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Economic Outlook - Brendan Collins Principal

Monday, 16 March 2020   
Economic Outlook - Brendan Collins Principal

These are unprecedented times and I am not in a position to make a forecast on the length of time of the virus impact and the longer term economic effect. What we can be certain of is this. It will have economic effect. With markets like the stock m...

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Self Managed Superfunds: Are they for you ?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020   

 ASIC have released a fact sheet comparison between Self Managed Superfunds and Industry funds. Some key points: Generally, SMSF's with balances under $500,000, on average,  have lower returns after expenses and tax compared to industry an...

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Unpaid superannuation: Businesses get a reprieve.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020   

On 18 September 2019, the Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 (the Bill), which allows non-complying employers to self-correct any unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) amounts...

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ATO Bushfire Lodgement Deferral for Select Shires

Wednesday, 20 November 2019   
ATO Bushfire Lodgement Deferral for Select Shires

The ATO has announced a two-month lodgement and payment deferral to taxpayers affected by recent bushfires across the east coast. ATO acting deputy commissioner Andrew Watson said that people affected by the fires should focus on getting thei...

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