESTION ON EVERYONES MIND – IS IT THE PERFECT TIME TO “FIX” THE RATE OR LEAVE YOUR RATE AT VARIABLE? The Reserve Bank of Australia reduced the cash rate to a record low of 1% with two 25 basis point…

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SMSF Related Party Loans

SMSFs have enjoyed the ability to borrow to buy residential and commercial property since 2007. Its been an extremely popular strategy for mum and dad investors and “millennials” looking to increase their exposure to property with the booming property market in major capital cities. However, due to the Royal Commission and possible change of Federal…

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Accessing Super Benefits

After working so hard all your life, you begin to wonder when you can access those super benefits you have been saving all these years! There are rules and regulations as to when you can access your super benefits but generally when you reach the age of 65 you are able to withdraw your money…

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A REDWOOD GUIDE TO DOCUSIGN

To provide our clients with a premium service and taking advantage of cloud technology, Redwood has proudly introduced DocuSign for our clients to: view, sign and return documents; in an easy, secure and efficient way!    What is DocuSign? DocuSign is an e-signature service provider that allows its customers to view and sign their documents…

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SMSF Travel Expense

Owning an investment property in SMSF has become increasingly popular. However, in the 2017/18 Budget, the federal government announced significant changes in relation to  claiming deductions in relation to Travel Expenses for residential property in an SMSF. From 1st July 2017, travel expenditure incurred in inspection and maintenance of residential investment properties as well as…

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Where to for SMSF Loans

  SMSFs have enjoyed the ability to borrow to buy residential and commercial property since 2007. Its been an extremely popular strategy for mum and dad investors and “millennials” looking to increase their exposure to property with the booming property market in major capital cities. LRBAs – The stats The statistics on LRBA’s are a…

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Can I use my super to buy a farm

SMSF are beneficial for so many reasons including control, choice, flexibility and a concessional tax rate. There are many strategies available to SMSFs including buying residential and commercial property. However a lesser known strategy is that a SMSF can buy a farm and lease it back to your business. The “farm” strategy is much like…

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Bill Shorten’s Attack on SMSFs and self-funded retirees

If you are a self-funded retiree who has been using super effectively for many years, you are under attack. If the enormous changes to Super announced last year were not enough, this week, the Australian Labor Party has unleashed their plan to attack SMSF’s and self funded retirees with a massive new tax that may…

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SMSF Investment Strategy

There are two key documents that govern the “powers” of a Self Managed Super Fund (‘SMSF’) – they are the Trust Deed and the Investment Strategy. The Investment Strategy will document what you plan to invest in to secure your retirement as well as the asset allocation. The reason an investment strategy is required and…

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