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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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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.