Monthly Archives: June 2018

June 2018 Economic Update

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty. Market update Inflation continues to creep higher and is close to or at 2% in major developed markets, although core measures of inflation remain below target. Despite slower-than-expected...

Tax deductions for personal super contributions

Do you make personal superannuation contributions and wish to claim them as a tax deduction? If you wish to claim a tax deduction for personal superannuation contributions made in the 2017 financial year, you need to lodge a Notice of Intent to Claim Tax Deduction form with the relevant superannuation fund/s prior...

Downsizer contributions to superannuation

From 1 July 2018, the Australian Government will allow “downsizer contributions” into superannuation as part of a package of reforms aimed at reducing pressure on housing affordability in Australia. This measure applies where the exchange of contracts for the sale of your home (which is your principal place of residence)...