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How the 2021 Federal Budget Benefits You

The Federal Government has just released a big spending 2021-22 Federal Budget to help create jobs, business investment and confidence after COVID-19. Here is a summary of how the new Budget benefits individuals and business owners. Based on our analysis, the big winners appear to be: • ...

2021 Federal Budget Update – A strong Budget for SMSFs

As expected, this year’s Federal Budget has a strong emphasis on job growth and women’s security. From an SMSF perspective, there were some welcome surprises for SMSF trustees. Below are some key measures that you should be aware of. All measures outlined below, other than the...

Top 5 tips for new investors

As you start your property investing journey, you will find different opinions in every corner and an overwhelming amount of information. The secret to getting on the front foot is keeping it simple. Here are the top five tips for new investors. Determine your investment strategy It’s important...

Vinnies CEO Sleepout Fundraising 2021

As warm days begin to fade, the weather will soon change. Although a relief for some, for others it means cold nights and further suffering. That’s why we are so proud that our CEO, Michael Fox, is supporting Vinnies CEO Sleepout. For Michael, it’s his...

Who gets your Super?

Who decides what happens to your superannuation savings when you die? You may think that you do, but that isn’t always the case. The ultimate decision may be made by someone you don’t even know – the trustee of your superannuation fund. Let’s look at how...

Get your depreciation questions answered

The complexity of depreciation unsurprisingly has many scratching their heads. While investors don’t need to be depreciation experts, here are some of the most common questions in this area of taxation. 1. What is depreciation and how does it work? It’s the natural wear and tear of...

Changes to casual employment

Do you have a casual employee? Here's what you should know about changes to casual employment. On 26 March 2021, the Government has passed an amended version of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 to change some sections covering workplace...

What You Need to Know about Fringe Benefits Tax 2021

On 31 March 2021, the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends. With the ever-increasing budget deficits as a result of COVID-19, the ATO will be reviewing whether all employers who should be paying FBT are paying it and that they are paying the right amount. To...

Do you have a Family Trust? Learn how to save tax now

“Cap” tax using a “Bucket Company” Using a “bucket company” can be a great strategy for saving tax on trust profits distributed. If you have a Discretionary or Family Trust that generates profits, this strategy may apply to you. A "bucket company" is a company that is...