Month: August 2017

Strategic Financial Advice

Millions but not all to benefit from 2017 super changes

With changes to super now in effect, numerous Australians will get a leg up, many being low-income earners. According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), more than four million Australians will benefit from the super changes that came into effect on 1 July 2017.

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Living Estate Planning

Death and small business CGT concessions

When a person dies, their assets are transferred to their legal personal representative (LPR) or are acquired by a surviving joint tenant, where the deceased owned those assets as joint tenants with another person. As there is a change of ownership a capital gains tax (CGT) event arises. 

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Tax

What is a ‘Cryptocurrency’

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography or encryption for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most endearing allure, is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.

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Living Estate Planning

Property Inheritance – CGT & Property Sales

In my previous article I mentioned that if you inherit a dwelling and later sell or otherwise dispose of it, you may be exempt from capital gains tax (CGT), depending on when the deceased acquired the property, when they died and whether the property has been used to produce income (such as rent).

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Tax

Innovative investor incentives

If your innovative idea has real legs for commercialisation in business then the government has set up a tremendous incentive for venture capitalist investors. It’s a sign our politicians are wanting to support the innovation of entrepreneurial Australians and it’s also an indication of the global vision of these entrepreneurs. 

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Lending & Finance

How your bank calculates a business risk

Just like you, banks are in business – and they don’t succeed by making bad deals. When they consider your loan application, they’re calculating the financial risk of entering into an arrangement with you. Let’s break it down…

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Strategic Financial Advice

What happens if I let my insurance lapse?

Think about where you would be without insurance if something were to happen to you. If you let your insurance cover slip, you risk being unable to make a claim when you may really need to.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Whether your goal is to pay off your mortgage or holiday each year, you are more likely to succeed with a plan of action!

If you’ve paid off your home, have a healthy stash of super and take an overseas holiday each year, you’ve made it financially. That’s the view of many Australians according to recent research.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Ways to manage your debt leading up to and during your retirement

While most Aussies had planned to retire at age 65, the reality is that around a quarter of us are expecting to delay our retirement. The most recent Retirement and Retirement Intentions survey data released by ABS in 2015 found the number of people aged 45 and over who intend to retire later than age 65 is 23%, compared to only 8% of people surveyed in 2004-051.

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Tax

Small business restructure roll-over concessions

What happens if you are in the wrong structure? Have you ever had a chat with a colleague or mate and thought “why aren’t I doing that” or “I wish I could change the way my business works”.

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Tax

Great news for everyone running a small business!

The Small Business Entity threshold has increased to $10 million from 1 July 2016 onwards (became law on 19th May 2017). Previously the Small Business Entity threshold was $2 million. Basically, you are a Small Business Entity if you carry on a business and have an aggregated turnover of less than $10 million.

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