Superannuation - Insights

Royal Commission into Financial Services – what matters?

by Graeme Bibby Superannuation, Investment, Wealth Management

The final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was published on 4 February 2019. Established on 14 December 2017 by the Governor-General, the Commission received over 10,300 public submissions and held …

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2018/19 Federal Budget analysis

by Leanne Spiteri Tax, Superannuation, Business & Enterprise

Watch Mutual Trust’s short analysis of the 2018/19 Federal Budget. On Tuesday, 8 May 2018, The Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down his third budget (the Turnbull Government’s second of its three-year term), focussing on restraining expenditure, improving the …

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To be frank

by Maria Lui Superannuation

On 12 March 2018, the Opposition Leader, The Hon Bill Shorten MP announced that a Labor government would abolish cash refunds for excess dividend imputation (franking) credits. Mr Shorten said the policy, with a financial impact of $5.6 billion in …

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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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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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