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  • 13th Apr 2018 Individuals

    Retirement - Getting the timing right

    When considering timing, think of what sort of life style you wish to have and how your savings will fund it.
  • 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.
  • 27th Nov 2017 Individuals

    Christmas catalogues that change lives

    Browse some excellent Christmas offerings that will change lives.
  • 22nd Nov 2017 Business

    Single Touch Payroll is coming

    STP trials are underway with a limited number of employers. STP will become mandatory for employers with over 20 staff in mid 2018.
  • 20th Nov 2017 Individuals

    Bulk up your super

    No matter what your stage of life, there are some things that can make your super grow most efficiently.
  • 12th Nov 2017 Individuals

    Returning to work after retirement

    Super is designed to finance you in your retirement and it attracts significant tax incentives. But if you decide to return to work after you start accessing super, it is no straightforward matter.
  • 2nd Nov 2017 Individuals

    Super: An alternative to salary sacrifice

    Making tax-effective additional super contributions has not previously been available to everyone; it is now
  • 1st Nov 2017 Business

    Changes to strengthen employee entitlements

    New laws designed to stop corporate misuse of the Australian Government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme and further protect employess
  • 30th Oct 2017 Business

    Casuals may soon have the right to become permanent staff

    Casual employees may soon have the right to request full-time or part-time work when the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission hand down their determination.

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