Financial Planning

9 April, 2020

Where To Seek Advice In Uncertain Times

With the ongoing escalation of the COVID-19 crisis many people are struggling. Huge changes are happening and we’re all being affected, socially, emotionally and financially. If your ability to work […]
7 April, 2020

Retirees, COVID-19 And Options On The Table During A Market Crash

The spread of coronavirus has been followed by some of the biggest plunges in share markets since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), both here in Australia and around the world. […]
30 December, 2019

Better Protection For Consumers: New ASIC Powers

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] While the Banking and Financial Services Royal Commission seems long ago in the minds of many, the people that have been financially affected […]
18 December, 2019

SMSF Sole Purpose Test And Fractional Investments

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] To be eligible for superannuation fund tax concessions, SMSFs are required to be maintained for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits to […]
10 July, 2019

Will I Qualify For The Age Pension?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Knowing whether you’ll be entitled to the Age Pension is an important part of your retirement planning. Once you reach Age Pension age […]
23 January, 2019

LRBA Changes May Hinder SMSF Gearing

Many SMSFs have used a “limited recourse borrowing arrangement” (LRBA) as part of a gearing strategy to build members’ retirement savings, allowing the funds to borrow to buy high-value growth […]
16 January, 2019

New “Work Test” Exemption For Recent Retirees

The government has created a new opportunity for some recent retirees to make additional superannuation contributions. From 1 July 2019, a 12-month exemption from the “work test” for newly retired […]
7 December, 2018

Franking Rules And Company Tax Rates

The progressive lowering of company tax rates may have the effect of locking the benefit of any tax paid at a higher rate in the franking account. A company pays […]
3 December, 2018

Lifting Standards In The Financial Advisory Industry

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released proposed updates to organisational competence requirements for financial advice licensees, in a bid to lift education, training, and ethical standards in […]
19 November, 2018

Deemed Dividends: Changes Are Coming

If you own a private company, deemed dividend payments or Div 7A may be familiar to you. In short, it is designed to ensure that income is not inappropriately sheltered […]