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Accountants Red Hill

Salomone Accountants is a specialist accounting firm situated in Milton, providing accounting, taxation and compliance services to small and large businesses, professional individuals, property investors and share investors primarily in the suburbs Red Hill, Milton, Spring Hill and Rosalie of Brisbane.

Salomone accountants

The Milton team delivers services including preparing financial statements, tax returns and cash flow budgets that go beyond compliance to meet the tailored needs of our clients. Our services are designed to offer you strategies to build your revenue, maximise your profits and grow your personal wealth.

We provide professional accounting and tax services to individuals, businesses, retirees and self-managed super fund trustees. Most of our clients are locals from the Brisbane suburbs of Red Hill, Spring Hill, Milton and Rosalie.

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Our Milton office provides specialised advice in the establishment and administration of a self-managed super fund (SMSF). We are experienced in mentoring business start-ups to help fast track your business to success. Our expertise covers a range of industries, in particular, property investors, small and large businesses, professional individuals and share investors.

Our professional team of Milton based accountants are dedicated to extensive professional development to ensure you receive timely and accurate accounting and tax advice. Our services extend to business planning strategies to best meet the strategic needs for small to large sized businesses. We pride ourselves on our hands on practical approach to business, tax and financial services. As we work with you to use the right accounting software, you will find fast turnarounds on compliance based work and tax returns.

At Salomone Accountants, we aim to deliver personal service every time with our accessible Milton location, after hour appointments and ongoing communication. If you are interested in taking a more innovative approach to your accounting, tax, business and financial needs call us today on 07 3367 0999.

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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.