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2017 Federal Budget Update

May 10, 2017

How will the Budget affect you? The Government played a pretty straight bat with this year’s Federal Budget, sticking closely…

How to not lose your family wealth?

December 9, 2016

Family wealth can take a lifetime to accrue, but can also disappear in an instant through poorly considered generosity. This…

2016 Federal Budget Update

May 10, 2016

On Tuesday, 3 May 2016, the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, revealed his first Federal Budget. The Budget announcements include some…

Give your Super a Boost!

February 2, 2016

An alternative way of building up your retirement savings. While most of us will hopefully accumulate enough superannuation throughout our working…

Steps to Success

October 6, 2015

What steps do you need to take to grow your business sale value? Business owners are always great at what…

More Bang for your Buck

September 7, 2015

More Bang for your Buck
Start planning NOW to maximise your tax refund next year!

Federal Budget 2015

May 19, 2015

Last week we heard the Treasurer Joe Hockey deliver his second Federal budget, with some key surprises in it, especially for small business.

Tax Planning Starts Now

April 17, 2015

There’s five key things that all business owners MUST consider RIGHT NOW. Two of them are brilliant wealth creation ideas. 30 June is only 13 weeks after the beginning of April. It’s not a long time at all. This year let’s try and use all of them.

The Two Biggest Expenses You Will Ever Have

March 13, 2015

In your lifetime you will encounter many, many expenses. Doctors and dentists, cars and houses, repairs and replacements but there are two expenses that dwarf them all.

Tax & Retirement

We’re a lucky country, but will you have enough for retirement?

February 12, 2015

If you were to watch the news recently (by recently I mean in the last 2 decades) you would think that Australia maybe about to lose its ‘Lucky Country’ tag. However research released by Credit Suisse Research Institute has Australia fairing very well in the wealth rankings.

Borrowing Through Your SMSF could be BANNED

December 15, 2014

At the weekend David Murray handed down his ‘Financial Systems Inquiry Report’, which included 44 recommendations, one of which was the prohibition on direct borrowing by superannuation funds.

SMSF Myths Busted

December 9, 2014

Over 900,000 Australians run their own SMSF. But the news media is in a frenzy at the moment about SMSF’s and property investments.

We understand that SMSF’s don’t suit everyone, so it’s important you get the right information to decide for yourself.

ATO Cracking Down On Dividend Washing

November 21, 2014

Over 3000 individuals and entities have now received written correspondence requesting that they amend their returns to rectify dividend washing…

Bank Relationships Are Important

November 17, 2014

To have a successful relationship with your bank, you should consider implementing a bank strategy, including preparation of a budget…

End Of Year Update

October 15, 2014

It is that time of year again, the holiday period is just around the corner and the excitement of the…

We Are In Challenging Times

September 16, 2014

There is no doubt that we are in challenging times at present. Now is a good time to review your…

Challenging Times For Businesses

March 14, 2014

It’s autumn already and we’re in the middle of widespread speculation in the media on what is going to be…

What Will 2014 Bring?

February 18, 2014

There is still a lot of uncertainty in business circles all around Australia, as to what is going to happen…

End Of Year Update – Christmas Time!

October 23, 2013

During this time, employers should be thinking about tax deductions and the fringe benefits tax (FBT). Employers often find themselves…

Getting A Business Ready For Sale

October 14, 2013

Most businesses will require a complete review of a number of key factors, which will contribute towards the achievement of…

Characteristics Of A Well Run Business

September 17, 2013

Businesses need to install appropriate systems so every customer becomes a lifetime customer. Many businesses find that, with good service,…

Service Profit Chain

August 20, 2013

The ‘service profit chain’s’ ultimate goal is customer loyalty.  Loyal customers think differently about an organisation, because there is now…

2013/2014 Challenges

July 12, 2013

The start of the new financial year is a great time to undertake some forward planning as to what might happen during the next financial year. There are

An Adverse Economy

June 14, 2013

The financial information tabled by the Federal government, as part of the presentation of the Australian budget, highlighted the difficulties…

End of Year Tax Planning

May 31, 2013

The government intends to phase out the medical rebate by 20th June 2019. If a taxpayer does not claim the medical rebate in any one year, the taxpayer

TaxMatters – Budget Edition

May 24, 2013

Although individual income tax rates have remained unchanged, changes that were due to apply from 1 July 2015 have been…

BusinessPlus+ Federal Budget 2013

May 16, 2013

The Australian government’s Federal Treasurer, Mr Wayne Swan, delivered the Labour Government’s budget on the 14th May 2013. This special…

BusinessPlus+ Newsletter

May 14, 2013

The Reserve Bank’s decision to reduce the prime interest rate to 2.75% (the lowest for 50 years) confirms the difficult environment in which businesses are

Year End Strategies

May 1, 2013

Albert Einstein once famously said that, ‘the hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax’. But don’t let complexity deter you from a simple goal:

BusinessPlus+ Newsletter

April 15, 2013

Business people need to allocate the number of hours per day that they are prepared to spend at work and then prioritise how they are going to spend that time.

Maximising travel expense claims

March 15, 2013

Employers and individuals using a vehicle for work may find it useful to consult ATO guidelines when claiming work related travel

BusinessPlus+ Newsletter

March 15, 2013

Business Conditions Still Bumpy. The Reserve Bank has announced that interest rates will remain on hold at 3%. There are some expectations by economists that the

BusinessPlus+ Newsletter

February 28, 2013

What a start to a new year! Bushfires, floods, and tornadoes causing immense problems to primary producers, small business operators and…

Compliance bar lifted for SMSFs

December 4, 2012

Following an announcement made by the Government in the 2012-2013 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) report,

Real property and SMSFs

August 28, 2012

Boosting SMSF returns through rental of business real property is a common strategy, but not one without risks. For more information please follow the…

Preda – Tax Matters

March 28, 2012

With the end of the Fringe Benefit Tax year upon us this month, it is critical that as an employer you understand your FBT obligations to avoid significant penalties…

Tax Strategies

January 24, 2012

The Government recently released exposure draft legislation proposing to make several tax law amendments in relation to depreciation rules for…

Permanent cap for deposit accounts

September 18, 2011

The government will set a permanent cap of $250,000 per person, ensuring protection for 99 per cent of savings accounts.…

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