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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.

News update- SMSF mortgage

News update- SMSF mortgage

Do you own property and hold a mortgage in your Self-Managed Super Fund? If so, it might be a good idea to review your current interest rate. At Chan and Naylor Finance, we have had countless clients coming to us with existing Superfund lending products, paying...

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Superannuation guarantee percentage about to increase

Superannuation guarantee percentage about to increase

Are you An employer? At a glance: The super guarantee (SG) rate will increase from 10.5% to 11% on 1 July 2023. You should Update your payroll systems to align with the increase; the new SG rate applies to payments made to workers on or after 1 July 2023. Contact us...

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Fair Work Ombudsman focuses on payslips

Fair Work Ombudsman focuses on payslips

Are you an Employer At a glance: The Fair Work Ombudsman is currently focusing on payroll governance including ensuring pay slips requirements are met. You should Payroll governance measures are important to ensure that you comply with requirements. Contact us if you...

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Instant asset write-off ending 30 June 2023

Instant asset write-off ending 30 June 2023

Are you A business who intends purchasing or improving an asset before 30 June 2023? At a glance: You are still able to deduct the full cost of eligible assets up until 30 June 2023. You should Contact us if you require any clarification or advice Some pointers about...

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Why the Current Superfund Rules Are Fair

Why the Current Superfund Rules Are Fair

When Morrison, as treasurer, limited Super to $1.7m (together with a spouse $3.4m), that meant a 5% return earned $170K in tax-free income (for a couple) and $85K for a single, was sufficient to live on and reversed Superfunds from a tax avoidance vehicle to a genuine...

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Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Running a business is always challenging. Between inventory, paperwork, and taxes, having your own business can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. But don't let the confusion of filing tax returns get you down, small business owners can take advantage of plenty of...

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Fixed vs Variable Mortgage Rates – What should I do?

Fixed vs Variable Mortgage Rates – What should I do?

Now more than ever, the question of fixed rates versus variable rates has become a hot topic of conversation. So how do you decide whether to your fix your home loan or not? Whether you are embarking on a new journey of property ownership with a new mortgage, or...

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Why SMSF to Invest in Property

Why SMSF to Invest in Property

Recently, the government has proposed higher taxes on Superfunds and limitations on the amounts allowed to be held in a SMSF. In my opinion, this would be a serious long-term mistake, as it may discourage people from becoming self-sufficient and force them to rely on...

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A New Compliance Storm – Director Penalties

A New Compliance Storm – Director Penalties

New figures from the ATO reveal that it issued 18,500 Director Penalty Notices (DPNs) in 2022 and disclosed the tax debts of almost 500 businesses to credit referral agencies. This new weapon waved in $714 million tax debt payment for the Government agency, and an...

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Preparing Your Business For The End of Jobkeeper

Preparing Your Business For The End Of JobKeeper Whether or not you are currently receiving JobKeeper payments, the winding back of JobKeeper in recent months, and its eventual end in the next few weeks has the potential to affect the entire economy and all...

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Franked Dividends and Franking Credits Explained

Franked Dividends and Franking Credits Explained

What is a franked dividend and what does it mean to have a franking credit? Obviously there are advantages in receiving dividends from your share investments, but there is a huge difference between getting dividends that are franked and dividends that are not franked....

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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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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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Federal Budget 2020 | Personal Income Tax Changes

Federal Budget 2020 | Personal Income Tax Changes

Key insights Bringing forward personal income tax cuts should result in an immediate cash increase for most employees. Low income earners will receive additional support through the increase to the Low Income Tax Offset and maintaining the current Low and Middle...

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Federal Budget 2020 | Aged Care Updates

Federal Budget 2020 | Aged Care Updates

Enhanced access, quality and safety in aged care The 2020-21 Budget provides a record level of $2.0 billion support into aged care over four years to progress reforms to deliver improved outcomes for consumers and providers. Support for consumers includes: $1.6...

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Federal Budget 2020 | Business Tax Changes

Federal Budget 2020 | Business Tax Changes

The Budget has introduced temporary measures intending to stimulate business investment and deliver further cash flow benefits. Key insights To assist eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19, temporary tax loss carry-back measures have been introduced to offset...

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Business Survival & Adaptation Package

Business Survival & Adaptation Package

Welcome to Part Three of The Business Support Fund – Expansion. If small business has a choice, I am sure that they would prefer to have not been affected over the past six months by COVID-19 and would like to operate under normal circumstances like many other small...

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Has your business made a tax loss this year?

Has your business made a tax loss this year?

An understatement is that this has certainly been a difficult year, and we are certainly seeing that many businesses have made a tax loss. A tax loss is when the total deductions you can claim, excluding gifts and donations, are greater than your total income for any...

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How to Find The Perfect Investment Property in 2021

How to Find The Perfect Investment Property in 2021

Property Investments Tips - 2021 Are you wanting to buy your first investment property this year? Or maybe, you’re looking to grow your portfolio. Whatever your 2021 plan is, here are some tips to help finding the perfect investment property for you. Research,...

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Why Property Prices Keep Rising

Why Property Prices Keep Rising

The Reason Why Property Prices Keep Rising As we come to the end of the financial year, improving economic conditions; supported by economic stimulus and effective containment and management of the COVID-19 health response have served as a strong catalyst for...

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SMSF Investment Strategy

SMSF Investment Strategy

SMSF Investment Strategies – Dealing with increased scrutiny With the 2020/21 financial year entering the last quarter, it is timely for SMSF Trustees to consider the currency of the Fund investment strategy, in light of the increased scrutiny being applied to the...

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Housing Prices – Where To next?

Housing Prices – Where To next?

Expecting the government to cool house prices? Don’t hold your breath Last month saw bumper returns in the housing market, prompting some to ask whether the government will intervene to cool things down as has recently happened in NZ? But those who are expecting a...

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Rental Tips for Property Investors

Rental Tips for Property Investors

Six Things To Do Before Renting Out Your Home Are you thinking about moving to a new house but want to hold onto your current property? Turning it into an investment for the short or long-term can be a good option while increasing your cash flow. But before you do,...

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Top 10 Aussie cities foreign buyers are enquiring about.

The Top 10 Australian cities foreign property buyers have their eye on. According to JUWAI IQI’s Top Countries 2020 report, the Australian market is the second most popular destination for Asian property buyers, accounting for 13.7 per cent of buyer activity. “Asian...

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To TRUST or not to TRUST for Property Investments

To TRUST or not to TRUST for Property Investments

There are a lot of comments made that are either untrue or wrong or made due to a misunderstanding but they evolve into rumours that confuse. Just as its wrong to say that everyone needs a Trust it’s also wrong to say that no one needs a TRUST. There are many...

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5 Ways to Minimise Land Tax

5 Ways to Minimise Land Tax

Land Tax is a state impost and different states have different rules and thresholds. For every property investor, it represents a significant cost to owning an investment property. But there are smart things you could do to legally minimise land tax (in conjunction...

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5 Tips for Property Investors

As you start your property investing journey, you will find different opinions in every corner and an overwhelming amount of information. The secret to getting on the front foot is keeping it simple. Determine your investment strategy It’s important to establish your...

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Rental property sale expenses – deduct or capitalise?

Rental property sale expenses – deduct or capitalise?

Are you a taxpayer buying or selling a rental property? When a taxpayer buys or sells a rental property the question that often arises is which expenses must be capitalised and which can be claimed immediately. Its important for an property investor to understand how...

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When Is A Repair An Improvement?

When Is A Repair An Improvement?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of warnings recently indicating that rental property owners should be careful when claiming deductions. Common errors made by rental property owners highlighted by the ATO include claiming rental deductions for...

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Absentee Owner Surcharges | Duties Act 2000 (Victoria)

Absentee Owner Surcharges | Duties Act 2000 (Victoria)

Absentee Owner Surcharges | Duties Act 2000 (Victoria) From the 2020 land tax year, an absentee owner surcharge of 2% applies to Victorian land owned by an absentee owner. The surcharge was 1.5% from 1 January 2017 and 0.5% for the 2016 land tax year. The absentee...

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Have you considered setting up a SMSF?

Have you considered setting up a SMSF?

Reasons for setting up an SMSF Most people invest their Superannuation in Retail or Industry Superfunds with their employers making contributions of Super guarantee contributions and sometimes salary sacrifice. Fund managers then make investment selection on behalf of...

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Has your business made a tax loss this year?

Has your business made a tax loss this year?

An understatement is that this has certainly been a difficult year, and we are certainly seeing that many businesses have made a tax loss. A tax loss is when the total deductions you can claim, excluding gifts and donations, are greater than your total income for any...

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JobKeeper Reporting Guidance Via STP

JobKeeper Reporting Guidance Via STP

Guidance is available from the ATO if employers require assistance reporting qualified employees and/or topping-up JobKeeper payments through STP (Single Touch Payroll). Employers need to inform the ATO for every employee that qualifies: when a qualified employee...

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Free Download: 2021 Financial Year Tax Calendar

Free Download: 2021 Financial Year Tax Calendar

Need a Tax Calendar to help you keep track of tax deadlines and meet other tax compliance obligations for the next Financial Year? Get your FREE Tax Calendar for 2021 Financial Year here! This Tax Calendar highlights important dates that are applicable for the...

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Income Tax Return Assistance

Income Tax Return Assistance

Preparation and lodgement of Income Tax Returns and Financial Statements take some form of urgency with the conclusion of the Financial Year. To help assist you with gathering the necessary documents and information, we have created a tailored checklist for your...

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Fringe Benefits Tax Exemptions

Fringe Benefits Tax Exemptions

Fringe Benefits Tax exemptions are now available for Australian businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide certainty and relief to businesses at this time of pandemic, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has introduced various tax measures, and of these...

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