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Thinking of opening a self managed super fund (SMSF)?

If you have ever thought about opening a Self-managed super fund, you may be thinking there are many advantages and benefits, and these are all positive. Remember however, there are professionals out there that specialize in self-managed funds for a reason. Getting...

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How do I find my lost super?

How do I find my lost super?

Finding lost super is easier than you think Your super is your hard-earned money. Sure, you might not be able to access it for many years, but it’s important to always keep track of your super. When retirement hits, you’ll be grateful for every cent. A few important...

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How can I voluntarily pay back JobKeeper?

This week, news came of a number of large organisations paying back JobKeeper payments, after recording large profits. Super Retail Group (owner and operator of a number of retail brands including SuperCheap Auto, BCF and Rebel Sport) announced on Monday that it will...

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Is agility the key to business success in 2021?

Is agility the key to business success in 2021?

Over the last few years, more and more businesses have adopted an agile mindset. In 2020, in particular, agility became one of the keys for business survival and success with COVID throwing curve ball after curve ball. So why is agility so important for businesses? In...

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ATO extends the working from home shortcut deduction

ATO extends the working from home shortcut deduction

Whilst life in Queensland seems to have returned to some level of ‘normal’, there are still many businesses with employees opting to work from home. With this in mind, the ATO has recently extended the shortcut method for claiming work from home running expenses. The...

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Small business support – a reminder from the ATO

Small business support – a reminder from the ATO

Small businesses doing it tough through COVID-19 are reminded of tax options   In the lead up to Christmas and the end of the year, the ATO has sent a reminder about the range of tax options available to small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19.   No...

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HomeBuilder Scheme extended until March

HomeBuilder Scheme extended until March

The announcement of the HomeBuilder extension has had mixed feedback across the board, with some saying it’s not enough to stop the housing construction industry shrinking and others welcoming the news calling it a giant leap towards economic recovery. So what does...

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Taxi fares and Christmas parties – when is it FBT exempt?

Taxi fares and Christmas parties – when is it FBT exempt?

Fringe benefit tax (FBT) can sometimes be confusing for small business owners, especially where different rules apply for different situations. So what happens when a staff member claims their travel fare (eg taxi, Uber, Shebah) to and/or from the work Christmas...

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HomeBuilder Scheme FAQ’s

HomeBuilder Scheme FAQ’s

Greenhalgh Pickard recently met with Real Estate Agents from Century 21 to answer some of their FAQ's about the Federal Government's HomeBuilder Grant. The questions and answers below might help you when considering the HomeBuilder scheme for your new build or...

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Best ways to budget for the year ahead

Start the new year on the right track and plan your finances With less than 1 month until the start of a fresh new year (where has this year gone!!), we’ve been working on some hot tips to help you budget for 2021. We know that many things are out of our control (hey,...

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The impact of COVID19 on Australian businesses

Still wondering about the actual impacts of COVID19 on Australian businesses? Interested to see some recent statistics and data around JobKeeper? Keen to compare your own business actions to that of the rest of Australia? If so, then this article is for you. The ABS...

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HomeBuilder Grant – challenges and what to look out for

HomeBuilder Grant – challenges and what to look out for

When the news of the HomeBuilder Grant was first announced back in June this year, many aspiring home owners felt closer to their great Australian dream. However, as more and more details of the HomeBuilder Grant were released, it became apparent that applying for and...

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