The Rich Life Vol 74

October 2, 2023
The warmer weather and spring rains are a welcome break from the colder months. And, while outside activities become more tempting, don’t forget to find a moment or two to review your finances to make sure you’re up-to-date and on-track. Household wealth has increased for the third quarter in a row. It rose by 2.6%…

How a super recontribution strategy could improve your tax position

October 2, 2023
Withdrawing part of your superannuation fund balance then paying it back into the account, known as a recontribution strategy, may sound a little strange but it could deliver a number of benefits including reducing tax and helping to manage super balances between you and your spouse. Your super is made up of tax-free and taxable components….

The Rich Life Vol 72

August 1, 2023
Welcome to our August newsletter and, with winter winding up and tax returns on the way for some, there may be sunnier days ahead. While the price of most goods and services continues to rise, the good news is the rate of increase is continuing to slow and the markets are beginning to breathe a…

Trusts and the new super tax rules

August 1, 2023
Ensuring you’ve structured your finances tax-effectively is always a concern, but with new tax rules for super on the horizon, many people with large balances are considering alternative vehicles to save for retirement. Unsurprisingly, this has sparked a renewed interest in an old favourite – trusts. Trusts have always been popular in Australia, with the…

Will these super changes affect you?

July 4, 2023
As our superannuation balances grow larger, it makes more sense than ever to keep track of the many rules changes that have recently happened or are coming up soon. Australians are investing more in super – almost $151 billion dollars in the year ending March 2023, an increase of 11.3 per cent.i Those extra contributions,…

The Rich Life Vol 70

June 1, 2023
Welcome to our June newsletter, as the winter sets in and the end of the financial year approaches, it’s a good chance to spend some time tidying up and reviewing your finances. Concerns that the Reserve Bank may lift interest rates this month, along with the drama over the US debt ceiling and the worry…

Tax Alert June 2023

June 1, 2023
Budget incentives and crackdowns on unpaid tax debts and rental deductions Although this year’s Federal Budget was short on big changes when it came to tax, there still have still been some important developments in this area. Here are some of the latest developments in the world of tax. Small business tax incentives and write-offs…
Gold Coast Financial Planners

Federal Budget 2023-24: Focus on tax

May 10, 2023
Tax measures were less central to this year’s Federal Budget than they have been in recent years. While there were some new tax measures, the Budget this year was more about the first surplus in 15 years and various spending measures. After highlighting the gloomy outlook for the global economy, Treasurer Jim Chalmers emphasised Australia’s…
The Rich Life Vol 63

The Rich Life Vol 63

October 27, 2022
Welcome to our November newsletter. While the race that stops a nation is always a highlight of early November, on the economic front the Labor government’s first Budget, handed down in late October, has been a talking point. Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ first Budget was delivered against a backdrop of continuing turmoil on the global economic…
Gold Coast Financial Planners

Federal Budget 2022-23: From a tax perspective

October 27, 2022
Quiet on the tax front, for now For once, tax measures took a back seat in a Federal Budget, with the second version for this year being billed as a “solid and sensible Budget suited to the times”. The October 2022 Budget resisted the recent trend to continually tinker with our tax system, but it…

Get your SMSF ready for 30 June

June 1, 2022
With the end of the financial year (EOFY) just around the corner, it’s important to ensure your SMSF meets its compliance obligations. The rules around SMSFs are strict and if you don’t do things the right way, your fund could end up paying extra tax. Here’s some key tasks trustees need to complete prior to…
Salary sacrifice

Salary sacrifice to cut tax and boost your super

May 27, 2022
This time of year, people’s thoughts start turning to their tax return, but it can also be a good time to set things up so you don’t pay more tax than required next financial year. Simply talking to your employer about setting up an arrangement to “sacrifice” some of your pre-tax salary could potentially lower…
April 2022 Newsletter

The Rich Life Vol 56

March 31, 2022
Welcome to an early Federal Budget edition of our April newsletter. As the Morrison Government clears the decks ahead of a May election, Australians will be weighing up the impact on their household budgets. The war in Ukraine added a major new source of uncertainty to the local and global economic outlook in March. Economic…
Federal Budget - Tax

Federal Budget 2022-23: Spotlight on tax

March 31, 2022
Tax offsets and temporary cuts were at the heart of this year’s Federal Budget as the government attempts to woo voters in the run-up to the election. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg emphasised the crucial role of his tax measures in helping Australians cope with the growing cost of living pressures and in supporting the small businesses…

Federal Budget 2022-23 Analysis

March 30, 2022
Budget 2022: a balancing act Billed as a Budget for families with a focus on relieving short-term cost of living pressures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s fourth Budget also has one eye firmly on the federal election in May. At the same time, the government is relying on rising commodity prices and a forecast lift in wages…

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