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  • 19th Oct 2020

    ATO continues to be tough with SMSF Trustees

    */ It can be very expensive for a SMSF trustee or a director of a corporate trustee who fails to adequately fulfil their responsibilities. An administrative penalty can be charged to each of the...
  • 7th Oct 2020

    Superannuation Announcements

    The budget fulfilled a promise by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the last federal election that there would be no changes to superannuation taxes. There were no wide-ranging changes to the...
  • 22nd Sep 2020

    Reviewing your SMSF Investment Strategy

    The superannuation laws require Trustees to prepare and implement an investment strategy when an SMSF is established and then to review it regularly, which means at least annually, and also as...
  • 22nd Sep 2020

    Valuing Investments in your SMSF

    Asset valuation is a key component of preparing meaningful SMSF financial reports. The investment values adopted will directly impact the rate of return achieved and each member’s total...
  • 16th Jun 2020

    HomeBuilder Grant

    */ HomeBuilder is a tax-free grant program initiated by the Federal Government. It aims to stimulate the residential construction sector following the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The...
  • 5th Jun 2020

    Year end 19/20 Tax Tips for the Individual

    Now is the time to review all your records to ensure you maximise your tax deductions in this year’s tax return. Here are some top tax planning tips. The tax return process is made much more...
  • 5th Jun 2020

    Major Changes to instant asset write-off

    Instant asset write-off policies have been expanded as part of the Government’s COVID-19 initiative to encourage business spending in an effort to increase cash flow, stave off an economic recession...
  • 5th Jun 2020

    Working from home: what deductions can you claim?

    Many employees are now being required to work from home to meet social distancing requirements placed on them by COVID-19, and are now faced with meeting some of the costs associated with their job,...
  • 4th Jun 2020

    Superannuation Strategies for 2020

    Super contributions are one of the areas that individuals need to review now, even more so this year with the impact on super fund balances as a result of the economic downturn due to COVID-19. The...
  • 17th Feb 2020

    Small Scale Property Subdivision

    If you own a sizable block you may be considering subdiving the block to generate some cash. This could be by selling off the backyard, or restructuring the property to fit multiple buildings to be...
  • 14th Feb 2020

    Deceased Estate

    Managing the administration of a deceased estate during a time of grieving can be overwhelming. As the executor of the estate you may be wondering where to begin. The executor is responsible for...
  • 12th Dec 2019

    Capital Gains Tax - Main Residence exemption lost for Foreign Residents

    New legislation has just been passed by the Government that affects tax on your home if you live at the time of the sale overseas. If you sell your Australian main residence when you are foreign...
  • 11th Dec 2019

    Returning to work after accessing your super

    Retirement isn’t necessarily a permanent thing as even the best-laid plans can collapse when circumstances change. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found the most common reasons retirees...
  • 29th May 2019

    Year end 2018/19 tax tips for the individual

    */ Now is the time to review all your records to ensure you maximise your tax deductions in this year’s tax return. Here are our top tax planning tips for individuals and businesses. The tax return...
  • 22nd May 2019

    End of financial year - Super strategies

    As the end of the 2018/19 financial year end approaches, now is a great time to think about growing your super.
  • 21st May 2019

    Super - Don't set and forget

    Financial circumstances change throughout life. Your super should be considered at every stage.
  • 15th May 2019

    Estate planning

    As we approach the end of the financial year, maybe this year, once you have organised your tax return you might then look a bit further ahead.
  • 3rd Apr 2019

    Budget 2019 - For individuals

    xxxxxxx. xxxxxxx Analysis for business Superannuation analysis Not-for-profit sector Retirement, Social Security
  • 3rd Apr 2019

    Budget 2019 - A different budget

    This year’s Budget had a totally different feel to a normal Budget. It is the longest Budget speech that I can recall (almost 40 minutes compared to the normal 30 minutes). I don’t recall applause...
  • 26th Mar 2019

    Understanding the ALP's proposed tax changes

    Labor has announced it will introduce a number of significant tax changes should they be elected and we think it is important that people are able to understand the proposed changes.

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