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Henry Ergas Article

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Tony Negline

My article is quite short this week because there is in my view an absolute must read article in yesterday's Australian newspaper by Henry Ergas.

The article deals with the tax concessions for super. I have mentioned here before that super isn't tax effective for low to middle income earners (and people who are paid a lot more but pay less tax because of Family Tax Benefit or Child Care Benefit or other tax offset) but no one really wants to discuss this.

Ergas takes my thoughts and looks at super for high income earners and basically says it stinks from a tax perspective.

It will be fascinating to see how people react to this article which you can read here (you will need to subscribe if you don't already have one):

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/strangling-super-goose-to-get-its-egg/story-fn7078da-1226495697819

The Essential SMSF Guide

My book which I first self-published in 2009 will now be published by Thomson Reuters as 'The Essential SMSF Guide". Thomson Reuters are responsible for distributing the book (which is now up to date to 30 June 2012). The book has been endorsed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Further details are available here:

http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/the-essential-smsf-guide-2012-13/productdetail/116875


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