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Salomone Accountants is fast becoming a leading exclusive accounting firm in Brisbane and the surrounding Milton area. We are a growing practice serving a sophisticated and specialised clientele.

 

Salomone Accountants offers a range of accounting services and specialises in:

Our clients include small and large businesses, professional individuals, property investors and share investors.

 

Over time, Salomone Accountants has developed a niche in providing business advice to small and large business clients. Our business clients that we look after come from many different areas of business, including medical, real estate, transport and construction – to name a few.

 

Salomone Accountants is widely recognised for the outstanding personalised service that our clients enjoy. Our friendly and caring team all endeavour to make our clients feel like they are part of our team and not just a number.

 

We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of professional service at all times, with our fees being fair and reasonable.

 

Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Cafés, Shops and Restaurants, just behind the La Dolce Vita Café and the iconic Eiffel Tower in Park Road, Milton.

 

Priding ourselves on our exceptional service, we provide our professional staff with the on-going extensive technical training and development needed to uphold our status and keep us positioned above the rest.

 

We believe our firm, Salomone Accountants, is as unique as the Park Road Milton precinct.

 

Parking & Public Transport
Our clients have many options in relation to accessing our office as there is parking available in the Savoir Faire complex, as well as off-street parking. We are also conveniently situated within a five minute walk from the Milton Train Station and the Milton Ferry Terminal.

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Expert advice on early superannuation access as a result of COVID-19

April 2, 2020

Under the coronavirus stimulus package released and revised by the Australian Federal Government on 22 March 2020, individuals in financial trouble due to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 will be able to access their superannuation funds early. However, while the option is available, it is recommended that individuals only consider withdrawing from their super in the case of absolute emergencies and treat it as a last resort.

With the new rules on superannuation, workers whose incomes are reduced by at least 20% due to the COVID-19 outbreak are allowed to take $10,000 out of their super for the 2019-20 financial year and another $10,000 for 2020-21. Individuals will also not need to pay tax on any withdrawn amounts and existing welfare payments will not be affected either.

While the introduced early access to superannuation funds may be inviting for newly unemployed workers, it is important to consider whether the temporary relief is necessary and worth foregoing super funds available for long term investment. For example, even when accounting for Australia’s slowing economy in the coming years, $10,000 is predicted to be worth over $65,000 in another 30 years.

Especially for younger workers who are less likely to have access to other savings, the choice to give up future savings for current comfort is a difficult one. Experts instead are recommending Australians to apply for the other payments and benefits made available to vulnerable Australians through the coronavirus stimulus package, such as added $550 fortnightly supplements to Australians on JobSeeker payments and other welfare recipients and pensioners.

Experts also predict that the Australian Government will introduce more stimuli for increased cash flow in the Australian economy and more payments for unemployed, struggling and vulnerable Australians in the case of COVID-19 becoming more of a serious economic issue. Hence, withdrawing funds from your superannuation account should be considered a last resort and not for the sake of unnecessary temporary relief.

In addition to being allowed early access into individual super funds, superannuation minimum drawdown rates will also be temporarily reduced by 50% for account-based pensions and others similar until 2021.

The Government has also reduced the upper and lower social security deeming rates by a further 0.25 percentage points, with upper at 2.25% and lower at 0.25% which will come into effect on 1 May 2020.