August 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to our August newsletter. It’s tax time, so this month we begin by looking at the legislation recently passed pertaining to the low and middle income tax offset (LMITO), we explore this, and also offer budgeting and spending suggestions if you have received or are expecting to receive a tax refund. We then provide you with a helpful checklist for reviewing your annual super statement, which you should be receiving soon.
Our animation video illustrates some of the main points regarding a rather complex area of tax – capital gains tax (CGT), and in the next article we explore the fact that interest rates are at a historic low, we discuss retirement in general, and also changes to the Age Pension deeming rates.
We leave you with a funny video, in which Jimmy Fallon talks to kids about what they think their parents do all day at work.
We hope that you find your Bellwether membership to our Financial Knowledge Centre useful and informative, and we welcome your feedback or queries at any time.
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Bellwether Financial Group
Tax refunds: Low and middle income tax offset (LMITO)
With a recently legislated Bill, many of us may have seen or are expecting to see a larger refund or smaller debt regarding our 2018-19 tax return. In this article, we explore LMITO, and tax refunds.
Super review checklist: Your annual super statement
As a super fund member, you will be receiving your annual super statement soon. In this article, we provide you with a helpful checklist for reviewing this important document.
Capital gains tax (CGT) animation
When disposing of an asset, you may find that you make a capital gain or loss. If you do make a capital gain, tax is generally payable. In this animation, we illustrate capital gains tax (CGT).
Retirement and changes to the Age Pension deeming rates
Retirement income can often come from several sources. In this article, given the low interest rate environment, we discuss retirement in general, and also changes to the Age Pension deeming rates.
Claiming deductions for work-related expenses
In the process of preparing your tax return? Any potentially claimable work-related expenses? In this funny video, Jimmy Fallon talks to kids about what they think their parents do all day at work.
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