The franking credit system is necessarily complex. But the idea underlying it is quite a simple one. A company’s profits are taxed at the applicable tax rate of each of its shareholders. This article explains exactly how.
Disabled children are treated as adults for tax purposes even if under age 18. This means that they can receive distributions of net income from family trusts and hybrid trusts. This income is taxed normally, rather than under the penalty tax arrangements that usually apply to the unearned income of minors. It can mean that the family pays much less tax.
'Super splitting' is not just a term for managing super when a couple separates. Couples who remain together can also split super between themselves. This opens up a raft of planning opportunities, which we explore in this week's article.
As of 2017, almost all working Australians can make a personal superannuation contribution for which they claim a tax deduction. For most people, this provides an immediate positive return on their investment. This article explains how to make the most of personal superannuation contributions.
When most people think of negative gearing, they think of property. But negative gearing can occur with any asset for which some or all of the purchase price is borrowed. This article provides a worked example of negative gearing using an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to buy a diversified portfolio of shares.
Until now, salary sacrifice has been one of the only ways that an employee can make an extra tax-advantaged contribution into their super fund. But that changed on 1 July 2017. Now, almost everyone can make additional contributions without their employer even knowing – which might come in handy next time you ask for a pay rise!