Family trusts under ATO scrutiny

Family trusts under ATO scrutiny

Family trusts have stood the test of time as a means of protecting family and business wealth, and managing the distribution of trust income in a tax-effective way. But the misuse of these tax benefits by a small minority periodically puts trusts in the firing line of...

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Working from home deductions

Working from home deductions

With the financial year ending just over a week ago and people starting to think about completing their tax returns, we thought that we should spend some time covering home office deductions. For the first time, many clients have been forced to work from home and as...

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Changes to superannuation contribution rules for over 65’s

Changes to superannuation contribution rules for over 65’s

The May 2018 Federal Budget announced a number of changes to the superannuation work test and contributions for over 65s.  These changes have recently come into effect and will impact the way many people contribute to their or their partners’ super fund as they near...

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COVID-19: Adapting for Success

COVID-19: Adapting for Success

As COVID-19 restrictions came into effect in March of this year, changing the way businesses operated across the country, many small businesses adopted out of the box techniques to keep their businesses moving despite the many challenges and roadblocks thrown their...

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Market Snapshot: May 2020

Market Snapshot: May 2020

Equity markets pushed higher in May, taking valuations to very expensive levels, as markets took an almost exclusively optimistic view of declining infection rates, reports of progress towards a vaccine and the benefits of economies re-opening. In addition,...

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Timing the economic reboot

Timing the economic reboot

After successfully navigating our initial response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health crisis, backed up with $285 billion in government support to individuals and businesses to keep the economy ticking over, thoughts are turning to how to get the economy back on its...

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