Tax planning strategy 183 The Australian Bureau of Statistics advises that Australia’s population has grown to 24,274,575 (as at 17th November 2016). The overall total population is increasing at the rate of one person every 1 minute and 29 seconds as the result of: One birth every 1 minute and 44 seconds. One death every…Read More »
Tax planning strategy 184 This strategy involves a SMSF investing in non-controlled unit trusts or companies. As the entities are non-controlled entities they can operate businesses, be geared, and invest without breaching the SIS legislation. This structure allows multiple unrelated SMSFs to invest in these entities and have the trust distributions, dividends, and capital gains…Read More »
Tax planning strategy 181 Australia now has over 570,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs) that hold $600 billion of investments. The ‘average’ super fund now has a balance of over $1 million, although 45% of funds have less than $500,000 of assets. The SMSF segment is fast growing and now accounts for 29.1% of the…Read More »
Tax planning strategy 182 The central feature of a tax haven is that its laws and other measures can be used to evade or avoid the tax laws or regulations of other jurisdictions. Although there is no universally accepted definition of tax havens the following characteristics are indicative of it: No or nominal taxes.…Read More »
"You’d be stupid not to try to cut your tax bill and those that don’t are stupid in business"
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