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Ken Burk: Welcome to Paris Financial

Ken Burk: Welcome to Paris Financial

We would like to extend a huge welcome to Ken Burk who joined our Paris Financial team in November 2016. As a qualified CA, Ken has many years of experience, providing quality taxation advice to a wide range of small to medium sized business clients.

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NEW DEATH TAX: Proposed Superannuation Changes

NEW DEATH TAX: Proposed Superannuation Changes

In the recent Federal budget from 1 July 2017 the Government announced a new $1.6 million balance cap proposal which limits the amount that a superfund member can have in the pension phase. 

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( Posted in: Superannuation )

How to claim repairs vs. capital expenditure

How to claim repairs vs. capital expenditure

Property investors often ask me about the difference between repairs, maintenance and capital improvements for their investment properties. All are legitimate tax deductions, but how they are claimed can be different, and depend on a number of factors.

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Market Update - October 2016

Market Update - October 2016

MARKET AND ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

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Are you prepared for changes to the Age Pension assets test?

Are you prepared for changes to the Age Pension assets test?

How the assets test will work in 2017 could increase your Age Pension entitlements, or take some or all of them away.

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Redundant? Get ready for what’s next

Redundant? Get ready for what’s next

Redundancy is never easy — but you can take steps to be emotionally and financially prepared.

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Start saving early and let compound interest grow your retirement nest egg

Start saving early and let compound interest grow your retirement nest egg

With the current debate surrounding the Government’s proposed changes to superannuation contributions caps focused on tax rather than outcomes, most super fund members should instead be concentrating on maximising their investment returns to achieve an adequate retirement income, according to Rice Warner research.1

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The Australian housing market – surging unit supply, the economy and what it all means for investors

The Australian housing market – surging unit supply, the economy and what it all means for investors

Housing matters a lot in Australia. Having a house on a quarter acre block is part of the "Aussie dream". Housing is a popular investment destination. And the housing cycle is a key component of the economic cycle and closely connected to interest rate movements. 

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