Monthly Archives: May 2017

Budet 2017: Proposed Tax Measures

Budget 2017 has proposed a few tax changes.  Read about them here: Medicare levy Rises from 2.0% to 2.5% from 1 July 2019 to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Capital gains tax discount for investors in affordable housing

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Budget 2017: Housing Affordability

The Government has announced some Incentives to improve housing options.  Among these, are: Allowing first-home buyers to save a deposit through voluntary contributions to superannuation Disallowing travel deductions for investment residential property Limiting depreciation deductions for plant and equipment on

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Budget 2017: Social Security

Lots of Social Security changes have been proposed in Budget 2017.  Here’s a highlights list of some of these.  Please note that these are not yet enshrined in law. Reinstating the Pensioner Concession Card This will be reinstated for pensioners

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Budget 2017 – Who are the Winners & Losers?

WINNERS!! First home-buyers First home-buyers can save for a deposit by salary sacrificing into their super. Downsizers Downsizers, 65+, can contribute up to $300,000 each to super from the sale the family home regardless of satisfaction of the work test,

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Need to Understand a little more about the Downsizing Contribution?

As you’re not doubt aware, the Federal Government announced it’s 2017 Budget this week and one of the surprise outcomes was the Downsizing Contribution for those looking to move out of a larger family home.  Here’s a little more about

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Are You Missing out on Government Entitlements?

The chances are you dutifully file your tax returns every year but are you making the most of your government entitlements? In this article, we guide you through some key entitlements available for families. Are you confused about your government

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