Category: Super

Maternity Leave, Unemployment, Single-Income Families – Why Spousal Contributions Might Be On The Cards

Depending on your relationship, you may have discussed with your partner the prospect of marriage. Or you might be more comfortable remaining in a long-term de facto relationship (especially since many de…

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Your Super Funds Might Need A Checkup – Do You Know Where To Look?

When it comes to your retirement funds, you want to ensure that you have an amount in your superannuation fund that will allow you to live comfortably. That’s why you may want…

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What Is A Stapled Fund, And What Does That Mean For Your Future Employees?

This year has seen a lot of amendments and changes to the rules governing superannuation funds and their providers by the Federal Government that may have an impact on how you as…

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Asking For Forgiveness Rather Than Permission Doesn’t Work With SMSF Breaches

There is a proverb that says that it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission. Generally speaking, the idea behind this saying is that if you ask for permission…

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Why You Should Be Checking Your Super Now Rather Than Later

Retirement might seem like a far off dream for many in the workforce, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how much money you might require to live comfortably in…

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Why Should You Use A Corporate Trustee Instead of Individuals For A Family Trust?

A family trust is a great structure.  It provides tax flexibility whilst giving you asset separation in two directions.  But what does asset separation in two directions mean? And why might we…

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Recent Changes To Your Superannuation That You Need To Know

There were a few changes to superannuation that were passed by the Senate recently.   You can now use the bring-forward rule to make three years’ worth of non-concessional contributions (where you…

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Super Guarantee Rate To Rise On 1 July

Many years ago Julia Gillard’s government announced increases in the Superannuation Guarantee rate from 9% at the time, up to 12%.  The impact of the Global Financial Crisis has led subsequent governments…

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High School Students, It’s Time To Get Creative About Tax & Super

The ATO’s Tax, Super + You competition is a fun and engaging way for Australian high school students to learn about tax and super, unleash their creativity and potentially win some great…

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Getting a Double Deduction for your Super Contributions?

Each year you are entitled to a tax deduction for a certain amount of superannuation contributions. The tax deduction is available to your employer if they contribute on your behalf but it…

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