Category Archives: Superannuation

The Sharemarket Crash: 30 years on

For some of you reading this blog, 1987 will seem like ancient history – way before you were born. For others, the share market crash of that year remains unforgettable. As a young accountant at the time, it seemed like … Continue reading

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Will you be SuperStream compliant by 28th October?

SuperStream is a government reform that has been in the implementation stage for some time.  The intention is to require employers to use electronic means to report and pay super, doing away with forms and cheque payments, and creating efficiencies.  … Continue reading

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Are You a Sprinter?

Who could ever forget Usain Bolt’s record-setting run in the final of the Men’s 100m at the 2012 London Olympics? Bolt ran the race of his life in a time of 9.63 seconds, setting a new Olympic record for that … Continue reading

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Lump sum investing versus dollar-cost averaging

The Australian market has been experiencing persisting volatility, causing significant apprehension and concern to investors. Should we wait and hold off investing? Should we dollar-cost average (DCA) into the market? Our advice is to focus on your financial objectives for … Continue reading

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Divorce – what it means to you (and your business)

Breaking up is hard to do. Beyond the emotional and financial turmoil divorce creates, there are a number of issues that need to be resolved. What happens when there is a family company? A ruling issued by the Australian Taxation … Continue reading

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Employers – watch post 1st July 2014 super contributions

Changes to superannuation laws now allow the Commissioner of Taxation to introduce minimum requirements relating to superannuation obligations, including the payment of contributions and the provision of information by employers.  One such requirement is that from 1st July 2014, employers … Continue reading

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The excess super contributions sting

As we near 30th June, clients should take care to ensure they do not exceed their $25,000 maximum super contribution limit for 2013. A bit of good news on this front is that this week saw the introduction of legislation … Continue reading

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