Have you been thinking of downsizing the family home? Before you make an appointment with a realtor, you should consider how the new "Downsizer Contributions" measure could impact you. Continue reading
The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme will commence in Australia on 22 February 2018. The scheme makes it obligatory to: Notify individuals when their personal data has been involved Continue reading
As part of the 2017-2018 Budget, the Government announced it would be making changes to the way it collects GST on the sale of new residential premises or new Continue reading
For many of us, January is a time for reflection, goal setting and planning. With 2018 underway, a priority for us in the first month of the year is Continue reading
If you are making use of the Government’s myGov service, be aware of this particular glitch when it comes to reviewing your superannuation contributions for the 2016 and 2017 financial years.
We 've recently become aware of a new scam that appears to be doing the rounds for anyone with a registered business name. The scam appears as an email from ASIC with the title "Steps to renew your business names" It includes a link to a malicious website masked as an ASIC address which asks you to enter your contact details and credit card information. While the letter looks official, there are a few things that confirm it is definitely not from ASIC: Hovering your mouse over the "From" email address you' ll see it is from an obscure domain unrelated to ASIC, Similarly with the link to "renew" , hovering over the link reveals the destination to be a Continue reading
By Marie Olesen If you have 20 or more employees you are required to commence reporting via Single Touch Payroll (STP) from 1 July 2018. Here are the key points Continue reading
By Olivia Fischer You 'd fix a leaky tap - what about your leaking finances? We' ve all got little expenses that hit the bank statement every month, that can quickly add up to a big pool of money. David and Continue reading
By Olivia Fischer When seeing a friend recently they made the comment "I can't seem to get ahead with my savings - I don't know where my money goes" . When you think about, this is a pretty scary statement - that 's your money, you should know where every cent of it is! So we grabbed a pen and paper and started to track where this money was going! While there are some great apps and programs out there to help you do this, the quickest and easiest way I find to take stock of what you' re spending is Continue reading
Quarterly payments of the superannuation guarantee (SG) have now been required for many years and you will no doubt have implemented systems to deal with this. However, it is Continue reading
Do you know what will happen to your superannuation on your passing? Even if you have a Will in place, you can 't assume your superannuation benefits (including any life insurance you might hold within superannuation) will be gifted where you' ve directed. It seems roundabout, but superannuation Continue reading
We are now in a new era of superannuation tax law, with lower contribution caps and restrictions on pension balances. This brave new world brings with it a few Continue reading
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