DIY Superannuation

Property Investment and Your SMSF?

Australian’s generally love property ownership.  Directly held property makes up approximately 19% of all Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) assets, indicating that many trustees consider it’s an important and significant part of a diversified portfolio.  There are numerous strategies and ...

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Further Superannuation Legislation Update November 2016

On Wednesday 9 November 2016 the Government introduced its superannuation legislation which makes changes to the superannuation laws it originally announced in the 2016 Federal Budget. Most of these changes will apply from 1 July 2017 so it might be sensible to for you to start thinking about ...

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No changes to SMSF off-market transfers after 1 July 2013

Last night the Federal Government amended the Bill that was originally designed to effectively ban SMSF off-market transfers from 1 July 2013 and impose other restrictions around related party transactions. Previously, as part of the response to the Cooper Review, the Government announced that ...

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The Changing State of Super

From 1 July 2013, the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) percentage will increase to 9.25 per cent – the first increase to minimum SG rate since it reached 9 per cent in 2002/03. It will gradually increase to 12 per cent by 1 July 2019.

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Important Reminder: Superannuation contributions

Things are changing with regards to the tax deductible superannuation contributions cap of $50,000, including salary sacrifice amounts, if you are 50 or older will stop on 30 June 2012? From 1 July 2012, the cap will be limited to $25,000 regardless of your age and any excess over $25,000 will ...

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Make it Super in 2011

As we enter 2011 there are a few things you should be reviewing now with regards to your superannuation setup, here are my top 5 action items to review. 1. Find Your Lost Superannuation

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Artwork for your retirement

Many people are attracted to owning artwork not just for the visual value but also for the investment potential. This type of investment product if selected correctly can be a great diversification from the listed investment markets that we see a lot of capital volatility in.

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Anti Detriment Payments and Deduction.. Anti Who?

We all know the power of anti-oxidants in our foods that provide our bodies with goodness. Another ‘anti’ I want to introduce you to is the ‘anti-detriment’. Anti who? or Aunty who? As the advert asks that brought anti oxidants to our attention.

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