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By Adele WardleyThe budget announced last night has proposed many changes to the way superannuation funds are currently taxed. These changes will impact the strategies on how to accumulate superannuation as well as those who are currently paying pensions. It will be critical to review your circumstances before making further contributions and plan to ensure your superannuation is structured to best deal with the changes occurring on 1 July 2017.  The below is a summary of the key proposed me... More...
From 1 July 2013 employers will need to pay 9.25% superannuation contributions on ordinary times earnings of their workers, an increase from the current rate of 9%. The superannuation guarantee percentage will continue to rise each year, until it reaches 12% in the year commencing 1 July 2019.This change will hit businesses bottom line, and you should ensure your budgets for the coming year reflect the increase. For larger employers the change may be substantial. It is also worth reviewing y... More...
Written by Adele Wardley. 2013 has arrived and with it the excitement, newness and positivity of a new beginning.If you're anything like me it only takes a few days re-charging over the Christmas/New Year to be raring to go again. If you are making new year resolutions, make sure they are sustainable and add to the bottom line. Remember, any initiatives need to be assessed on both profitability and cash flow (they are not the same thing) as well as weighing up the short term versus long term... More...
Written by Adele Wardley. It seems an unlikely choice – between a book keeper or a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – one reduces the daily drudgery of invoices, bank reconciliations and administration – the other is a high level executive charged with providing strategic advice.When a small business owner is pressed for time (and frankly, who isn’t), a book keeper seems like the logical port of call to ‘gain back some time’, find that ‘work-life balance’, ‘free yourself up’, and allow yourself... More...