How to make the most of this year’s tax return

How to prepare, lodge and maximise your 2021 tax return With tax time nearly upon us, you might be interested in the following deduction tips, which may help increase the amount of money you get back. Lots of things can affect your tax return, including sources of income from work, investments and government assistance, including any JobSeeker payments you may have received during the financial year. Other factors that can play a part, include whether …

Three reasons why the long-term bull market in Australian house prices may be getting close to the end | AMP Capital

Three reasons why the long-term bull market in Australian house prices may be getting close to the end Key points Australian home prices are currently in a cyclical upswing which likely has further to go into 2022. However, the longer-term bull market, that has seen above trend growth in property prices since the mid-1990s, may be close to an end as the long-term decline in interest rates bottoms out, property undersupply swings towards oversupply & …

Australian housing finance is booming… but can it continue?

Australian housing finance is booming… but can it continue? What the data is saying According to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) , the total value of new loan commitments for housing and within that, the value of owner occupier home loan commitments each reached record highs last month. Some key figures include: 1. The total value of new loan commitments for housing rose 8.6 per cent to $26 billion (seasonally adjusted.) This …

Majority of working Aussies to benefit from personal income tax cuts

Majority of working Aussies to benefit from personal income tax cuts Tax cuts proposed in the recent Federal Budget were passed in parliament on Friday 9 October, and you might see some of the benefits before Christmas. The government has brought forward tax cuts originally planned for 1 July 2022 and backdated them to 1 July 2020. Plus, low and middle-income earners are still able to benefit from existing tax offsets. Has my marginal tax …

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, …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 16 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 16 16 Jul, 2020 Soft day on the ASX today, which senior economist Diana Mousina talks through, as well as data on the jobs market and property. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426455) …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 5 | AMP Capital

  ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 5 05 Jun, 2020 Our chief economist Shane Oliver, wraps a historic week for Australia, which has again seen markets notch up a gain. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426455) makes no …

My great hope for life after this crisis

My great hope for life after this crisis COVID-19 is an existential threat which has reminded us of how humans behave when a threat is imminent and significant. My great hope for life after this pandemic is that we confront the threat of climate change with the same veracity, and I can see some early signs of that coming to fruition. The COVID-19 crisis has confronted humanity with a basic truth: we are not invincible. …

After the Bell: daily market update, April 29 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, April 29 29 Apr, 2020 Markets finished higher, in a day which saw prime minister Scott Morrion reiterate that Australia is close to easing lockdown restrictions more widely. Senior economist Diana Mousina speaks about that, as well as some FAQs from investors, in today’s episode. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 …