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Whether you’re looking to stay ahead of tax updates, seeking strategic advice to propel your business forward, or exploring financial best practices for your investment property, our curated content is designed to empower and inform. Dive into our comprehensive collection of articles and equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the financial landscape with confidence.

How to Grow Your SMSF

How to Grow Your SMSF

What is SMSF?  A Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) is a way for Australians to take more control of their retirement savings. Unlike traditional super funds, an SMSF allows its members to be trustees, making wider ranging decisions about investments and managing the fund...

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How to Claim Fuel Tax Credits for Businesses

How to Claim Fuel Tax Credits for Businesses

What are Fuel Tax Credits? Fuel tax credits are a financial return for businesses to offset the cost of fuel tax, including excise or customs duty, on fuel used in business operations like running machinery, equipment, heavy vehicles, and light vehicles on private...

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When should businesses do record-keeping?

When should businesses do record-keeping?

What is record-keeping? Record-keeping is the systematic organisation of all business financial activities, crucial for depicting your business' fiscal health. It involves documenting transactions, managing payroll, and ensuring compliance with financial and...

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2024 Tax Planning Tips for Property Investors

2024 Tax Planning Tips for Property Investors

As the new year unfolds, seizing the opportunities of owning an investment property in Australia still tops the list of many seasoned investors' New Year’s Resolution. To pave the way for financial success in the fresh year, adeptly navigating the complexities of...

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Protecting consumers from Cryptocurrency scams

In the past few months, the Australian government and regulators have placed a strong focus on protecting consumers from cryptocurrency scams, especially in light of the recent collapse of well-known crypto businesses. One effective strategy to achieve this goal could...

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Cryptocurrency Regulations are on its way

Cryptocurrency Regulations are on its way

Australia will create a licencing framework for cryptocurrency exchanges and consider launching a retail central bank digital currency as part of the biggest overhaul of its A$650 billion-a-day ($463 billion) payments industry in a quarter of a century There has been...

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Director Identification Number

Director Identification Number

Company directors need to verify their identity as part of a new director identification number (director ID) requirement. A director ID is a unique identifier that a director will apply for once and keep forever – which will help prevent the use of false or...

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Microgrants and JobSaver Update – NSW

Microgrants and JobSaver Update – NSW

Ongoing Support for NSW Businesses | JobSaver and Micro Grants New South Wales businesses will still be able to obtain financial support from the NSW Government as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown but there are important changes to the grants system that business...

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NSW Government COVID-19 Support Payments

NSW Government COVID-19 Support Payments

NSW  Government COVID-19 | Lockdown Support Payments The NSW Government is offering 3 types of financial support to businesses across NSW as part of the COVID-19 support package: JobSaver payment COVID-19 micro-business grant COVID-19 business grant. Comparison of the...

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Business Tax Planning Tips

Business Tax Planning Tips

While planning of any kind has been challenging over the past 12 months, tax time remains a certainty for all businesses and individuals who are working from despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Tax planning should be a key element of your business and...

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Federal Budget 2021 – Business Owners

Federal Budget 2021 – Business Owners

A  number of important measures  were announced to more broadly support business taxpayers. These measures will support businesses to invest and grow, remove unintended consequences and reduce compliance costs.  Extension of temporary full expensing measure A one year...

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Single Touch Payroll Changes

Single Touch Payroll Changes

Single Touch Payroll Reporting | ATO changes The Tax Office has laid out some of the major changes to reporting for businesses under Phase 2 of Single Touch Payroll (STP). The federal government said in the 2019–20 budget that Single Touch Payroll would be expanded to...

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End of JobKeeper – Undertaking a Business Health Check

End of JobKeeper – Undertaking a Business Health Check

On March 29th the JobKeeper scheme, came to an end. JobKeeper represented the largest direct stimulus the federal government provided Australia during the coronavirus pandemic with a total cost of $101billion over the 12-month period the scheme operated. In tandem,...

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SME Recovery Loan Scheme | Does your Business Qualify?

SME Recovery Loan Scheme | Does your Business Qualify?

SME Recovery Loan Scheme | Does your Business Qualify? The Government’s SME Recovery Loan Scheme is designed to support the economic recovery, and to provide continued assistance, to firms currently on JobKeeper. The Government will work with lenders to ensure that...

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What is Management Accounting and Why It Matters

What is Management Accounting and Why It Matters

Management accounting is the method of putting together administration reports and accounts to promptly provide precise financial information to business managers so that they can make informed short-term and long-term decisions. It determines, examines, interprets,...

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COVID-19 – Will There Be a Tsunami of Insolvencies?

