Tax offsets for low and middle income earners

Tax offsets for low and middle income earners What you need to know about low and middle income tax offsets Currently, there are two tax offsets for low and middle income earners, which could see you pay less in tax, and you might be eligible for both. Paying tax is something most of us are familiar with, but probably something very few of us are excited about. For many low and middle income earners however, …

Markets craving guidance ahead of August reporting woes | AMP Capital

Markets craving guidance ahead of August reporting woes For many big corporates, the upcoming earnings season will be the first proper chance for the market to assess the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will markets respond and what could investors do to insulate themselves from the fallout? With the Robin Hood rally running out of steam, swap a sword for a shield For Australian equities, the beginning of the new financial year is likely …

Superannuation 101: Your guide to a happy retirement | Money & Life

Superannuation 101: Your guide to a happy retirement Superannuation is a handy way of saving for retirement, so that you’ll have an income to live on once you’re no longer working. With Aussies living longer than ever before, you could be looking forward-to many happy years of retirement. Having a financial nest-egg to support you into old age is essential. Australia’s superannuation system is a highly regulated and efficient way of saving for your retirement. …

Federal Government stimulus package: Changes to pension drawdown and deeming rates

Federal Government stimulus package: Changes to pension drawdown and deeming rates The Australian Federal Government has proposed two key measures to help retirees and those receiving income support to manage the financial impact of COVID-19. 1. Lower minimum pension drawdown rates The government has announced a 50% reduction in the minimum income drawdown from account-based pensions and similar products for 2019-20 and 2020-21. This means Australian retirees can reduce income payments from their superannuation-based pensions …

Innovative income streams untangled [CPD Quiz] | Money & Life

On July 1, 2019, innovative superannuation income streams became a viable offering for product providers, financial planners and clients. However, the rules governing these new income streams, also referred to as Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs), are complex. On July 1, 2019, innovative superannuation income streams became a viable offering for product providers, financial planners and clients. Such income streams, also referred to as Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs), were given a significant …

Webinar: Themes from the first reporting season of the decade | AMP Capital

  Webinar: Themes from the first reporting season of the decade   AMP Capital Fund Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426 455) (the RE) is the responsible entity of the AMP Capital Equity Income Generator (ARSN 165 631 818) (Fund) and the issuer of the units in the Fund. This document has been prepared by AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) (AMP Capital), which has been appointed …

Tax concessions, the work test and getting it right with super | AMP Capital

Tax concessions, the work test and getting it right with super Workers compensation and income protection If you are in an employment arrangement and receiving: workers compensation payments from their employer or insurer, or income protection payments from their employer, insurer or super fund …you may still be gainfully employed and satisfy the work test even though you are not currently undertaking physical work providing any payment has a connection to your employment arrangement. If …

3 factors affecting Retirement income

3 factors affecting Retirement income High life expectancy and low interest rates may make it harder for some retirees to live long and prosper.  Here we look at three elements from an AMP Capital Investors reporti that affect a post-work reasonable income – interest rates, inflation, and longevity. 1. Interest rates – high valuations, low returns Historically low interest rates have driven valuations of defensive assets such as cash and fixed interest to unprecedented highs. Generally, …

Scaling down to retirement – tips and tricks

Scaling down to retirement – tips and tricks If you were scaling down to retirement, what would it mean to you? Would you draw a line in the sand where one day you’re working full-time and the next day a whole new world of recreation opens up to you? Or would you gradually reduce paid work and swap it for travel, hobbies, looking after the grandchildren or other things? I was speaking to a good …

One income or two?

One income or two? Living on just one income can be a challenge whatever the circumstances. For singles and couples, with or without children, budgeting for all your household expenses is easier when you take steps to manage your money in a different way. Juggling work, family and finances When a family of two becomes three, it’s usually the case that one partner is going to drop their income, for a while at least. And …