Insurances are a part of our daily lives and most people would have some exposure to a form of insurance. It could be home insurance, car insurance or private health insurance. However many people fail to insure the most important part of their live – themselves.
1st July has come and gone and with its passing, the new superannuation regime has officially begun. For those with pension balances above $1.6 million you should have been contacted by your super fund and/or accountant and made an election and signed documentation to commute your pension balance above $1.6 million.
With the Federal Budget’s proposed changes to superannuation taking all the attention, many clients are not aware of an interesting new piece of legislation that commenced just over 12 months ago on 1 July 2016. These new regulations offer extensions to CGT exemptions that can apply to small businesses.
It is getting close to 30 June, and advertisements will flood the airwaves regarding getting private health insurance to avoid a large tax bill – but is this really true?
With the massive changes to the superannuation regime occurring on 1 July 2017, many may have missed another tax reform that will be applying to small business from that date which should help cut the administration time and costs in preparing their business activity statement (BAS).
The end of financial year is fast approaching and for those clients with discretionary or family trusts, it is time to start thinking about preparing trustee resolutions indicating how the profit of the trust will be distributed amongst its beneficiaries.