Using a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to purchase property is becoming increasingly common. It can be tax-effective, allow you to invest in both residential and commercial properties, and utilise your superannuation before you retire. However, before you setup that brand new SMSF to buy property, you may want to consider the following. Residential v Commercialread more
Discretionary trusts and private companies are used extensively by small and medium sized business owners and families, and have been proven to provide tax effective strategies during business and working lives. However, there are implications in retirement around means testing, including for pensions and fees for aged care. Case Study In a recent case, aread more
Ever thought about investing in property using your super? Transferring commercial property into superannuation is commonplace – and has been for many years – and the benefits of owning property in superannuation can be significant. In order to understand the real-word application of owning property in your super, consider the following example. In this situation,read more
For many people, branding is something that’s associated with big, multi-national businesses like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Apple and Ford, to name a few. While small business owners may not see the value in establishing and maintaining a brand, it could prove to be an important investment that fosters awareness of your business, drives sales and setsread more
In 1999 I walked through the doors of a small office in the centre of Joondalup WA in search of an accountant who could fix the mistakes I had made in my tax return. Mr McKinley and Mr Plowman were there and 19 years later their 2-person firm has grown into a 50+ strong teamread more
As the workforce increasingly favours flexibility and good work-life balance, companies throughout Australia (and indeed the world) offer their employees the chance to work from home; while others set up their own business to take greater control over their working lives. With this flexibility in working from home, there are certain things that you canread more
Over the past week or so, global share markets have fallen significantly due to growth concerns. One of the catalysts is the concern that rising US longer-term interest rates could lead to slower US and global economic growth, while another is the ongoing concern that the US-China trade frictions could develop into a more significantread more
Whether you’re looking to get your first mortgage, refinance your existing mortgage, or update the equipment in your business, obtaining finance doesn’t exactly have a reputation of being easy. Thankfully, engaging a broker can take a lot of the hassle out of the process, while you get on with what you’d rather be doing. Hereread more
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