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Federal Budget 2020: Budget Measures for Businesses

There are a number of measures in the Budget that impact nearly all businesses. Tax concessions for medium businesses A number of small business tax concessions will be extended to medium businesses, i.e. businesses whose annual aggregated turnover is $10 million or more but less than $50 million. ...

Federal Budget 2020: Measures for Individuals

Here are some of the Budget measures that will affect individuals. Low and middle-income earners – tax cuts As widely anticipated, the government will bring forward to the current tax year (2020–21) the tax cuts scheduled to apply for 2022–23 and 2023–24 (Stage 2 tax cuts). Those...

The big picture highlights of 2020–21 Budget

On Tuesday 6 October, the Treasurer, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, delivered the delayed 2020­–21 Federal Budget, his second Budget. A big spending Budget that is all about jobs How times change. In April last year, Mr Frydenberg delivered a Budget that was forecast to produce a...

What you need to know about building an investment property

When thinking of an investment property, your first thought probably isn’t an empty block of land. But did you know that there are many advantages to building an investment property? Not only can you build the property to be fit-for-purpose, there are long-term financial benefits...

5 key points from the Federal Budget 2020

By John Lawler The Government has handed down a budget 2020 in response to the economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the Federal budget summary with 5 key points at a glance. WHAT'S IN?   1. Tax cuts The Federal Government will bring forward tax cuts for...

Have you prepared for changes in income protection?

With effect from March 31 2020, APRA expects insurance companies to discontinue issuing any new contract where insurance benefits are not based on income at time of claim, including Agreed Value income protection policies....

How the ATO is Tackling the Black Economy

The black economy involves dishonest and criminal activities that happen outside the tax system. It encompasses many elements, from the under-reporting of income and non-payment of superannuation through to serious criminal activities such as money laundering, illicit tobacco and the illegal drug trade. By avoiding their tax...

What does a financial planner do?

Needing expert advice on how to reach your financial goal? It might be a bit overwhelming to acknowledge the challenges that come with taking control of your finances. But there’s no need to worry, as long as you know who you should call for help. Let’s first...

Christmas Parties and Gifts: Tax and FBT Issues For Employers

It's Christmas time and we are all looking forward to the office parties and catch-up dinners, so we thought we'd put together this great Christmas tax read on holiday expenses! We’ll focus on the tax implications of holding Christmas parties (inside or outside the office) and also...

Full circle of life 

Aging is inevitable - though we can delay the implications a little with science and technology, keeping out of the sun and being fit and healthy!  We are all familiar with each of the life stages people go through. As we age, our level of definition...