Super contribution caps to increase from 01 July 2024

More changes to superannuation are on the way, with the recent announcement that contributions caps will increase on the back of a 4.5 per cent rise in Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (AWOTE) …

The proposed $3 million super cap tax

The Federal Government has proposed an additional tax in the superannuation space, targeting super funds with balances over $3 million. Draft legislation for this new tax, currently known as Division 296 Tax, was released on 03 Octo …

Succession: Handing your business to the next generation

What is the end game for your business? Succession is not just a topic for a TV series or billionaire families, it’s about successfully transitioning your business and maximising its capital value for you, the owners …

Super Guarantee increasing to 11%

Compulsory superannuation for workers is a vital part of the Australian retirement income system. Introduced in 1992 and known as Superannuation Guarantee (SG), it’s a forced savings scheme designed to provide an income to Australia …

Getting ready for EOFY '23

With the end of the 2023 financial year upon us, meeting with one of our Accounting Advisers for a Tax Planning session is a great way to address future planning, cash flow management and preparing for your tax lodgement. Finding so …

End of the Lamington Offset

With the Federal Budget on Tuesday, 09 May and end of financial year looming, cost-of-living pressures (or relief) and income tax are sure to be in the spotlight. The Federal Government has already …

ATO changes to Work from Home (WFH) deductions

With working from home becoming and remaining more prevalent since the pandemic, it's important to be aware that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has updated its approach around claiming expenses for …

Self-Managed Super hits a high note

New Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) are springing up at a record rate, but the growth is coming from a new and unexpected area. …

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds: A cornerstone of family wealth

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) have long been a favoured structure for many families to come together and build wealth. With a 15% tax rate and 0.00% once in the pension phase, it is regarded as a beneficial way to diversi …

Navigating these markets

We thought it timely to add some internal Peak Investment Committee commentary around the Wealth Market Update for the June 2022 quarter. Our Investment Committee meets monthly to receive written and verbal updates from fund manager …