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The Five Common Mistakes of Next Gen Education Programs

by Elizabeth Goldfinch Next Gen

Would you hand your children the keys to the car before they have learnt how to drive? This is the unfortunate position many of the rising generation face when they are thrust, often suddenly, into the driver’s seat of their …

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Should you be paying superannuation contributions for contractors?

by Brendan Henderson Superannuation

Many employers are surprised to discover that in some circumstances, they are required to pay superannuation contributions behalf of their contractors. For some, they only become aware of the problem years after they engaged the services of the contractor, leading …

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Capital Gains Tax relief for superannuation funds

by Helen McPhee Tax, Superannuation

The Australian Taxation Office has released guidelines on the Transitional Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief available to superannuation funds needing to comply with the new $1.6 million pension cap and recent changes to the transition to retirement rules. What do …

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The 10 most common employment mistakes in family business

by Brad Simmons Families, Business & Enterprise

There are few issues in family business that create more conflict and tension than the employment of family members. The complexities involved – and the breakdowns in communication and trust that can result – contribute significantly to the alarmingly high …

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Salary sacrificing into super to maximise your contribution cap

by Helen McPhee Superannuation

While we wait for the government to draw up legislation pertaining to the May Budget, the start of a new financial year also brings about salary reviews which can give you the chance to review available superannuation contribution strategies. While …

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Four ways our investor portal provides you with a greater understanding of your overall consolidated financial position

by Tanya Vanderpoel Private Clients, Families

Do you have access to timely, relevant and accurate portfolio information when making investment decisions? Mutual Trust has invested significant resources to develop an Investor Portal to provide families with a comprehensive and flexible dashboard to review portfolio assets and …

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Tax concessions for early stage investors

by Brendan Henderson Business & Enterprise

From 1 July 2016, changes have been made to encourage investment into early stage Australian businesses as part of a push for greater innovation in Australia. These changes offer attractive tax benefits for investors. Incentives for Early Stage Investors The …

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Federal Budget 2016

by Leanne Spiteri Business & Enterprise

Mutual Trust 2016 Federal Budget from Mutual Trust on Vimeo.

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Building a Family Office with outcomes in mind

by Jeff Steiner Families

We are often asked “so what is a family office anyway and does my family actually need one?” The short answer, as with many questions in life, is “It depends”.The question is a perfectly legitimate one – there is plenty …

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