Tax tips and tax return checklist 2020/21

To help you complete your tax return, especially if you’ve been working from home , thischecklist outlines income and expenses you need to disclose to the Australian Taxation Office(ATO) when lodging your return. We’ve also provided an overview of the types of tax off sets anddeductions you may be entitled to claim plus other handy…

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How will the Federal Budget affect you?

During this year’s Federal Budget announcement Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated“Australia is back!”. The Budget proposes positive changes to superannuation, an extensionof the low and middle income tax offsets and a boost to aged care services. SummaryWe’ve summarised some of the key points from the Budget below but, remember, these are subject tothe passing of legislation:•…

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The value of having a financial adviser

Having an appropriate financial plan in place covers more than just investments and insurance. The same goes for a financial adviser – there are some you will just click with, who you will feel comfortable opening up to and working with over the long term, to improve your financial future. You’re better off Research by…

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Developing better money habits

The cost of goods and services will always be on the rise The increasing cost of goods and services is a reality most Australians have to deal with. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that living expenses for employee households were up by 1.1% from March 2020, compared to March 20191. This may…

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Budget 2020

Federal Budget Summary The announcements in this update are proposals unless stated otherwise. These proposals need to successfully pass through Parliament before becoming law and may be subject to change during this process. What you need to know The Budget is forecast to result in a record deficit peaking at $966 billion (44% of GDP)…

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Discuss your financial goals online

If you are not able to visit us in person, or it is more convenient to work with us digitally, we have the capability and technology to make it easier for us to connect with you. We have also considered how we can do this in a safer online environment. We want to make working…

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Life is expensive, and that’s not changing

If you are worried about the rising cost of living expenses and are not seeing any wage increases, then it’s time to get organised with your finances, set a realistic budget, work out what you can do without and where you can invest to save. The increasing cost of goods and services – from food…

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Five tips for looking after your large household’s finances

Take the pain out of managing your family’s finances. Taking care of household finances can be taxing, especially if you have a big family. But with proper planning and budgeting, there’s no need to stress. Here are some tips to help you effectively manage your household finances. 1.      Examine your finances Sitting down as a…

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