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Eliminate Tax on Investment Income – SMSF Borrowing Strategy

By | Investment, SMSF, Strategy, Taxation | No Comments

Superannuation is the most tax-effective vehicle for investment. Either taxed on earnings at 15 per cent, or for those funds that are paying pensions to their members, a superannuation fund’s earnings become tax free. The problem however, is that the government knows all too well how concessionally taxed superannuation has become, so it has limited the amount that individuals can contribute to their concessionally taxed superannuation funds. As a result, many people have significant investments outside of superannuation that are taxed a higher individual marginal…

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SMSF Trustee Penalty Regime

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On 6 March 2014, the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.1) Bill 2014 passed through both houses of parliament, and is currently awaiting Royal Ascent. The Bill gives effect to a new penalty regime for trustees of Self Managed Superannuation Funds. Designed to encourage and ensure trustee compliance with the SIS Act, the regime commences 1 July 2014 and subjects trustees to monetary penalties, mandatory education and rectification directions if found in breach of the SIS Act. Monetary Penalties An administrative penalty is…

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Why Cloud Accounting is Good For Business

By | Accounting Software, Cloud, Starting a business | No Comments

If you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a wise investment. Working in the cloud will give you better insight into and overview of your finances, and improve collaboration with your team. Accounting software shouldn’t be a chore to use Small business accounting software that’s not available via the cloud can be tedious. Traditionally, it can suck up far too much of your business’ time and effort. This doesn’t add value, and takes the fun out of being in…

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Considering a Franchise

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At one time or another, many business owners and operators consider – however briefly – the idea of either franchising their operations, or buying into an established franchise business. As accounting advisors to small and medium sized businesses alike, we are often asked about the pros and cons of both these options. Taking on a franchise can seem pretty attractive compared to starting a business from scratch and in the last two years, the number of franchise systems operating in the Australian business market has…

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