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Stage 2 – Covid-19 stimulus package.
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ATO flags most common SMSF return mistakes
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Expected GDP by country 2010 to 2100
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There’s still time to move to Single Touch Payroll (STP)
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Real Time World Population Growth - Wow!!
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ATO audits continue to target Lifestyle assets
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Property deduction errors down to ‘lack of understanding’: ATO
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Data can be great stuff! - Australia
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GST refunds for returned imported goods
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14k employers, $230m in super: Financial Services Minister defends proposed SG amnesty
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Bushfires 2019–20 (ATO)
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Accounting profession responds to bushfire crisis
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Helping your business survive a natural disaster - ATO
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Single Touch Payroll (STP) – now ensure super is paid on time.
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Beware of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) impersonation scams
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Australia by the Numbers
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‘Visible, valued and owned’: ATO outlines super priorities for new year
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Introductory Rates & Interest Free Periods
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FBT – Christmas Parties and Taxi Fares
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Merry Christmas for 2015 and Happy New Year.
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Common errors in claiming deductions for super contributions
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Employee Christmas Parties and Gifts – Any FBT?
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Collectables Require Action Now
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Why the ATO’s new powers make SMSF compliance more important than ever
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Self Managed Superannuation Funds – Is it for Retirement?
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ATO warns against misusing partnerships
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The Scammers Shame
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ATO offers SMSF 'unwinding' for aggressive tax arrangements
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Salary and Wages PAYG Shortfall
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SuperStream
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Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Telephone Scammers – BEWARE!
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Navigating the BDBN minefield
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SMSFs warned on emerging LRBA issue
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Short Access to Term Deposits
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Retirees taking super in lump sum is a ‘myth'
Short Access to Term Deposits

                   

Investors will need to provide the bank with 31 days notice if you access the funds in your term deposit before the maturity date.

Investors in term deposits will often be confused by the excessive detail provided (often after the deposit is made).  The bank will go to great length to explain how difficult it will be to redeem the deposit only.  Only rarely will this matter.

If you have less than 31 days remaining on your term deposit, the earliest you can access funds is at maturity.

If you don’t provide the bank with alternative instructions, on maturity, your term deposit will automatically roll over for the same term at the applicable interest rate offered on the maturity date.  This is often where the bank wins (and you lose).  The rate you chose on first investment will often be less than the rate for a different term.  So be alert and prepared to continually change the term of investment (as well as bank).

Exceptions are if you are experiencing hardship.

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