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21 05, 2018

What is Division 7A all about?

2018-05-23T10:44:20+00:00

If you have a trust then you have probably sat in a meeting with your accountant and heard the phrase 'that may raise Division 7A issues'. Everyone usually then grumbles and nodes wisely, and moves on...  But you may be asking yourself, what is Division 7A? Glad you asked.

What is Division 7A all about? 2018-05-23T10:44:20+00:00
9 05, 2018

Does the 2018 Budget really impact testamentary trusts?

2018-05-09T11:04:19+00:00

The Government has announced a 'tax integrity' measure to 'improve' the taxation of testamentary trusts. What impact does this potentially have on your estate planning strategies?

Does the 2018 Budget really impact testamentary trusts? 2018-05-09T11:04:19+00:00
12 04, 2018

Transferring an asset from a super fund to a member – no stamp duty in SA

2018-05-08T16:21:49+00:00

In South Australia stamp duty is not payable on a transfer of real property from a trustee of a trust to a person who already has a defined beneficial interest in the property. For example, a transfer of property from the trustee of a unit trust to the unit holder. But there are a couple of tricks you need to be aware of.

Transferring an asset from a super fund to a member – no stamp duty in SA 2018-05-08T16:21:49+00:00
12 04, 2018

A rant on challenging Wills

2018-04-19T15:36:52+00:00

A few judges and populist politicians have recently made some snarly comments about lawyers and ‘greedy’ people who are challenging Wills. Apparently, as a profession, we are getting a bit of ahead of ourselves in bringing too many of these cases to court. Read this article to get informed about the debate.

A rant on challenging Wills 2018-04-19T15:36:52+00:00
23 03, 2018

Do you and your spouse have more than $1.6 million (in total) in super?

2018-03-23T15:28:55+00:00

Everyone gets a $1.6 million cap on the assets that can support a tax-free super pension. You and your spouse each get a separate cap. But super pensions that pass to you from your spouse when they die may put you over your cap. This will have adverse tax outcomes. You need to plan for this as part of your estate planning.

Do you and your spouse have more than $1.6 million (in total) in super? 2018-03-23T15:28:55+00:00
23 03, 2018

Distributing assets from a family trust to a beneficiary – no stamp duty in SA

2018-03-28T05:54:33+00:00

In South Australia it is possible to transfer a property from a family trust to a beneficiary without stamp duty. Find out how.

Distributing assets from a family trust to a beneficiary – no stamp duty in SA 2018-03-28T05:54:33+00:00
5 03, 2018

Learning how to learn

2018-04-16T08:28:02+00:00

We think 'learning how to learn' is perhaps the most important meta skill you can acquire. Why - because effective learning enables you to effectively respond to change - and your ability to respond to change is the number one (and perhaps only) thing that will determine your longer term success.

Learning how to learn 2018-04-16T08:28:02+00:00
28 01, 2018

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft.

2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00

Before investing in a crypto-coin of any variety - you must ask yourself at least these two questions.

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft. 2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00
9 01, 2018

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?

2018-04-09T14:22:39+00:00

We are not advocates of higher taxes. But, we are advocates of honest tax policy. So read 'company tax cut' as essentially a reduction in Australian tax on foreign investment. Full stop.

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless? 2018-04-09T14:22:39+00:00
28 12, 2017

Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks

2017-12-29T13:22:23+00:00

In this podcast Dr Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr Satchin Panda on 'biological clocks' and the circadian rhythm. This material has day-to-day application for all of us - how to sleep better, eat better and generally optimise things with nothing more than a better understanding of how important our body clocks are to our general overall health.

Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks 2017-12-29T13:22:23+00:00
28 12, 2017

Podcast Review: Kevin Rose with author of ‘Code of Trust’ Robin Deeke

2017-12-28T09:54:03+00:00

In this interview Kevin Rose talks with Robin Deeke, an FBI counterintelligence agent, who has written a book called the Code of Trust

Podcast Review: Kevin Rose with author of ‘Code of Trust’ Robin Deeke 2017-12-28T09:54:03+00:00