Tax Planning – Why You Need Retirement Planning Assistance

Why You Need Retirement Planning Assistance


Although most people eager look forward to the day when they can retire, few of these individuals are doing all that they can to financially prepare for this time. Getting retirement planning assistance is one of the best things that you can do to gain assured comfort and financial health during your later years. A qualified adviser can help you protect your portfolio from extraordinary taxation and inflation. (see more at


Certain investments are good for long-term savings given that these are guaranteed to stay ahead of inflation. They will have the same overall value when it is time for consumers to rely on these. Others, however, will gradually diminish in worth throughout the years. Although they might seem like solid investments now, the related returns can be greatly diminished by the passage of time.


It is important for people to note that all portfolios must have some measure of risk associated with them. Profit potential is usually directly associate with the amount of risk that an investment entails. Thus, people who want to implement aggressive savings plans for greater comfort and financial health will need to work with advisers who can show them how to mitigate this risk.


Diversification is important as well. Those who are preparing for their retirement years should have a diverse array of investments as this is a great way to mitigate risk and to acquire assured profits. People can invest in stocks, bonds, precious metals. They can also take advantage of the extraordinary profit potential of emerging markets for long-term investments.


If you want to be truly diligent in the management of your retirement photo, you or your advisers should review it once every few years. This will allow you to reallocate your assets as needed, to address areas of increased risk or profit potential. Moreover, you adviser can use these reviews as an opportunity to help you find further tax shields based upon the most recent changes in tax laws. See more on planning for your retirement at – make your money work for you, no hassle, no scam

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Can Congress Pass Tax Reform That Would Stop Inversions? – Tax Reform AT Partnerships For Wealth


Conservatives correctly point out that proposals to stop inversions from the Obama administration and Democrats in the House and Senate are only stopgap measures—a mere Band-Aid. If Congress were to tighten the anti-inversion rules first enacted in 2004 and further increase the foreign ownership requirements for mergers that move American businesses’ corporate legal residence outside of the United States, it would stop the type of deals that are now getting all the attention. But we still will not have solved the fundamental problem of tax motivated foreign ownership of U.S. businesses.

Right now the U.S. tax system favors foreign owned corporations over U.S. owned corporations. Although you often hear about the U.S. having a higher corporate tax rate than other major economies, this really has little to do with the disparity between U.S. and foreign ownership. The two big factors that make foreign ownership attractive for tax purposes are 1) that foreign owned firms can pay a lot less tax on their non-U.S. activities (because as non-U.S. firms they are under territorial regimes) and 2) that they can pay a lot less on their U.S. activities (because U.S. rules make it much easier for foreign owned firms to strip earnings out of the United States). Read more

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Global tax reform top of the agenda for G20 finance ministers this weekend



The world’s most powerful central bank governors and finance ministers gather in Cairns this weekend for a series of highly charged economic meetings – one of their last chances to discuss as a group the problems afflicting the global economy before the all-important G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November.

Treasurer Joe Hockey has been in Cairns for much of the week, meeting with Bank of England governor Mark Carney and International Monetary Fund chief executive Christine Lagarde. The official meetings will start on Saturday.

Mr Hockey has flagged that he wants the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors to focus on tax.

“Hopefully this weekend G20 finance ministers will sign up to an agreed global approach to ensure that companies pay tax where they earn the money,” he said this week. “It’s not an easy outcome, but we are going to work damn hard at it.”

He also wanted to talk seriously about the stability of the global financial system, including the rules for banking and prudential supervision of financial markets.

“We believe that at the G20 we can sign off on a number of initiatives that are going to ensure that banks that fail in the future are going to be held responsible for their own failure and systemically important banks don’t have to turn to governments to be bailed out by taxpayers,” Mr Hockey said.

In the days leading up to the event, the IMF said its attendees must seize the moment and commit to “decisive” reforms to bolster global economic growth.

Global growth had been much weaker than expected in the first half of this year, it said, and desperate action was needed to boost growth around the world.

The call put pressure on the commitment made by G20 members at a similar meeting in Sydney in February to grow their economies by 2 per cent above current projections over the next five years.

Mr Hockey said Australia was on track to hit the target, with stronger employment growth this year, but he was aware of the challenge ahead of him.

On tax and regulation, Mr Hockey said it was “hugely important” to discuss the need to have common reporting standards across different tax jurisdictions.

He said tax authorities needed to know when new bank accounts were being opened so they could tell if those accounts were being used to hide money in tax havens.

“We also hope to finalise the rules in relation to shadow banking … [because] it represents a potential significant threat to the stability of the global financial system.”

Mr Hockey said he hoped to “bring to a close” a lot of the “over-regulation” in financial and banking markets that occurred following the global financial crisis.

Other attendees this weekend include US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens and Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson will also attend.

There are five topics on the agenda: global economy, growth strategies, investment, tax, and financial regulation, with side sessions on infrastructure, international business and civil society.

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Why we will follow NZ on tax reform



Alan Mitchell | John Howard is not alone in thinking Tony Abbott should be able to emulate John Key’s impressive combination of economic reform and political success.

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AT Partnerships – Managing Risk

Manage your risk soundly

Like any investment, there are ups and downs. That’s why we’ve developed a solid risk management strategy, because we want our members to reach their goals as safely as possible. After all, your success is our success:

We have developed a solid risk management

We trade in a diverse range of commodities and only trade when the time is right.

We connect you with global expert traders, who know the ins and outs of the markets. Our global experts can set stop loss and take profit levels, which ensures that we can control any losses and maximize profits.

Like with anything in life, there are risks involved. We want our members to reach their goals as safely as possible. We want to help minimise risk for our members, which is why we have developed a solid risk management strategy.

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Benefits Of Joining AT Partnerships

The benefits of joining

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Use your money not your time

We all know the old cliché: you need to invest money to make money. Well that cliché is actually true! Wealthy people (and people in the know) trade their money not their time. Investing is about letting the experts do the hard work, while you concentrate on work and life.

In other words, you’re busy. You don’t have the time to grow your wealth, but you have the money to invest. That’s exactly where AT Partnerships can help.

You don’t have the time to grow your wealth, but you have the money to invest. That’s exactly where AT Partnerships can help. Leave it up to the experts. Time is of the essence, and now you can sit back and enjoy life. Invest in a prosperous future today.

Access those in the know

Like many things in life, investing is as much about who you know as what you know. Our world-wide network of professional traders is our team of proven experts. They make trades on your behalf whenever the time is right, day or night.


Investing can be exciting and rewarding if you use the right people. This is where you benefit from using our expert traders with their vast experience and knowledge.

Being clued up and knowing the right people can take you very far in most aspects of life, investing isn’t any different.  AT Partnerships are very fortunate to have our worldwide network of professional traders. Don’t always have the best timing? Don’t stress, luckily our experts are able to make trades on your behalf whenever the time is right, day or night. Bask in the excitement and the success of investing, when utilising our experienced traders.


Ride the wave

Our members can even make money in the toughest economic climate. When a major recession hits, prices can drop significantly. Yet the AT Partnerships way of trading can turn this into a potential profit, because our experts can trade money in any direction (when prices rise or fall).

Thankfully, AT Partnerships way of trading enables for potential profit, even in the toughest of economic climate. Have peace of mind knowing that our experts are able to trade money in any direction, regardless when prices rise or fall.

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RSS Tax Issues

  • TD 2014/D16 September 23, 2014
    Income tax: where a right to acquire a beneficial interest in a share is granted subject to shareholder approval, is the right an 'indeterminate right' within the meaning of subsection 83A-340(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ? (As at 24 September 2014)