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Maddern Financial Advisers – ifa Excellence Awards 2018

Maddern Financial Advisers – ifa Excellence Awards 2018

Team Maddern
30/Jul/2018
Maddern Financial Advisers are pleased to announce that we have been nominated for two awards in one of the financial industry’s most prestigious awards. As a local independent financial advising and accounting firm based in Melbourne we are in the running to take out an award at the independent financial advice event of the year. […]
How to avoid common SMSF mistakes

How to avoid common SMSF mistakes

Team Maddern
09/Jul/2018
Running your own self-managed super fund can be time-consuming, but it’s about to get a little easier thanks to a change announced in the May 2018 Budget. From 1 July 2019 SMSFs will be able to move to three-yearly audits if they have three consecutive clear audit reports and lodged their annual returns on time. […]
Tax traps for expats

Tax traps for expats

Team Maddern
18/Jun/2018
Every year more Australians head overseas to work for an extended period. While it can be great fun and a boost for your career, it’s important to remember the tax man will be taking a keen interest in your offshore activities. Whether it is the capital gain on your former home, where your super contributions […]
Budget changes support a brighter retirement

Budget changes support a brighter retirement

Team Maddern
13/Jun/2018
With tax cuts grabbing most of the attention in the May 2018 Budget, some quiet tweaks to superannuation and retirement income were drowned out in all the noise. But these small changes could have a big effect on the amount of money that ends up in your nest egg when you retire. Here’s a rundown […]
Home and away with super

Home and away with super

Team Maddern
16/Apr/2018
Australians buying their first home or downsizing in retirement are about to receive a helping hand thanks to new superannuation rules which come into effect on July 1. From that date, first home buyers will be able to contribute up to $30,000 into their super fund towards a home deposit while downsizers can put up […]
Weighing up the value of life insurance

Weighing up the value of life insurance

Team Maddern
19/Mar/2018
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a significant underinsurance gap between what we would need to maintain our standard of living should the unthinkable happen, and what we are actually covered for in the way of insurance. Australia is one of the most underinsured nations in the developed world, ranking […]
Tax Alert March 2018

Tax Alert March 2018

Team Maddern
13/Mar/2018
Several significant tax changes are on the horizon, with most employers soon required to report payroll payments electronically to the ATO and new home buyers to pay GST on purchases directly to the tax man. Here’s a roundup of the latest tax news. Electronic payroll reporting to commence As of 1 April 2018, employers with […]
Transition to retirement still a smart move

Transition to retirement still a smart move

Team Maddern
05/Feb/2018
They say 60 is the new 40. And while it’s true that today’s over-50s are healthy and active for longer than previous generations, many in this position begin to dream about scaling back their work commitments so they can start ticking off their bucket list.  You may want the flexibility to travel more, volunteer or […]
The changing face of DIY super

The changing face of DIY super

Team Maddern
27/Nov/2017
Move over baby boomers, younger Australians are taking to self-managed superannuation funds in ever greater numbers. While the face of DIY super may be changing, the reasons for flying solo remain the same. Flexibility and control are the main drawcards, along with falling set-up costs. The latest statistics from the Australian Taxation Office show that […]
Retirement and the impact of home ownership

Retirement and the impact of home ownership

Team Maddern
13/Nov/2017
Owning your own home has long been the Australian dream but after years of strong house price growth it’s becoming less of a reality for many. This has major implications for retirement planning. The major factor behind the shifting approach to home ownership is the prohibitive price of property, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. As […]