Superannuation

Grey area for defined benefits

While defined benefit pensioners now know precisely how the Australian Tax Office will value their pension in applying the new $1.6 million superannuation cap tax changes, the valuations...

Daryl Dixon, 23 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Time to review salary sacrifice

The cutback in the annual tax deductible superannuation contribution to $25,000 has reduced the potential tax savings from making voluntary super contributions for many taxpayers....

Daryl Dixon, 16 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Opportunity to play super catch-up is now curtailed

The major super changes legislated in 2016 are now in force, requiring many current and future retirees to review their strategies.

The ability to grow superannuation balances...

Daryl Dixon, 9 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Sting in the super changes for lower paid public servants

Top marks to the Canberra public servant for highlighting the point that many lower income public servants and defence employees are disadvantaged by their employer's superannuation...

Daryl Dixon, 23 June 2017, The Canberra Times

The trap for high income earners

While all attention is focused on the introduction of the $1.6 million pension and non-concessional contribution cap, the reduction in the annual concessional cap to $25,000 will create...

Daryl Dixon, 19 June 2017, The Canberra Times

Retirees face income hit as returns dip, changes start

So far, financial year superannuation fund returns have been good with the prospect of double digit returns if world sharemarkets don't tank in June. The driving forces have been...

Daryl Dixon, 4 June 2017, The Canberra Times

Public servants will gain from Future Fund decision

The federal government's recent decision to postpone drawing from the Future Fund to help finance its unfunded employee superannuation liabilities is welcome news for current and...

Daryl Dixon, 21 May 2017

Super saver scheme to help young Aussies on middle incomes

How popular will the budget initiative be that allows first home buyers to build up accessible savings in their super? There are several key reasons why it may attract considerable...

Daryl Dixon, 12 May 2017, The Canberra Times

It's time to get on top of the super changes

Given the magnitude of the superannuation changes applying from July 1, this year's budget is most unlikely to include further changes. All will be revealed next Tuesday, allowing at...

Daryl Dixon, 7 May 2017, The Canberra Times

Why property investors won't take their profits

While the boom in property prices has increased the risks for new property investors, many existing investors, particularly those who are negatively geared, face the prospect of...

Daryl Dixon, 10 April 2017, The Canberra Times

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Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 13 June 2017
  • Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • Tuesday 12 December 2017

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