super contributions

Powerful lobbyists' efforts seldom directed at helping the battlers

In the lead-up to the May budget, the federal government and news outlets are flooded by wish-lists. This week, a spate of proposals came from the Institute of Chartered Accountants for... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 10 February 2014, The Canberra Times

Age and benefits of sacrifice

Most mortgages offer redraw facilities. Last week's "Asset check" column on salary packaging drew a question about the benefits of salary sacrificing superannuation compared... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 August 2013, The Canberra Times

Bank deadlines throw up super hurdles

Who receives the interest accruing on this money ...? Falling on a Sunday, the end of the 2012-13 tax year complicated life for small business people and other unsupported taxpayers wanting... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 21 July 2013, The Canberra Times

We can’t rely solely on compulsory super to boost retirement savings

The Coalition’s decision, if elected, to defer for two years the increase of compulsory super contributions from 9 per cent to 12 per cent has received a mixed reaction. This election... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 26 May 2013, The Canberra Times

Government looks after own

Top marks to Robert Gottliebsen for highlighting the structural flaws in Treasury's methodology used to measure the superannuation tax expenditures. This approach is proof of Treasury... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 February 2013, The Australian

Treasury methodology on super “flawed”

During the week, the Treasury tax expenditure estimates attracted further criticism. Detailed research published by actuarial and advisory firm Mercer concluded that in an international... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 17 February 2013, The Canberra Times

Wins and losses in super rule changes

One door closes, another opens, even when it comes to superannuation. While the May budget will almost certainly tighten the rules again – and neither side of politics has ruled out... Read more

Nerida Cole, 13 February 2013, Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Has Treasury dismissed negative gearing as a target for discretionary action?

The release of the latest Treasury Tax Expenditure data has coincided with informed government leaks about further cuts in superannuation tax concessions. Whether the timing is deliberate... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 10 February 2013, The Canberra Times

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