Are your insurance needs covered?

Are your insurance needs covered?

The start of a new year is always a good time to check whether your insurance policies are still serving your needs. But this year there is even more reason to review your cover. If your super balance is less than $6000 or you are under 25 and are a new fund member,...

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The Hunt for Dividend Income in 2020

The Hunt for Dividend Income in 2020

With interest rates at historic lows and likely to stay that way for some time, retirees and other investors who depend on income from their investments are on the lookout for a decent yield. Income from all the usual sources, such as term deposits and other fixed...

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The Ins and Outs of SMSF Property Investing

The Ins and Outs of SMSF Property Investing

With a property market recovery underway, most notably in Sydney and Melbourne, Australian investors are once again pursuing their love affair with property investing. For many investors, a popular way to invest directly in residential or commercial property is...

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Market Snapshot: January 2020

Market Snapshot: January 2020

In summary January was a dramatic month for the world economy and financial markets, starting with hostilities between the US and Iran and ending with fears about the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from China. Here in Australia, we had the extra difficulties from the...

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Changes to accessing the ATO Business Portal

Changes to accessing the ATO Business Portal

The way you access the ATO Business Portal is changing.  From the end of March this year, you will no longer be able to use AUSkey as it is being retired by the ATO. If you are currently accessing the Business Portal using your myGov details (via Manage ABN...

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Fuel Tax Credit Rates Increase

Fuel Tax Credit Rates Increase

Do you claim fuel tax credits for fuel you use in your heavy vehicle, farm equipment or other machinery for your business? The Australian Taxation Office recently announced an increase to fuel tax credit rates on 3 February in line with fuel excise indexation. Fuel...

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