Maximise Your Superannuation Contributions for Year Ending 30 June 2020

If you are seeking to maximise your superannuation contributions in 2019/20, please carefully review the limits and information below.   Your contributions must be received in your Fund on or before 30th June 2020.  The reason is two fold to ensure that: 1. You are eligible to claim a deduction in 2019/20 for any personal concessional contributions made; 2. The contribution is counted against your limit for the correct year.…  Read more

REMINDER: Withdraw Your Minimum Pension Payment Before 30 June 2020

We would like to remind our SMSF retirees to check your super fund records to ensure you have drawn your 2019/20 minimum pension payment by 30 June 2020. If you forget to withdraw or do not draw enough, your super fund will be subject to 15% tax on its pension asset investment earnings, rather than being tax free. You might recall that in March 2020, the Government reduced the minimum annual payment…  Read more

Pension Requirements Halved by Australian Government

Important superannuation measures have now been put in place in response to the current challenges we are facing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The key measures include: Temporarily Reduce Superannuation Minimum Drawdown Rates The Government is temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account based pensions and similar products by 50 per cent for 2019-20 and 2020-21. This measure will benefit retirees by providing them with more flexibility as to how they…  Read more

Have you paid your Superannuation Guarantee Contributions for the December 2019 Quarter?

Staff superannuation guarantee contributions for the December 2019 quarter are due before the 28th of January 2020. We would like to remind all employers that Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Contributions for December 2019 are now DUE and must be received before the 28th of January. If you are an employer or are responsible for managing employee superannuation contributions, we wish to remind you to pay staff superannuation guarantee contributions for the…  Read more

EoFY Super Contributions

Don’t leave your contributions to the last minute This is particularly important if you plan to claim a tax deduction for any of your contributions. Contributions are included in a financial year if they are received in your fund’s bank account by 30 June. With 30 June falling on a Sunday this year, it would be prudent to make your contributions by Wednesday 26 June to ensure they are received…  Read more

Changes to Insurance inside Superannuation

The Federal Government recently passed the “Protecting Your Super” (PYS) legislation package. This is designed to provide better outcomes for superannuation members by preventing inactive superannuation accounts being eroded by insurance premiums. From 1 July 2019, Super Funds are required to cancel insurance cover for any members whose accounts are deemed “inactive” for a continuous 16 month period and where the member has not elected to maintain insurance. Broadly, a…  Read more

Allan Hall named finalist in numerous firm-wide categories

Allan Hall Business Advisors continues to impress with individual, network and firm-wide awards and accolades, with our latest nomination as winner of the Client Choice Awards 2020, Women in Finance Awards 2019 and HR Manager of the Year 2019. For further details and a full list of our recent awards, click below.

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Allan Hall Business Advisors is an integral member of Alliott Group, a growing alliance of 170+ accounting and law firms in  across 70+ countries globally. As part of this alliance, we can connect with like-minded members of Alliott Group in other jurisdictions to support and advise our clients who are wishing to explore and develop business opportunities both locally and internationally.