Month: May 2018

Small Business Tax Advice

Tax Planning Tips – 2018

Tax Planning Tips for 2018 from Tax Champions: 1. Bloody Get it Done 2. Defer or Bring forward Income 3. Write Off Assets less than $20,000 4. Contribute to Super 15% Benefit 5. Restructure – This one is a MUST for some

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Tax

One-off Super Guarantee Amnesty

Employers that have fallen behind with their superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations will have 12 months to “self-correct” under a new amnesty announced late last month.

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Tax

Proposed Research and Development Tax Incentive Changes

Unfortunately the aim to save $2.4B over 4 years has complicated the Research and Development Tax Incentive Scheme (R&DTI) for companies with a turnover over $20M & reduced the benefits for the majority of claimants.

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Property

CGT and the family home

CGT and the family home: Expats and foreign residents beware! The family home of foreign residents and expats may be taxed if legislation before Parliament is passed by the Senate.

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Lending & Finance

Treat your investment property like a business and your tenants like clients

It’s important to look after the tenants in your investment property – it encourages them to stay long term and take care of your property. So how can you keep your tenants happy? By treating your property like a business and your tenants like valued customers.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Economic Update – May 2018

Market and Economic overview.

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Strategic Financial Advice

How to stay focussed in volatile markets

Investing in markets means volatility. When done well, you are getting paid for taking on risk. So why is it that sharp drops in the market have such a visceral impact on us? We only have to go back to early February, when markets dropped 4.6% in a few days to recall such a time of alarming headlines and concerned conversations.

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Strategic Financial Advice

SMSFs and your retirement horizon

Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) trustees often ask themselves, “What is the right mix of investments for my SMSF?” It’s a very common question, and one that will need to consider individual preference and the time until retirement.

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Strategic Financial Advice

How to help ensure your superannuation contributions don’t exceed the caps

Changes in the superannuation contribution caps, which kicked-in last year, give an added reason to keep a close eye on your contributions.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Making money and doing good

The rise of sustainable and impact investing. There is no doubt that interest in responsible investments is growing. Not only in Australia but globally, investors are increasingly interested in how a company makes its money not simply how much it makes.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Maximising your retirement benefits

After working hard for so many years, naturally you want your retirement to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That’s why it’s worth knowing which types of government support you may be entitled to when you’re transitioning into this new phase of life.

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Strategic Financial Advice

7 budgeting apps to help you save in 2018

Where does all that money go? A host of apps are available to help you easily answer that question and even budget better, so you don’t get caught short in the event of a ‘rainy day’ and can feel more comfortable and in control of your finances every day.

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