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ATO crackdown on IP deductibility

ATO crackdown on IP deductibility

The ATO is placing greater scrutiny on the deductibility of income protection premiums. Some taxpayers are being asked to substantiate the entire deduction they have claimed or risk their tax deduction being denied. Jeffrey Scott writes.

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Super changes on for young and old

Super changes on for young and old

Your clients may be eligible for new government benefits for first home buyers and asset-rich retirees. This article examines the government’s First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) and its ‘Downsizer contributions’ initiative, which enables couples to tax-effectively contribute a potential $600,000 into superannuation. But there are important factors to be aware of, Melinda Bendeich writes. 

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Marriage equality’s impact on super

Marriage equality’s impact on super

Recent changes to the Marriage Act 1961 mean any two unmarried people over the age of 18 can legally get married, regardless of their gender and sexual orientation, but are there any consequences for superannuation and life insurance? Jeff Scott investigates.

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Fortune favours the bold and patient

Fortune favours the bold and patient

Investors are still prone to ignoring valuations, following the ‘herd’ and making poor investment decisions, despite better economic tools and the benefit of hindsight. Jessica Schlosser writes.

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The trauma of spinal cord injuries

The trauma of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are often lifetime conditions with long term financial consequences for sufferers and their families. Appropriate risk insurance, in particular TPD and income protection insurance, can protect the financial wellbeing of individuals, Jeff Scott writes.

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