Making the most of a windfall

20 Mar 2019

Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about receiving a windfall? In reality, people receive large sums of money in the form of inheritances, redundancy payouts and lottery wins all the time. Yet many soon find themselves back in their pre-windfall financial position.…

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Set your business up for success with the right structure

08 Mar 2019

The structure of your new business has repercussions in terms of tax, costs and the protection of your assets. When you decide on what structure you’ll use, keep in mind your future plans, because this may impact your decision.…

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The low down on GST and your small business

21 Feb 2019

Is your small business registered for GST? You might not be entirely confident of your projected earnings, so it’s fine to hold off until you’re sure you’ll hit the threshold. But it’s important to monitor your profit closely so that you don’t pay extra.…

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Salary packaging unwrapped

23 Nov 2018

Many employers offer salary packaging to attract and retain employees with additional benefits. If it’s done well it can be good for both the employer and the employee. The employer benefits from being able to attract top quality candidates; the employee benefits from a lower tax liability.…

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How to avoid unwanted ATO attention

14 Nov 2018

Nobody wants to attract unwanted scrutiny from the ATO. Tax audits can be stressful and potentially costly. They are also increasingly well targeted, now that the ATO’s data matching capabilities are making it easier to pick up discrepancies. The best way to avoid an audit is to know how to stay out of trouble in the first place.…

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Throwing yourself in deep to improve productivity

22 Oct 2018

​A smartphone buzzes in your pocket. Ten tabs sit stagnant in your browser. Unopened emails, newsfeeds and gifs all claw for your attention. This is the plague of distraction. And in our efforts to always be ‘on’ our actual productivity is waning. So how can we be more efficient in a society that demands us to do ten things at once? The answer is simple. Reduce the noise and focus.…

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Young invincibles – the importance of insurance

03 Sep 2018

When you are young, healthy and just starting your working life the last thing on your mind is life insurance. In your 20s and 30s your financial focus is more likely to be on saving for a car, holidays, a home or the birth of a child. But failing to protect the lifestyle you are creating could have a devastating financial effect.…

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Tax Update

03 Sep 2018

With new personal and small business tax cuts taking effect from 1 July, key developments in the tax arena have turned to smaller, less headline grabbing issues.…

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