The new financial year always brings change, and 2019/20 is one of the more dynamic in recent times. An array of rates and thresholds have moved, but the first week of this July brings more than just incremental changes. A number of rules affecting the clients of financial planners are markedly different in the new financial year. This month there are a dozen of these changes that planners need to know about;

13. Government plans to cut deeming rates

Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has announced that the Government will cut the social security deeming rates, effective July 1, 2019. The lower deeming rate will be cut from 1.75% to 1% and the higher deeming rate from 3.25% to 3%.

The wash

Even in a year when little seems to have changed, advisers need to be on their toes. A returned government doesn’t mean everything remains unaltered, and the fulfilment of election promises may mean more change is on the way. Clever navigation of these changes can reap rewards for the clients of well-informed advisers.

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