Recently the ATO commissioner Chris Jordan said a practice built on supplying “simple returns” needs to look at their business model. The ATO’s free products have come under fire by high volume tax agents, however, this is exactly the area where artificial intelligence will likely dominate and human intelligence may not be required.
Are you dreaming about an earlier retirement, but unsure how to go about it? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 40 per cent of Aussie men and 35 per cent of Aussie women are planning to work past age 70 because they are worried about their ‘financial security’ in retirement.
By contributing into your super, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay while adding to your future retirement income.
If you’re a baby boomer, you may be considering passing down some of your treasured possessions to your children or grandchildren—especially if downsizing your home is on the horizon. If you’ve already made the assumption that they’ll be willing recipients, you could be in for a surprise.
While a traditional bank deposit is generally regarded as one of the safest forms of investment, it also currently offers amongst the lowest returns. For those relying on bank deposits to fund their retirement income, the current record low interest rate environment offers little reward.