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Benefits of Financial Advice

Everyone has different goals in life. But whatever your goals, getting advice from a qualified financial adviser will help you articulate your plan and can help you achieve your goals – soon. It’s not just about planning for the future either. A financial adviser can help adjust your current situation as well as preparing you and…

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SMSF – Annual Statistic Overview

It is always interesting to see far SMSF’s have come over the years. To help us, the ATO has given us insightful statistics to shed some light on SMSF’s in our current day – which has been shown below. Interesting topics worth noting are that the Majority of SMSFs (57%) have a Corporate Trustee. Furthermore,…

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Employer Contributions Tax & the ATO Supervisory Levy

Another year, another tax payable. WHY? Its extremely important to understand the key benefit of a SMSF and that is its concessional tax rate as compared to a members personal tax. Importantly its not all about a “tax refund” generally any losses are carried forward in the super environment. There will be on many occasions…

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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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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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SMSF Lending: Here To Stay

Late 2014, the “Financial Systems Inquiry Report” (“FSI”), provided 44 recommendations, one of which was a proposed “Ban on limited recourse borrowing arrangements” or SMSF Loans. This caused significant uncertainly for SMSF professionals and investors. Last week, there has been a major development with Assistant Treasurer Mr Josh Frydenberg gave the biggest indication that SMSF…

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30 JUNE 2015 SMSF YEAR END CHECKLIST & STRATEGIES

The end of the financial year is fast approaching. We will now address some of the key strategies that must be considered pre 30 June 2015. Self managed superannuation funds (“SMSF’s) are about strategy, and your strategy needs to be compliant with Superannuation Law. A sound SMSF strategy will ensure you achieve the maximum tax…

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2014/2015 SMSF STRATEGY: CONTRIBUTION CAPS

The key to utilising an effective SMSF strategy is understanding the tax benefits of SMSF. From investing in shares to borrowing to invest in property, utilising an SMSF can be a key vehicle to securing your retirement nest egg. A key strategy is SMSF contributions including type of contributions and the tax advantages including tax…

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SMSF PROPERTY: REPAIRS V IMPROVEMENTS

  Many SMSF members are thinking about setting up an SMSF to purchase SMSF Property. Once we let them know that you cannot purchase a beach house and live in it during the holidays, the discussion points to how to borrow to invest in SMSF Property and how to structure the SMSF Property in accordance…

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