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Stamp duty exemption reminder for first home buyers

Sam MartelMonday, 07 October 2019

Generally, first home buyers are eligible for a full stamp duty exemption on the purchase of their first owner occupied property.If a first home buyer is purchasing a property with someone who already owns residential property, you may still be el...

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Weirdest tax deductions revealed

Melisa WheatleyThursday, 03 October 2019

Would you claim the Lego you bought for your kids throughout the year as a tax deduction? One taxpayer did and it made the Australian Taxation Office’s 2018-19 list of most unusual claims.The Lego was not the only claim for money spent on kids. An...

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“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” - Mike Tyson 1987

Sam MartelFriday, 30 August 2019

Most primary producers in our area had a good plan in place to manage a dry spell including fodder reserves, farm management deposits and strict summer fallow programs. The drought has punched most producers in the mouth.We have been assisting our...

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Thinking of building a rental property? Have you considered Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)?

Sam MartelMonday, 06 May 2019

SDA refers to accommodation for people with a disability who require specialist housing. The potential returns on specialist housing can be significantly higher than your average home. There is currently a shortage of specialist homes in rural reg...

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Are you holding back your business?

Melisa WheatleyThursday, 16 August 2018

Overcoming the biggest problems in business often comes down to the simple things. Here are a few simple things you can do to capitalise on your opportunities and reduce your risks.“I didn’t get time…” No more excusesMost people simply don’t set a...

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Super Guarantee: What Happens When You Get It Wrong?

Melisa WheatleyWednesday, 30 August 2017

The ATO receives around 20,000 reports each year from people who believe their employer has either not paid or underpaid compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG). In 2015-16 the ATO investigated 21,000 cases raising $670 million in SG and penaltie...

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Managing the Debt Drain

Melisa WheatleyMonday, 27 February 2017

Managing the Debt Drain – the critical issues for small businessFebruary and March are traditionally the worst cashflow months for small business – the Christmas rush is over, the Business Activity Statement is due, and payments slow down with a d...

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Pride & Prejudice: Top Four Predictions for 2017

Melisa WheatleyWednesday, 01 February 2017

The global economy is picking up and Australia is about to secure the global record for the longest period a country has gone without a recession. But with the focus on the political environment, there is an uneasiness in the market and with uneas...

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Would you buy a house with friends or relatives?

Melisa WheatleyWednesday, 04 January 2017

It’s not uncommon for friends and relatives to band together to capitalise on the investment property market.  But what happens when it all goes wrong? The Housing Industry Association shows that it now takes 2.04 average full time salar...

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Whats Involved in Selling Your Business?

Melisa WheatleyTuesday, 15 November 2016

Selling your business can be a stressful time and unless you’ve done it before, it’s hard to know what to expect or what’s required to get the right result.  We’ve put together the top issues for business owners or investors to maximise their...

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