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Tips to speed up tax refunds

Many problems can occur when processing activity statements and tax returns which can lead to a delay in issuing refunds. However often these problems are often caused by small issues and can be easily avoided.

Here is a list of tips to help minimise some of the issues that can prevent a speedy tax refund:

-Keep personal details, such as postal address, bank details and authorised contacts, updated

-Lodge all outstanding activity statements, the ATO are unable to process the refund until they know the extent of the credit

-Keep the statement clean. This involves not writing notes outside the space provided, do not use symbols and do not double up by lodging both online and in person

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Superannuation for Women

January 18, 2019

It’s no secret that the median super balance for Australian women at the time of retirement is significantly lower than that of their male counterparts. The Australian Commission & Investments Commission (ASIC) have reported that men retire with about twice the amount as women. The discrepancy is reportedly even higher between Mums and Dads. Between lower wages and a higher likelihood of having an interrupted working life for women, women also tend to live longer and thus require more super to cover more years. Unfortunately, between personal finances, business financial capabilities, and governmental policies, actions to close this gap can be limited.

Where viable, private companies can consider: