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  • 9th May 2018 Individuals

    Budget 2018 - For Individuals

    The following changes will affect individuals and families, the main ones being the introduction of the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset and the proposed changes to personal income tax rates. The Low...
  • 9th May 2018 Business

    Budget 2018 - For business

    Announcements from the 2018/19 Budget announced last night
  • 9th May 2018 Individuals

    Budget 2018 - Superannuation

    Changes announced in the 2018/19 Budget that will affect superannuation including SMSFs
  • 9th May 2018 Not-For-Profits

    Budget 2018 - Not-for-profit sector

    An overview of the changes that will affect the NFP sector announced in the 2018/19 Budget
  • 9th May 2018 Individuals

    Budget 2018 - Social Security

    Announcements affecting social security recipients in the 2018/19 Budget
  • 9th May 2018 Business

    Small business - Instant asset write-off

    Small businesses have until 30 June 2018 to take advantage of the $20,000 instant asset write-off.
  • 2nd May 2018 Individuals

    Response to the Banking Royal Commission

    We believe that it is important for us to communicate with our clients how we feel about the findings that are unfolding in the Banking Royal Commission
  • 24th Apr 2018 Individuals

    Facebook, banks and the Australian cricket team

    The headlines of the last few months have had us all scratching our heads and asking how can this happen? Reputations have been left in tatters as a result of poor judgement where individuals and...
  • 4th Apr 2018 Business

    Business tax debts - Engage with the ATO

    New laws will enable the ATO to report some businesses with tax debt to Credit Reporting Bureaus.
  • 26th Mar 2018 Individuals

    SMSFs - Avoiding common mistakes

    SMSFs attract significant tax benefits making them subject to regulatory scrutiny. Penalties for getting it wrong can be substantial.
  • 14th Mar 2018 Individuals

    Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies

    Terms like Bitcoin, blockchain and digital/cryptocurrencies. They are becoming well known but what are they?
  • 8th Mar 2018 Business

    Single Touch Payroll update

    With some upcoming changes, here is a list of FAQs
  • 5th Mar 2018 Individuals

    Commercial vs residential property investment

    Which one is better? Commercial or residential property investments. There is plenty of debate among investors and real estate professionals.
  • 15th Feb 2018 Individuals

    Thinking ahead - Appointing a Power of Attorney

    It can be daunting even thinking about relinquishing future control of your finances. But done properly, it can ensure your peace of mind.
  • 30th Jan 2018 Business

    Privacy rules - Fessing up when things go wrong

    The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme under the Privacy Act was introduced to protect individuals.
  • 14th Dec 2017 Individuals

    Something special

    Have you, like me had the experience where the present you have appreciated most has not been the most expensive, but something simple that has had great impact?
  • 12th Dec 2017 Not-For-Profits

    New ACNC Commissioner

    Following its decision earlier this year not to reappoint Susan Pascoe as the ACNC Commissioner, the Government has announced that Dr Gary Johns has been appointed to this position
  • 12th Dec 2017 Individuals

    First Home Super Saver Scheme

    The scheme allows individuals to make voluntary superannuation contributions and have them released for the purpose of purchasing a first home.
  • 11th Dec 2017 Not-For-Profits

    DGR reforms announced

    Following the release of its consultation paper on potential Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reforms in June this year, the Government has now announced its intended changes.
  • 28th Nov 2017 Business

    Uber and FBT

    The ATO does not regard Uber rides to be in a "taxi" and therefore always attract FBT. This is being reviewed by the ATO.

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