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We present articles here that are of interest to you, the individual. Of course many people are also involved in business and community organisations.

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  • 14th Dec 2017

    Something special

    Have you, like me had the experience where the present you have appreciated most has not been the most expensive, but something simple that has had great impact?
  • 12th Dec 2017

    First Home Super Saver Scheme

    The scheme allows individuals to make voluntary superannuation contributions and have them released for the purpose of purchasing a first home.
  • 27th Nov 2017

    Christmas catalogues that change lives

    Browse some excellent Christmas offerings that will change lives.
  • 20th Nov 2017

    Bulk up your super

    No matter what your stage of life, there are some things that can make your super grow most efficiently.
  • 12th Nov 2017

    Returning to work after retirement

    Super is designed to finance you in your retirement and it attracts significant tax incentives. But if you decide to return to work after you start accessing super, it is no straightforward matter.
  • 2nd Nov 2017

    Super: An alternative to salary sacrifice

    Making tax-effective additional super contributions has not previously been available to everyone; it is now
  • 28th Oct 2017

    Downsizing? Consider this...

    Downsizer super contributions allow you to contribute to your super when downsizing your home.
  • 23rd Oct 2017

    Reporting superannuation Transfer Balance Accounts

    Reporting on events that affect a member’s transfer balance account is vital to minimising the taxation consequences if the transfer balance cap is exceeded.
  • 16th Oct 2017

    Calculating your Total Super Balance

    Introduced in the last Budget, your TSB is central in determining if you are eligible for several superannuation measures.
  • 24th Aug 2017

    New threshold for capital gains withholding

    As from 1 July 2017, if a foreign resident disposes of Australian real property with a market value of $750,000 or more, the purchaser will be required to withhold 12.5 % of the purchase price and...
  • 25th Jul 2017

    SMSFs - Determing your trustee structure

    How you structure your trustees will have a major impact on how your fund works.
  • 24th Jul 2017

    Interest on joint bank accounts

    Who is assessed for interest on jointly held bank accounts?
  • 13th Jul 2017

    WaterAid - Clean water - A basic human right

    Matthew Crouch recently visited WaterAid projects in PNG and saw the amazing effects they are having on peoples' lives.
  • 10th Jul 2017

    Buying off-the-plan?

    Incentives are offered by governments and developers. But there are other considerations in making such big decisions.
  • 24th May 2017

    Year end 2016/17 tax tips for the individual

    A few suggestions to consider so that you can get your tax deduction back in your 2017 return.
  • 10th May 2017

    Budget 2017 - Superannuation

    Following on from the major changes to superannuation announced recently, this Budget contained the addtional changesas detailed below: Contributing proceeds from sale of home Effective 1 July 2018...
  • 10th May 2017

    Budget 2017 - Social Security

    In short, the Government is introducing changes to social security along the lines of their “fairness” theme. The Pensioner Concession Card is being reinstated for many but there will also be...
  • 10th May 2017

    Budget 2017 - For Individuals

    The following changes will affect individuals and families, the main one being the change in the Medicare Levy. From 1 July 2019, the Government will increase the Medicare levy from 2% to 2.5% of...
  • 14th Apr 2017

    The ATO, Uber and other income supplements

    Two new programs will help identify people who are making but not declaring income.
  • 25th Mar 2017

    Super questions

    With super changes taking effect from 1 July 2017, now is a great time to give some thought to questions like… Will I have enough to retire on? Is there a better option than super? Everyone’s...

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