10 May 2017
The Federal Budget 2017/18 has been released. Find out how it affects you.
11 Jan 2017
If you’re thinking of hiring extra staff it probably means one of two things – business is expanding, or you’re looking to cut back your own hours. Either way, it’s a good thing. Choosing the right people to join your business, however, can make a big difference to it’s ongoing success.
10 Nov 2016
Pollsters were unable to redeem themselves from their Brexit failings with another incorrect prediction. Donald Trump defeated Hillary.
20 Oct 2016
This year, we celebrated our ten year anniversary at our Consultum National Conference. The conference focused on our key theme, culture,partnership, success, and we would like to thank all our advisers, delegates and employees for their continuing support.
24 Jun 2016
The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a shock decision that has sent global markets plummeting. It has been over 40 years since the UK last voted to stay in the EU and sentiment towards the common market has shifted dramatically. Whilst the margin was narrow (52%/48% at the time of writing), it is a far cry from the 1975 decision to stay in the EU by 67% to 33%.
18 May 2016
The tax exemption on earnings in a transition to retirement (TTR) pension will be removed, thereby reducing the tax-effectiveness of a TTR strategy. Withdrawals from TTR pensions will also not be able to be taxed as lump sums. If you are over 60 you will still benefit from receiving tax-free pension payments.
12 May 2016
The Government is replacing the previous cap of $180,000 per year (or $540,000 over 3 years under the ‘bring forward’ provisions) with a lifetime cap of $500,000. This will be indexed, presumably on an annual basis. While this change is effective from Budget night, importantly it is also retrospective as it will take into account all non-concessional contributions made since 1 July 2007.
05 May 2016
Treasurer Scott Morrison reveals his first Budget.
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