Stress testing your business

Stress testing your business

2020 has challenged businesses on a global scale. With restrictions, shutdowns, and a global financial crisis changing many businesses operating conditions, business owners are struggling to keep up with the increased speed of change that 2020 has brought about. So...

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Tax Alert: September 2020

Tax Alert: September 2020

Many small business owners and sole traders will be breathing a sigh of relief following the extension of the JobKeeper scheme until March next year. At the same time, however, the ATO is stepping up its compliance activities. Here’s a roundup of some of the key...

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Getting retirement plans back on track

Getting retirement plans back on track

After a year when even the best laid plans have been put on hold due to COVID-19, people who were planning to retire soon may be having second thoughts. You may be concerned about a drop in your super balance, work security, or an uncertain investment outlook....

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Is it time to revisit your SMSF strategy?

Is it time to revisit your SMSF strategy?

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have had a challenging year, with COVID-19 linked market uncertainty affecting income and returns. But SMSF trustees haven’t been sitting on their hands. One of the main reasons people give for wanting to establish an SMSF is to have...

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Inflation, deflation: What’s in a name?

Inflation, deflation: What’s in a name?

When the inflation rate fell into negative territory in the June quarter, it was so unusual it begged the question of what this means for the economy. Are we facing deflation or even stagflation and what is the difference?  In the June quarter the annual inflation...

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Market Snapshot: August 2020

Market Snapshot: August 2020

In summary August saw restrictions maintained in a number of countries to contain second waves of Covid-19. Progress was made in Australia and the US in reducing infection rates, but the US still has a long way to go before they really get the virus under control....

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