Budget 2011 – Individuals & Families

Key budget changes 2011 By Jarrod Rogers CPA, May 2011 Superannuation Super contributions limits for over 50s The government has confirmed that a higher concessional contributions cap will apply to people over 50. Currently the concessional contributions cap is $25,000, but for people over 50 the limit is $50,000. This allows people over 50 to … Read more


New regulations for SMSF investments In May 2011 the government announced proposed changes to the rules for self managed super funds investing in collectables and personal use assets. The new rules are a softer alternative to banning this type of investment altogether, as some stakeholders suggested. The assets mentioned in the proposed regulations are: artwork, … Read more

Budget 2011 – SMSF

Key changes for SMSFs Reduction of 25% in the minimum pension payment amounts for 2011-12 The Government will phase out the pension drawdown relief that has been provided over the last three years. Minimum payment amounts for account-based, allocated and market linked (term allocated) pensions have been reduced by 50% since the global financial crisis … Read more

Budget 2011 – Small Business

<h3>Tax write off for purchase of motor vehicles</h3> The Government will allow small businesses to claim up to $5,000 as an immediate deduction for motor vehicles, with effect for vehicles acquired from the 2012-13 income year. This is an additional break on top of the new depreciation rules that are proposed to start in 2012-13. … Read more

Federal Budget Highlights 2011

(re-posted from May 2011) The tax changes can be found on the government’s budget website at the following two links: 1. “Revenue measures” (i.e. tax increases) 2. “Expense measures” (i.e. tax-related spending programmes) We have picked out a few of the changes I think will most effect people on separate pages. Self Managed Super Funds … Read more