Monthly Archives: April 2015

NEWS – Unpaid Super Means Missing Revenue for Government Revenue

The issue of unpaid super by many employers is growing – Katarina Taurian at SMSF Adviser writes – As speculation mounts that super tax breaks will be cut, one industry super fund has found the government has lost more than … Continue reading

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SMSF Basics – How an SMSF is set up

Setting up an SMSF is an important decision and has several considerations BEFORE you decide an SMSF is for you, or have had discussions with your financial or tax agent advisor and conclude an SMSF may be a suitable part … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Taking control of her super with SMSF and a team she could trust

WHERE she was at – Coming from public service, then self-employment with her husband, Antonia was working on her passion with a community cause, in a voluntary capacity, as well as building a new business and awareness of available facilities … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investing – Interest Cover – What does it tell investors?

The interest cover ratio, (also known as interest coverage or times interest earned) tells us  how many times the profit of a  company covers its total interest-payment expense bill. The formula is calculated by dividing EBIT (earnings before interest and … Continue reading

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Pensions – Truths and Myths about Super, Govt Burden and Tax Concessions

Is the tax system burdened by rising pensions as the population ages, loss of tax revenue due to concessions, or supporting high-income earners? According to Ms Pauline Vamos CEO of Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), “For some time … Continue reading

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SMSF Basics – Overview of SMSF from ATO statistics

The popularity of Self-Managed Super continues to grow – is it suitable for you? ATO Statistics December 2014 – 545,000+ SMSF’s in Australia – 1,034,000+ members – $568+ billion in SMSFs (Total Aust & Overseas assets) – Number of Members … Continue reading

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