Tax planning means managing your financial affairs such that the amount of tax you pay is minimised as much as legally possible. The idea is that you pay all the tax you have to – but no more.
Optimising your tax planning unlocks enormous potential for your financial plan. In fact, getting the tax planning right is typically more important to your financial performance than just about any other aspect – including things like choosing the right investment. A good investment can become a bad one if you find yourself with a bigger tax bill than you needed.
Australia’s taxation system is deliberately designed to encourage people to do some things and not do others. This means that when we take advantage of quality tax planning we are actually doing exactly what the community wants us to do.
That said, it can be difficult to know exactly what the community wants you to do! Australia’s taxation rules are complex – in fact, according to the government itself, each Australian faces a potential 125 taxes that they are liable to pay.
This makes it imperative that you seek qualified, quality tax advice provided by someone who is legally allowed to provide it.
Peter Robert Banicevic
Director and Financial Planner
Peter Banicevic – Director & Financial Adviser
BComm, GDip Fin Planning (Kaplan)
Authorised Representative (ASIC 330835)
Peter, is our fulltime financial planner and is dedicated to providing advice to clients to improve their financial futures. He has been providing advice to clients since 2008.
Financial advice is more than just investments, it’s more about having the right strategies in place to achieve your financial and lifestyle goals. And with a financial “coach” in you corner, you will make better financial decisions whichever stage of life you are at.
His approach blends the common sense, is easy to understand and focuses on client goals to achieve results for clients.
In 2008, Peter became an authorised representative of Count Financial Limited. In 2012, Peter is was an authorised representative of Securitor, which is part of the BT/Westpac group.
In August 2015, Peter become licensed via Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd. And currently since July 2018, Peter is licensed by Lifespan Financial Planning Pty Ltd.
Peter is authorized to provide advice on:
- Superannuation & Pension Funds
- Self Managed Super Funds
- Retirement savings products
- Personal Insurance products
- Margin Lending
- Managed Investments
And also provides advice in regards to:
- Centrelink matters
- Aged care financial costs and requirements
- Arranges Equipment finance and home loans via our partnerships with lending managers to get the best outcomes for our clients.
Peter obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW in 1993, and has a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from Kaplan (previously the Securities Institute) and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning with Kaplan (2010).
He has worked with financial planners and their clients in his previous roles with Ord Minnett, Leveraged Equities & Adelaide Bank largely in customer service and business development. He has worked in the finance industry since 1993.
Peter in his spare time likes to spend time with his young family but also likes yoga, listening to kirtan music and sports.
Peter’s philosophy is, "You work to live, not live to work so live more simply and think about the higher more important things in life." Email Peter: email@example.com
Peter Robert Banicevic is an authorised representative (330835) of Lifespan Financial Planning Pty Ltd (AFSL 229892).