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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.

Setting Up a Family Trust in Australia

Setting Up a Family Trust in Australia

When it comes to tax planning and asset protection, trusts are one of the many structures available to any businesses or property investors. For families, a family trust has been a popular vehicle to protect the family’s assets and manage or take advantage of any tax...

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Should I invest in a House or Apartment?

Should I invest in a House or Apartment?

Property Investors have always asked the age-old question:  House or Apartment, which is the better investment? Let’s take a closer look. Capital Growth Land is the most valuable asset and a rare commodity. If you own a substantial plot of land in a highly...

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New paid family and domestic violence leave

Employees will soon be able to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period. All employees in the Fair Work system (including part-time and casual employees) will be entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a...

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Rate rises, when will they end?!

On the first Tuesday in December Phillip Lowe and the RBA announced their 8th consecutive increase to the Reserve Bank Cash Rate. This takes us to the highest cash rate (3.1%) in over 10 years, and this has and will have, a significant impact on the housing and...

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Unwrapping the joys and pitfalls of giving

Christmas is a time of  giving, when thoughts turn to family and to helping  those less fortunate. To gift in a meaningful way that maximises the benefits, it’s important to consider tax. While Australia doesn’t have a gift tax, there are tax considerations...

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How to deal with interest rate rises | Chan & Naylor

How to deal with interest rate rises | Chan & Naylor

Whether it’s a mortgage against the house you live in or the money you borrowed to acquire your first/second/tenth investment property, you’re probably starting to wonder, “when will my interest rate stop going up???” Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer, but it...

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Tax Tips for Small Business owners

Tax Tips for Small Business owners

Small business owners often interact with the ATO and their tax agent throughout the year. Tax time provides an added opportunity to ensure your tax affairs are in order, obtain essential tax advice and see if you can improve your tax position. You should speak to you...

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Have you received a government payment or grant?

Have you received a government payment or grant?

IF your business has received a grant or payment from the Australian Government or a State or Territory Government, you may need to include it in your tax return. Some grants and payments are assessable income and so need to be included in your tax return. Grants and...

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Marketing vs Selling – What is the Difference?

Marketing vs Selling – What is the Difference?

During these unprecedented times, I have had many questions from small business owners around what they can or should be doing? My answer to that is to do marketing, and then do more marketing. It will pay massive dividends down the track. It’s a bit like planting...

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3 Smart Ways To Manage Personal and Business Cash Flow

3 Smart Ways To Manage Personal and Business Cash Flow

Managing your personal or business cash flow is the cornerstone of any financial plan. Even without COVID-19, poor cash flow management can lead to expensive failure not just in business but also in your personal wealth creation journey. Now that we’re all facing...

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ASIC Company Fees From 1 July 2020

ASIC Company Fees From 1 July 2020

Each year, ASIC Company Fees, consistent with the value of Consumer Price Index (CPI), increase effective 1 July. This year, the ASIC has advised of the increase. Below is the comparison of current ASIC Company Fees and the fees that will apply from 1 July 2020. ASIC...

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A Guide to Stamp Duty and Land Tax

A Guide to Stamp Duty and Land Tax

Stamp Duty and Land Tax Calculator We would like to remind all our clients with investment properties about their land tax obligations. It can be very confusing as each state varies in terms of threshold, rate applicable depending on ownership structure and the date...

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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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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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Now Is The Right Time To Invest In Property

Now Is The Right Time To Invest In Property

Should you invest in property this 2020 while there is a pandemic? As people the world over panic and the economy grinds to a terrible halt with Australian property experts painting a grim future for the property market, you most probably have set aside your plans to...

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Melbourne House Price Trends At A Time Of COVID-19

Melbourne House Price Trends At A Time Of COVID-19

Melbourne house prices are proving to be stable even in the midst of the pandemic. But it’s not without rhyme or reason that, while other sectors and even other property markets across Australia have declined, Melbourne house prices are holding. Property market...

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