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10 factors every business should consider when making plans for 2016
On February 4, 2016

10 factors every business should consider when making plans for 2016

It’s time to make plans and goals for the year ahead. But before concentrating on internal factors, you need to take into account everything else that’s beyond your control. From a slowing China to consumer sentiment and a possible election, there are a multitude of factors that will influence your business in the coming year.
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Property in your SMSF
On January 23, 2016

Property in your SMSF

One of the main reasons Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) are so popular among Australians is that they provide greater choice and flexibility to members for investing their retirement savings. SMSF investment options include shares, bonds, managed funds, and even residential and commercial property. However before you get too excited with all of the real estate
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Don’t be silly. Protect your family.
On January 23, 2016

Don’t be silly. Protect your family.

Were you aware that in 1961 just over one in three women in Australia (34%) were employed outside the home and that by 2011 that proportion had increased to 59%? In couple families with dependent children research shows that both parents are employed in 62% of homes. What these statistics don’t reveal is that tens
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Home loans – to fix or not to fix?
On January 23, 2016

Home loans – to fix or not to fix?

Although the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia has held interest rates steady since its last surprise drop in May 2015, it takes a brave economic commentator to guess what decision the Board will make on the first Tuesday of every month. Add to the mix the unexpected rate increase by the major banks
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180,000 Aussies will ‘chuck a sickie’ this Monday for Australia Day
On January 23, 2016

180,000 Aussies will ‘chuck a sickie’ this Monday for Australia Day

Next Tuesday, January 26, is Australia Day, which means Aussies across the country will be treated to a public holiday, and with it a day off work. This however creates an awkward situation for Monday, when people are still expected to come to work, then take a day off on Tuesday and go back to
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Motor vehicles and Tax
On August 12, 2015

Motor vehicles and Tax

From 1 July 2015 the following car threshold amounts apply. Income tax There’s an upper limit on the cost you use to work out the depreciation for the business use of your car or station wagon (including four-wheel drives). You use the car limit that applies to the year you first use or lease the
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