December 2015 Newsletter

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HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR LAND TAX?

Depending on where the property is situated, land tax may be applicable to you. Land tax is a state tax levied on the owners of land in all states of Australia, except for the Northern Territory.

Our article covers some of the rules and regulations that may affect you and the properties you purchase.

HOW A HOME LOAN OFFSET ACCOUNT CAN SAVE YOU TAX

You’ve got surplus cash and a big mortgage. You are trying to decide whether to put the excess cash into super or pay off the mortgage. If you decide on paying off the mortgage there’s another thing to consider.

Click here for more.

PENSION PAYMENTS – AM I TAKING ENOUGH? CAN I WITHDRAW MORE?

As we approach the end of 2015, it is a good time to check whether you are on track to meet your pension obligations for the 2015/16 financial year.

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FOREIGN BUYER CRACKDOWN?

The Australian Tax Office has ramped up its efforts to hunt down foreign buyers of Australian real estate, by cross checking the records of approximately 11 million people to find illegal owners.

Click here for more information about their investigations.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

On behalf of everyone at Stanley & Williamson, we would like to wish you a fantastic Christmas and a happy, healthy and profitable new year.

Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, we have once again chosen to donate to the Salvation Army to help spread some Christmas cheer to those in more need than ourselves.

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Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. Winston Churchill

S&W CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

Last Friday, 11 December, we had our annual staff Christmas party. The theme for the night was dress as someone famous starting with an ‘S’ or a ‘W’ – Slash and a Stormtrooper were deemed the best dressed of the evening, with a raft of other characters and celebrities making an appearance as well.