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Your superannuation balance does not form part of your will

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

So what happens to your superannuation in the event of your death? Read More

Could your strengths also be your downfall?

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

What has been the secret to your success to date may actually be holding you back from being an effective leader. Read More

The Property Market

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Anthony Berkman

Back in January we wrote a blog about interest rates and the property market. Read More

Family Trusts

  • Monday, July 01, 2013
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

The main features of a typical family trust are as follows. Read More

Tax Cuts Deferred

  • Monday, May 27, 2013
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

Although there are no changes to the individual income tax rates and thresholds that will apply from 1 July 2013 (see table below), the plan to change the personal tax rates which were enacted to take effect from 1 July 2015 will no longer be going ahead. Read More

Superannuation Planning

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Anthony Berkman

To help with planning for the finish of the financial year the following highlights some key points to be aware of: Read More

Rate cuts losing their edge as house prices fall again

  • Friday, January 04, 2013
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

INTEREST rate cuts are losing their power to stimulate the property market, with concerns about the economy, affordability and the refusal of banks to pass on the full savings blunting their effectiveness, industry experts say. Read More

Increase in SMSF levy

  • Sunday, November 11, 2012
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

The Government have announced an increase in the SMSF levy from $191 to $259 per annum from 2013-14 onwards. They say that this due to the fact that the current levy is not fully covering the costs of regulating the sector. Read More

Have you lent money to secure a house deposit for your kids?

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

I was recently talking to a friend who has a son who is in his early 20’s. The son is relatively self reliant & recently scraped together enough to buy a home ( with Mum & Dad’s help). The son doesn’t have any insurance to protect his income should he fall ill or injure himself. Without his income, he has little to no savings to allow him to repay the mortgage. Read More

Last Chance – 100% Guaranteed Return paid by the government.

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012
  • Berkmans Chartered Accountants

Many of you may be aware of the scheme where the government matches after tax super contributions dollar for dollar provided you have met certain criteria. This means that in the right situations that up to $1000 is added to your super. Read More

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