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What can you tell your employees about super?

It’s a common question asked by employees: “what should I do about my super?” If you are an employer or manager and feel confident of your knowledge of superannuation and investment, it can be tempting to give an answer. However, just…
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Succession planning for family businesses

For most family businesses as well as private groups, succession planning (sometimes known as transition planning) involves considerations around the eventual sale of your business, or the passing of control of it to other family members when…
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The approach to tax when you’re working from home

If you produce assessable income at home, or some of it, and you incur expenses from using that home as your “office” or “workshop”, the ATO will generally allow that a taxpayer could be in a position to be able to claim some expenses…
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Eleven Financial Fundamentals Every Small Business CEO Must Know

Regardless of the size of the business, the ultimate responsibility for success lies with the CEO. If you're a small business owner, that's you. And the most critical CEO tasks that result in success or failure lie in the knowledge and practice…
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Six things to do now to make tax time 2020 a little less taxing

New decade, new me? We’re more than two weeks into the New Year now and the countdown clock to tax time 2020 has already started ticking. It’s going to be a big year for SMEs in the tax domain, with some changes on the cards heading…
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CGT concessions: Does your business qualify?

Wondering if you’re eligible to claim the CGT concessions can be settled by answering a few basic questions. In addition to the capital gains tax (CGT) exemptions and rollovers available more widely, there are four additional concessions…
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New Year’s accounting resolutions

The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on the past twelve months and prepare for the next. Here are some useful accounting tips to help you get your business finances up-to-date and ready for the year. Keep your business in…
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Do you hire contractors?

When hiring workers, do you understand the difference between contractors and employees for tax and super purposes? Getting it wrong compromises your ability to meet their tax and super obligations, and can mean workers miss out on employee…

Protecting Your Small Business

Owning and operating a small business is hard work. The last thing you need is to lose it all because of poor insurance choices. Do your homework First you need to work out what needs to be covered. There are the obvious things such as…