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Small Business Capital Gains Tax Concessions and Superannuation

NEIL STAFFORD HEAD OF COMPLEX ADVICE In addition to income tax concessions, the CGT small business concessions play an important role in allowing additional contributions to be made to superannuation (up to $1.615 million in the current financial year). In order to be eligible to gain access to the small business CGT concessions, certain eligibility criteria…
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FEDERAL BUDGET 2021 SUPERANNUATION

FEDERAL BUDGET 2021 SUPERANNUATION

NEIL STAFFORD HEAD OF COMPLEX ADVICE Superannuation professionals did not have particularly high expectations of superannuation related measures in the 2021 Federal Budget but had hoped to see a number of technical issues addressed with respect to residency requirements for self managed superannuation funds, legacy pensions and the unnecessary complexity in the indexation of transfer…
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Neil Stafford, Head of Complex Advice: Transfer Balance Cap Indexation Alert

CPI figures released recently confirm indexation of the general transfer balance cap will occur on 1 July 2021. The general transfer balance cap is currently $1.6 million. From 1 July 2021, it will be indexed to $1.7 million. When the general transfer balance cap is indexed to $1.7 million, there will no longer be a single…
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Why Gold Is Insurance During Times Of Crisis

Why Gold Is Insurance During Times Of Crisis

Gold has been a part of human history since the beginning of time. For centuries, from Pharaohs to Kings gold has been associated with prestige, power, wealth, and freedom. If you don’t know much about this yellow precious metal, reading this information will be a great place for you to start. So, why do I…
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Appropriate measures adverse events and positive outcomes

Appropriate measures, adverse events and positive outcomes

The establishment of an appropriate measure to mitigate a negative outcome that arises from an adverse event, whether expected or not, is an important consideration. However, the importance and benefit of doing so is often not truly realised until an adverse event occurs. When an adverse event occurs, the outcome for those with an appropriately established measure…
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Why rebalance an investment portfolio

Why rebalance an investment portfolio?

Many financial decisions we make regarding our personal finances can involve a certain level of risk. However, the level of risk that we are willing (tolerance) and able (capacity) to take, can vary from one person to the next. This is normal, and is often due the differences that exist in our: 1. financial situation, goals and…
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How to sign your Wills when you are in quarantine

How to sign your wills when you are in quarantine

Due to the Coronavirus, best practice is to not be with strangers or non-family members. However, a Will is only witnessed by strangers or persons that are not related to you. During periods of ‘lockdown’ in your community when you cannot leave your home the only witnesses maybe your next-door neighbours. This process assumes a…
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TAG Super Update Ability to Contribute from Age 65

TAG Super Update | Ability to Contribute from Age 65

 For SMSF members who are over 65 years of age and no longer working, there are very few options available for them to contribute to superannuation. Members of this age are no longer able to use the bring forward provisions (subject to the circumstances below), and they must satisfy a work test in order to…
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Retirement and changes to the Age Pension deeming rates

Retirement and changes to the Age Pension deeming rates

Financial wellbeing is defined as when you are able to meet expenses and have some money left over, are in control of your finances, and feeling financially secure, now and in the future. Some of the main factors that can influence your financial wellbeing are as follows: 1. financial capability (your financial knowledge, attitudes, decisions, and behaviours),…
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