Property Marketing update July 2017 (1)

Property Market Update July 2017

The property market, you will probably know that we don’t often comment on residential property. Due to it being such a heterogeneous asset class (the opposite to homogenous) there are pockets performing differently everywhere. However, given that most of us will have some exposure, we have included some observations from SQM Research to update you on the broader market.

Financial Market Update July 2017

After a big sell-off in May, (-4.01%) the S&P/ASX200 Accumulation index managed a small gain of 0.17% for the month of June.

That was better though than Global markets, where the MSCI World index (in Aust Dollars) lost 2.54% for the month.

Bond markets sold off during June as interest rates rose,

The Australian Budget 2017 - Summary by Superfund Partners

The Australian Federal Budget 2017: Getting into property and getting out of property, left field bank hit & investment in infrastructure.

The Australian Federal Budget 2017: Getting into property and getting out of property, things from left field & investment in infrastructure.

 

Wow, has this budget got a deal for you!

You always want what you haven’t got.  When you’re young you are thinking about schemes to get your access to your super money to buy a house and when you’re old you’re looking for ways to get it back into super.

Federal Budget 2017: The round-up in less than 2 minutes

Scott Morrison has delivered his second Budget, aimed at boosting growth and the government’s flagging poll rating, declaring there are “better days ahead”. Here is a a quick recap of some of the key announcements that affect the individual.

To find out more, read our “Government delivers stability in 2017-18 Federal Budget”

Minimising complexity essential for super success says ASFA

Minimising complexity essential for super success, says ASFA

Following the budget, The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has said while not as substantial as the landmark reforms in last year’s Budget, this year’s package of superannuation-related measures announced by the government will nonetheless have a wide-ranging impact.

ASFA CEO Dr Martin Fahy said ASFA has advocated for the extension of capital gains tax (CGT) rollover relief announced in tonight’s Budget,

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Superfund Partners Brisbane Has Moved to Eight Mile Plains

The lease at 195 Vulture Street South Brisbane has expired and due to the uncertainty around redevelopment plans for this office, we have decided to relocate to Eight Mile Plains.

The very modern Eight Mile Plains office has recently undergone renovations to allow for this relocation and is only a short drive from our previous South Brisbane location.

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Government delivers stability in 2017-18 Federal Budget

Stability and confidence for superannuation is the good news coming out of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. With SMSF members still working through the wide-reaching and complex superannuation changes of the last Budget which take effect from 1 July 2017, this Budget’s minimal changes will result in a period for members to ensure they have the correct strategies in place.

Impact of Super Changes – How are we addressing your advice needs?

Impact of Super Changes – How are we addressing your advice needs?

 

Over the last few months, many of our clients have been asking us what they need to do – if anything – following the raft of super changes that were made law in November that come into effect 1 July 2017.

Before I explain our approach for working with SMSF trustees impacted by the changes,

DIVERTING PERSONAL SERVICES INCOME TO SMSFS

Diverting personal services income to SMSFs

The ATO is currently reviewing arrangements where individuals (at, or approaching, retirement age) purport to divert their personal services income to an SMSF, so that the income is taxed concessionally (or exempt from tax) in the fund, rather than being subject to tax at the individual’s marginal tax rate. These arrangements normally involve the individual’s income being paid to another entity (e.g.,

concessional contribution cap changes

Concessional contribution cap changes: points to consider

Concessional contributions are those made with pre-tax income and can come in many forms, most commonly as

  • Superannuation Guarantee contributions made by your employer,
  • Salary sacrificed contributions made on your behalf, or
  • Tax-deductible contributions if you are self-employed.

Below, we’ve summarised a few important considerations regarding the cap changes that became law on 29 November 2016.