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    Are you aware of Superannuation Death Benefits Tax?

    September 2, 2019

    What you need to know when you’re investing your money into Superannuation. Having funds in Superannuation is usually a great financial structure from a tax perspective. Generally during a member’s working life earnings and contributions are taxed at 15%, then in retirement when they start an account based pension the earnings are taxed at 0% […]

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    How the Federal Election has impacted Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

    June 24, 2019

    What a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) member needs to know! The Federal Election result on 18 May 2019 was a surprise to many! For SMSF members it was definitely a positive result. Following the major changes that were implemented on 1 July 2017, it is a welcome relief that there is some certainty on the […]

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    Superannuation

    Excess Concessional Contributions – are you within the limits?

    October 8, 2018

    Know your limits and structure your contributions! Within the constantly changing superannuation environment, a common risk that members face are being penalized for exceeding their contribution limits. For the current 2018 – 2019 financial years, the concessional contribution limit has been set at $25,000. (Please note that the non-concessional limit is $100,000 per year but […]

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    Adding family members to a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund

    August 23, 2018

    From 1 July 2019, you may add more family members to your SMSF but what do you need to be aware of? Even though more than 90% of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF’s) only have one or two members SMSF’s have traditionally been able to have up to four members in the fund. The government has […]

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    First Home Super Saver and what it means for you

    July 20, 2018

    Want to know more about the First Home Super Saver Scheme? As you may have heard, from 1 July 2018 individuals may be able to withdraw funds from superannuation to help fund a home deposit. So is the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) right for you? We have provided the following to assist you […]

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    Superannuation – should we still bother?

    July 4, 2018

    Superannuation is still the best tax environment! There have been many changes to Superannuation over the last 10-15 years. For many Accountants and Financial Advisors, dealing with these changes has been beneficial due to the extra work it has created. But for your everyday superannuation members, it has diminished their confidence overall in the system. It […]

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  • Downsize your home and maximise your super - Accru Melbourne
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    Downsize your home and maximise your super too!

    June 18, 2018

    Are you over 65 and want to downsize your home? If you are over 65 and have been thinking about downsizing your home, it is now the time to do so! As of 1 July 2018, homeowners over the age of 65 can sell their home and put up to $300,000 ($600,000 for a couple) […]

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    Buying property within your Self-Managed Super Fund

    May 31, 2018

    Are you wanting to buy a property? Have you thought about using your Self-Managed Super? Buying property within your self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) has grown in recent years due to legislative changes which allow SMSFs to borrow money but there are various rules and other considerations before choosing this route. SMSF Property Rules – Residential […]

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    Superannuation

    Where does my superannuation go after I pass?

    May 14, 2018

    Binding Death Benefit Nomination (BDBN) or a Non-Binding Death Benefit Nomination (Non-BDBN) – that is the question! When you pass away, a vast majority of your assets are distributed via your Will. Your superannuation is not one such asset. Upon your passing, the Trustee of your superannuation fund will distribute your superannuation monies in accordance […]

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    Is a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund the one for you?

    March 29, 2018

    Want to know more about Self-Managed Superannuation Funds? A SMSF (Self-Managed Superannuation Fund) is a possible option for those looking to take greater control and have more flexibility over what they want to invest in. For example, a SMSF can invest in residential or commercial property and even partake in Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBA’s). […]

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