Top tips for business owners wanting to boost their retirement nest egg – Part 2 (Guest Blog from Acadia Wealth Advice)

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It is not uncommon to see owners of many thriving businesses devote all their financial resources, time and attention into their businesses at the expense of their personal finances. Often this requires accelerating efforts to boost their retirement savings at the back end of their working lives. In our earlier blog we spoke about the recent changes to superannuation, specifically … Read More

Top tips for business owners transitioning into retirement – Part 1 (Guest Blog from Acadia Wealth Advice)

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Chances are you’ve poured your blood sweat and many tears into building your business into the thriving venture it is today. Now, it’s time to turn your attention to what life looks like as you transition into retirement or pull up stumps completely. Successfully transitioning out of your business can be a lengthy process with financial, legal and operational obligations. … Read More

Spotlight On: Super Strategies for Employees

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For many, the new calendar year is a time for change and refocusing, and the end of the financial year should be no different. Australia recently welcomed some positive changes to superannuation for employees. So if you are an employee, now it’s time to focus on your finances and consider the following opportunities for maximising your employment package and overall … Read More

Spotlight On: Super Strategies for Business Owners

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There is no doubt you have heard a lot about the recent super reforms. With so much being said, we’ve distilled our top strategies to help you stay compliant and take advantage of the new rules.   Make voluntary personal contributions The goal posts are changing around both concessional (pre-tax) and non-concessional contributions caps. Lower super caps make it harder … Read More

Wrapping up the year that was and looking toward 2017 and beyond

CraigGeneral, Super, Tax

As we round out another year, we’re excited by what 2017 holds for business. There’s change in the air and it only means good things for you. Looking back at the year that was, there are 5 significant changes that occurred this year that will shape 2017 and beyond for you.   Small business and company tax breaks The Government … Read More

Spotlight on: Super strategies for employees

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As an employee, salary-sacrificing superannuation, by making before-tax super contributions, is a popular strategy for middle-to-high income earners. Salary sacrificed superannuation contributions under an effective salary sacrifice arrangement are not considered to be fringe benefits and can be a tax effective strategy for increasing personal and retirement wealth. The general principle behind salary-sacrificing into super is to increase your superannuation … Read More

Spotlight on Super: Strategies for business owners

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With business expenses piling up around you, it’s easy to leave your own super contributions last on the list. While it’s law for you to pay the 9.5% of salary, superannuation guarantee for your employees, many small business owners fail to contribute the same amount (if any) to their own. New financial year. New Super strategy. According to the Association … Read More

Two letters, three numbers: What RG146 really means for you

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  Sounds like a bunch of boring numbers, but as of July 2016 by law anyone giving financial product advice under an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) must satisfy ASIC’s training standards which are explained in Regulatory Guide 146 Licensing: Training of financial product advisers (RG146). The low down There are two set requirements that must be met to provide … Read More

SuperStream: Change for the better

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    As we hurtle towards the end of the financial year, we are also fast approaching the 30 June 2016 deadline for SuperStream. If you’re a 542 client, you needn’t worry – you’re more than likely already using Xero’s free, easy-to-use clearinghouse software, which complies with SuperStream, if you haven’t enabled this feature or aren’t sure if you are … Read More

Super strategies from Australian experts

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Tony Brennan Citi Equity Strategist Citi Group “A disproportionate amount of super savings is invested in the local sharemarket, rather than the bond market or international shares.”   “Super funds have on average around 35 per cent of total assets invested in local stocks. Given the Australian Securities Exchange makes up just 2 per cent of the global equity market … Read More