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Joe Salomone, CPA – Director

B.Bus, Grad.Dip. (FP)

 

Joe Salomone is the founding member of Salomone Accountants. After gaining a Business degree majoring in Accounting from the Queensland University of Technology, Joe went on to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning at the Securities Institute of Australia. Since then he has become a qualified CPA, and has over 20 years experience working in business services and taxation.

 

Joe specialises in assisting Small Business clients in the areas of taxation, financial accounts, tax planning and restructuring. He also has vast experience in assisting clients who have investment and rental properties and share investments.

 

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Salomone Accountants is a flexible workplace employer. This flexibility allows staff the opportunity to fulfill a work/life balance which creates a happy work environment.

 

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Protect yourself from early super release scams

August 7, 2018

When it comes to protecting your nest egg, avoid getting caught out by a promoter of an illegal early release super scheme.

Early release super scheme scams will involve a promoter contacting you and offering to help you access your super early. They usually target individuals under significant financial pressure or those who are not knowledgeable about super laws and the repercussions and penalties involved in illegally accessing your super.

You can only access your super when you meet a condition of release.

Generally, when you:
– Are 65 years old (even if you have not yet retired).
– Reach your preservation age and retire.
– Reach your preservation age and begin a transition to retirement income stream while still working.

There are special circumstances where you may be able to access your super early.

These special circumstances include:
– Severe financial hardship
– Temporary or permanent incapacity
– Compassionate grounds
– Temporary residents leaving Australia
– Super death benefits (inheriting super)
– Super less than $200
– Terminal medical condition

To avoid falling for an illegal early super release scam, be wary if the promoter:
– charges high fees and commissions;
– requests identity documents;
– claims you can access your super and put the funds towards whatever you wish;
– and tries to persuade you to transfer or rollover your super from your existing fund to a self-managed super fund (SMSF) in order to access your super before you are legally entitled.