Tax After Death

Tax After Death?

Intrinsically linked with tax, superannuation is a minefield of concerns for many of us. One such concern is whether super gets taxed after a death. When a person’s super is paid after their death it’s called a ‘death benefit’. Death benefits can be paid to a dependant only after the owner of the super dies.…

Self Education Expenses

Self-Education Expenses

Individuals who partake in self-education may be able to claim a deduction for their expenses if the education is related to their work or if they receive a taxable bonded scholarship. Courses eligible for claim You are only eligible to receive a deduction if the course has a sufficient connection: To your current role and…

How to respond to difficult employees

How to respond to difficult employees

Every now and then, you might come across an employee who is particularly difficult to handle. A difficult employee could be one who is incompetent, doesn’t follow instructions, behaves rudely in the office or some other behaviour alogether. However, as a business owner or manager, you must maintain professionalism when responding to such an employee.…

What you can salary package

What you can salary package

Salary packaging allows you to create a ‘package’ of income and benefits. In your salary package, you can include benefits that you would usually pay for with your income after-tax. These include fringe benefits, exempt benefits, and super. What you can include in your salary package depends on your employer and there may be tax…

Pre mixed investment options

Pre-mixed investment options

Super funds make investments depending on the different levels of risk chosen. There are 5 types of pre-set investment options which you can choose for your superfund. Remember that if you want more control and flexibility, opting for a SMSF option might be ideal for you. Growth 85% shares or property and 15% fixed interest…