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VANCAN

“The team at Salomone Accounts have always gone above and beyond. They make everything easy to understand, in a clear and concise way. They are a proactive team and always have time to answer my questions, however basic. Yes, you heard right…an accountant that is actually easy to speak to, and takes the worry out of managing our numbers. So we can focus on what we do best.”

 

Tara-Jay Rimmer
Director -The Van that Can Pty Ltd
www.thevanthatcan.com.au

Gordon Country Enterprises

“Joe has been amazing guiding us through the process of a start up business and then helping us strategise with the most tax effective way of amalgamating with a parent company. His communication and thoroughness is always on point and his personal touches, such as coming out and doing a personal inspection of the property just go to demonstrate his professionalism, dedication and warmth towards his clients. Whether you are a start up, individual or large commercial venture, we would have no hesitation in recommending Salomone Accountants.”

 

Sarah Gordon
Director – Gordon Country Enterprises Pty Ltd
www.gordoncountry.com.au

Ascent Wealth Management

“Joe and the team at Salomone Accountants have been a great support to my advice practice.  In the nine years we have worked together, Joe’s knowledge coupled with a very efficient process has ensured we have had good outcomes in the processing and lodgement of our returns.  We have also benefited by establishing a number of business structures with Joe’s assistance.  Each time we have needed something, Joe’s assistance has been professional and the process to implement has been seamless.  I have no hesitation in recommending Joe and his team to small business and individuals alike.”

 

Steve Nielsen
Director – Ascent Wealth Management Pty Ltd
www.ascentwm.com.au

“I find Joe a thorough and practical accountant, I have used Joe for my investment accounting & business advice requirement for the past 10years. Joe is prompt, easy to communicate with and always takes the time to listen & understand any requirements. I recommend Joe for both Personal & Business accounting services.”

 

Colin Smith
General Manager – SSS Australia

“Salomone Accountants were integral in the commencement of our business, 8 years ago, and have been working with us ever since, as our business grew.  Joe and the team have always been attentive to our needs and provide a highly professional service, allowing us to focus on the growth of the business”

 

Jonathan Crooke
Director – Seventh Circle Studio Pty Ltd

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News

Understanding various kinds of super fees

February 16, 2018

No matter the kind of superfund you opt for, you will be subject to super fees. Understanding how these fees work and the difference they can make to your next egg is vital.

When it comes to superfund fees, there are two factors you need to get your head around; the kinds of fees you are being charged and the rate of fees you pay. Opting for a superfund based on these two factors can see you retire with hundreds of thousands more money.

You should be aware of the various types of fees you are being charged. If you would like to find out the fees you are being charged, you should do two things. Firstly, Google your fund’s product disclosure statement and scroll through to the fees section. You should see a list of different types of fees, with an explanation of what they are, how they are applied, and how often they will be incurred. Secondly, you should log in to your superfund account and take note of all the fees being charged to you. Investigate how closely these correspond and correlate with the product disclosure statement.

If you feel there are discrepancies, do not hesitate to contact your superfund or financial advisor and ask for clarification. It is worthwhile doing your research and comparing the fees you are being charged against other super funds and what they charge. Being complacent and not paying attention to your super is extremely irresponsible; the dividends you will receive later in life for being diligent now outweighs the burden of taking time to be informed today.

Some of the common super fees across the board include:

Another major factor contributing to how much you accumulate in your super account throughout your working life is the rate of fees you pay. Plain and simple, some funds offer much lower fees than other, creating a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars when it comes time to retire.

Generally, funds are categorised into three groups; low super fees, medium super fees and high super fees. Ultimately, you want to be in a fund that charges low super fees. In saying this, it’s not only about super fees, as some funds have medium-high super fees but also perform better based on investment strategy, meaning you will get more back from your investments.