Tag Archives: Superannuation

Making Sense of Taxes on Money You Get Back from Your Bank

Introduction: In a perfect world, banks would always do right by us, giving good advice and being transparent. But sometimes, they mess up. When this happens, regulators step in to fix things and compensate those who get hurt. If you find yourself getting money back from your bank, you might wonder if you have to … Continue reading Making Sense of Taxes on Money You Get Back from Your Bank

The World of Stapled Super Funds

Introduction: In the world of superannuation, Stapled Super Funds have changed the game, making things simpler for employers and employees. Let’s break down what you need to know about Stapled Super Funds and how they affect your money. Understanding Stapled Super Funds: In the past, changing jobs often meant dealing with different super accounts and … Continue reading The World of Stapled Super Funds

Franking Credits: A Simple Guide for Tax-Exempt Groups

Introduction: Franking credits can be a helpful perk in Australia’s tax system, lowering taxes on dividends for shareholders. But tax-exempt groups need to be careful not to lose out on franking credit refunds. In this blog post, let’s break down the tricky part of the law, subparagraph 207-122(b)(i) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 … Continue reading Franking Credits: A Simple Guide for Tax-Exempt Groups

Tax Landscape of Superannuation Death Benefits

Introduction: In the world of finances, two certainties persist: death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin’s timeless quote holds particularly true regarding superannuation death benefits. Understanding the intricacies of taxation on these benefits is crucial for ensuring that your hard-earned savings are distributed to beneficiaries in the most tax-effective manner. This article breaks down three key factors … Continue reading Tax Landscape of Superannuation Death Benefits

Tax Troubles: What to Do When Records Go Missing

Introduction: We’ve all been there—rummaging through drawers, scouring folders, and frantically searching computer files, only to realise that our tax records are nowhere to be found. Whether it’s due to a move, a technological mishap, or the unfortunate aftermath of a natural disaster, the panic that sets in is undeniable. But fear not, for there … Continue reading Tax Troubles: What to Do When Records Go Missing

The Ultimate Super Gift for Yourself this Christmas

Introduction: The holiday season is upon us, and while gifts under the tree are delightful, have you considered giving yourself a gift that keeps on giving? Picture this: a super gift that not only doesn’t cost a thing but sets the stage for a financially secure future. Intrigued? Let’s talk about the ultimate super gift … Continue reading The Ultimate Super Gift for Yourself this Christmas

Wonderland for Your Holiday Home

Introduction: Owning a holiday home can be a dream come true for many Australians, providing a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, when it comes to tax time, holiday homeowners need to navigate the rules surrounding deductions accurately. This blog aims to shed light on the key considerations and questions to … Continue reading Wonderland for Your Holiday Home

A Guide to Recognising and Reporting Scams in Your Digital World

In today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape, scams have become increasingly sophisticated, making it crucial for individuals to be vigilant and proactive in protecting themselves. As part of the National Anti-Scams Centre’s annual Scams Awareness Week, we want to empower you to Stop, Think, and Protect against the rising tide of scams, particularly those impersonating trusted … Continue reading A Guide to Recognising and Reporting Scams in Your Digital World

Your Easy Guide to Peace of Mind

Securing the future of your superannuation is a crucial aspect of financial planning. Understanding the ins and outs of beneficiary nominations ensures that your hard-earned money ends up in the right hands. Let’s break down the different types of nominations and what to do if you haven’t made one or if it’s deemed invalid. Types … Continue reading Your Easy Guide to Peace of Mind

Demystifying Superannuation Death Benefits

Introduction When planning for the future, understanding what happens to your superannuation (super) after you’re gone is crucial. Let’s break down the complex jargon into simple terms so you can make informed decisions about nominating beneficiaries. What happens to your super when you’re no longer around? Unlike your other assets, your super doesn’t automatically become … Continue reading Demystifying Superannuation Death Benefits