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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.

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.

The Milton team at Salomone Accountants 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.

Salomone Accountants provide 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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Self-managed super funds (SMSF) aren’t just about financial investment

December 3, 2020

Individuals may be looking to opt for an SMSF because these provide entire control over where the money is invested. While this sounds enticing, the downside is that they involve a lot more time and effort as all investment is managed by the members/trustees.

Firstly, SMSFs require a lot of on-going investment of time:

Data shows that SMSF trustees spend an average of 8 hours per month managing their SMSFs. This adds up to more than 100 hours per year and demonstrates that compared to other superannuation methods, is a lot more time occupying.

Secondly, there are set-up and maintenance costs of SMSFs such as tax advice, financial advice, legal advice and hiring an accredited auditor. These costs are difficult to avoid if you want the best out of your SMSF. A statistical review has shown that on average, the operating cost of an SMSF is $6,152. This data is inclusive of deductible and non-deductible expenses such as auditor fee, management and administration expenses etc., but not inclusive of costs such as investment and insurance expenses.

Thirdly, investing in SMSF requires financial and legal knowledge and skill. Trustees should understand the investment market so that they can build and manage a diversified portfolio. Further, when creating an investment strategy, it is important to assess the risk and plan ahead for retirement, which can be difficult if one is not equipped with the necessary knowledge. In terms of legal knowledge, complying with tax, super and other relevant regulations requires a basic level of understanding at the very least. Finally, insurance for fund members also needs to be organised which can be difficult without additional knowledge.
Although SMSFs have the advantage of autonomy when it comes to investing, this comes at a price. Members/trustees need to invest time and money into managing the fund and on top of this, are required to have some financial and legal knowledge to successfully manage the fund.