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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.

 

Investment has been made in the professional development of all staff at Salomone Accountants and the experienced staff are able to offer clients a friendly and professional approach. All staff endeavour to provide professional and accurate advice to clients in a timely manner.

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Tax on super death benefits for dependants vs non-dependants

July 9, 2020

A super death benefit is the super paid after a person’s death, usually to a nominated beneficiary. These benefits are subject to different tax treatments, depending on whether the beneficiaries are dependant or non-dependant.

Superannuation death benefits will generally be received tax-free by tax dependants, who are considered to be:

Dependants will not have to pay tax on the tax-free component of their super in the event that they:

However, they will be taxed at their marginal rate if they receive a capped benefit income stream and:

Not all super death benefits are subject to tax; for non-dependants, there is a taxable portion. This component is largely made up of after-tax super contributions that the deceased member has made.

Super death benefit payments are subject to tax when:

Non-dependants must calculate how much money in the super account is a:

The amount of tax non-dependants pay will be based on their marginal tax rate, however, this amount may be reduced by tax offsets. For the taxed element of the taxable component, the effective tax rate is your marginal tax rate of 17% (whichever is lower). For the untaxed element of the taxable component, the effective tax rate is 32% or your marginal tax rate (whichever is lower).