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How is your super going, ready for retirement?
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ATO increasing data exchange with international regulators
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Illegal SMSF early access scheme leads to $6,000 fine
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Our 'hardest' SMSF tasks
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Uber drivers hit for 10% tax
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Lack of literacy promotes unrealistic goals
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Taxpayer failed to prove that payments were “loans”
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New STP dates confirmed as ATO goes on compliance blitz
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ATO flags compliance project for FY17/18
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Items that heat up your depreciation deductions
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Doing a budget is a good idea but ....
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Government ‘undermines’ tax system in new moves on property expenses
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Taxpayer denied deduction for work expenses of $60,000
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Overtime meal expenses disallowed because no allowance received
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Key Economic Indicators, 2017
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Government to shut down salary sacrifice loophole
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Crowdfunding legislation gets greenlight
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ATO heavyweight responds to hacking fears
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Checklist - Individuals Tax Returns - 2017
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Checklist - Tax time 2017 - Company, Trust & Partnership
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Checklist - Superannuation Funds - 2017
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ATO to ramp up scrutiny of $20K tax break use
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‘Bank-like heists’ make way for new wave of cyber crime
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ATO reports on key contraventions for 2016-17
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ATO, mid-tiers warn on common expenses myths
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SMSF trustees told to take action on contributions
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Higher instant asset write-off threshold for small business extended
Article archive
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Quarter 2 April - June 2017
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Quarter 1 January - March 2017
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Quarter 4 October - December 2016
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Quarter 3 July - September 2016
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Quarter 2 April - June 2016
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Quarter 1 January - March 2016
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Quarter 4 October - December 2015
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Quarter 3 July - September 2015
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Quarter 2 April - June 2015
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Quarter 1 January - March 2015
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Quarter 4 October - December 2014
Quarter 2 of, 2015 archive
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Capital Gains Tax – which year?
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SMSFs may be missing out on allowable deductions
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Change to Early Access Rules
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Checklist for Employers Year-end
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Year-end Tax Planning – Small Business
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Year-end Tax Planning – Trusts
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Reminders and Tax Strategies for SMSFs pre-year end
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Year-end Tax Planning – Individuals
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Tips and traps for acquiring SMSF assets from related parties
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Overtime Payments May Eliminate Claims for Unfair Dismissal
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ACCC issues scam warning
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SME Dispute Resolution
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Land Tax – Victoria
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R&D incentives at risk
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ATO adds ‘hot issue’ to its SMSF target list
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Additional Super Contributions Not Appropriate for all
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Issues arising from an underpaid pension
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Salary and Superannuation after the death of an employee
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IPA calls for zero pc tax rate
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Budget 2015 - some professional opinions
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Australian Government - Budget 2015
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Looming end to SMSF Borrowings?
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ATO warns SMSFs on franking credits scheme
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Lump Sum Payments - Employer Reporting
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Small business tax cuts 'not enough', says IPA
How is your super going, ready for retirement?

How realistic are your goals?  Tools on this site will help you monitor how you're going.  Click on the Financial Tools / Calculator button to login, or register, to use this powerful resource.

     

 

Most Baby Boomers have missed out on a life time of superannuation contributions which leaves many with a gap between how they'd like to retire compared to what their assets can deliver. This is not uncommon, see article below titled 'Lack of literacy promotes unrealistic goals'. Often a better understanding of your position, and given some time, is like turning on a light and is a call to action. For many this might even mean seeking professional help.

Preparing for the retirement you want is complex and often difficult.


On this website there are tools you can use to review how your Superannuation is going compared to your retirement goals. These Tools are available 24/7 and are accessed via the Financial Tools / Calculator button. All you need do is enter the information required (this might take a bit as no one's life is that simple) and the software will automatically fill, where it can, some of the forms for you.

Once done you can go to the Toolbox and modify the Super Optimiser tool to see what might be needed to be retirement ready. While doing this you can ask you planner or accountant a question or two using the contact form on the right.

You can also prepare a budget and analyse your cash flow at the same time. 24/7 access is also very handy.

Also all information you enter is available when you next login. This means you can build a very accurate picture of your financial position over time. Once done then this information is readily available to you by simply logging back in to our site at any time of the day or night.

Don't forget either that time is important when building a 'nest egg' so offer these tools to your children as well. Every little bit helps.

Finally, if you have any questions after using this resource then simply ask us as we can help.

 

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