COVID19 Insolvency Wave – To be or not to be?   On March 12 2020 the World Health organisation declared Covid19 a pandemic. In May 2020, Australia had 7,195 active cases of COVID nationally and Australian businesses were facing an uncertain future. Various media...

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Have you missed the Tax lodgement deadline 2021?

Have you missed the Tax lodgement deadline 2021?

The 2021 tax deadline has come and gone, with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) now urging late lodgers to file and pick up their refunds. The tax deadline was Monday, 1 November, but overdue returns can still be lodged through the ATO’s myTax service or via your...

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What is the 2022 Property Market Outlook?

What is the 2022 Property Market Outlook?

House Prices – Where are they heading House prices have continued to rise throughout 2021, however this trend could be set to end due to expectations that the Reserve Bank could lift interest rates sooner than anticipated. National property prices rose again in...

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5 Lessons for the Property Investor

5 Lessons for the Property Investor

Tips for Property Investors In 1949 the book 'The Intelligent Investor' was published by Benjamin Graham, an iconic book on investment psychology and long term gratification - both key traits for astute investors. The book focuses on longer-term and more risk-averse...

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How you can claim thousands in tax deductions

How you can claim thousands in tax deductions

Claim thousands in tax deductions off your property tax bill Just because June 30 has been and gone, property investors don’t need to wait another financial year to get a tax depreciation schedule. Even if a schedule is ordered after the end of a financial year (FY),...

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Property Investors fail to claim Depreciation Deductions

Property Investors fail to claim Depreciation Deductions

BMT still finding an average of $8,940 in depreciation deductions Many of Australia’s property investors are still missing out on thousands of dollars in tax deductions each year by failing to maximise or claim depreciation for their investments. While changes to...

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Property Settlement- Here is what happens

Property Settlement- Here is what happens

What Is Property Settlement? Property settlement is a legal process that occurs after the price of the property has been negotiated and agreed on between buyer and seller, and the contracts have been signed and exchanged between both parties. The process for...

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What is my Property Worth?

What is my Property Worth?

What is your Property Worth? In a bullish market where dwelling values are rapidly increasing, investors and homeowners alike are eager to figure out the amount their property has grown in value. There are two simple steps to provide an indication as to the value of...

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10 Tips for Saving for a Home Deposit

10 Tips for Saving for a Home Deposit

Ten Tips for Saving a Home Deposit Trying to get into the property market in Australia is not always easy, let alone trying to save 20% to get into the market without having to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). Read more about LMI here. Thankfully, with the...

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Immediate Tax Deductions for Property Investors

Immediate Tax Deductions for Property Investors

Immediate deductions are available for  property investors Depreciation is the natural wear and tear of property and assets over time. It’s normally thought of as a high-value, slow-burn deduction as it takes up to forty years for an entire property to depreciate. But...

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Franking Credits: How does it function and who profits?

Franking Credits: How does it function and who profits?

Franking refers to tax credits, and the process that eliminates or reduces the taxation of cash payouts to its shareholders is referred to as dividend imputation. The tax credits are beneficial to individuals on high tax rates and to individuals on lower tax rates, as...

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The Advantages of Unfranked Dividends

The Advantages of Unfranked Dividends

What are Dividends? Dividends are a significant component of investment returns, representing a portion of a company's earnings distributed to its shareholders. They provide a steady income stream and are a crucial factor in assessing the overall profitability and...

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Do You Have to Pay Tax on Lottery Winnings?

Do You Have to Pay Tax on Lottery Winnings?

Ever wondered if you have to pay tax on lottery winnings? Well, guess what, if you win tomorrow’s mind-blowing $100M Powerball draw, you can have all the winnings to yourself! Yay! According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), if you win in prize draws, raffles,...

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JobMaker Hiring Credit | 2020-21 – How you can apply

JobMaker Hiring Credit | 2020-21 – How you can apply

JobMaker 2020-21 | Does your business qualify? On 6 October 2020 as part of the 2020–21 Federal Budget, the Morrison Government announced a new incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers called the JobMaker Hiring Credit. The JobMaker Hiring...

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This Renovation Tip can Save you Thousands

This Renovation Tip can Save you Thousands

This renovation tip can save you thousands Renovating an investment property is different to renovating your own home. Whether the renovation is big or small, you will be taking a head over heart approach and doing what will help you improve your return on investment....

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Perth Property Outlook 2020

Perth Property Outlook 2020

The Perth Property Market Outlook - Update It’s been a unique year for Perth’s property market as WA has navigated the impacts of COVID-19. While garnering national attention in early 2020 when four consecutive months of price growth indicated the progression of...

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