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  1. US interest rates – after record low interest rates, the US Federal Reserve is starting to increase (tighten) interest rates in the States. Generally speaking, increasing interest rates can cause share market volatility as investors see interest bearing securities (like bonds) offering more attractive rates of return.
     
  2. Trade Wars – the conflict between the US and China continues to intensify, creating uncertainty around the Globe.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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To recap, imputation credits are a tax credit attached to dividends paid by Australian companies.  The dividend imputation system provides shareholders a credit for the tax paid by the company on its profits. This ensures those profits are only taxed once in the hands of the shareholders, rather than both at the company level and the shareholder level.

Under the current system, which has been in place for the past 18 years, those whose tax rate is less than the company tax rate can receive their excess dividend imputation credits as a tax refund.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.