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Car finance for businesses

Car finance for businesses

Companies the world over are often faced with the costly requirement for staff cars. However, with the number of financing options on the rise, many business owners are turning to funding these purchases rather than paying cash.

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How to choose the right business loan

How to choose the right business loan

There are plenty of different types of business finance, but before diving in and applying, it’s important to understand your requirements first, so that a loan can be matched to your needs, and so that you can potentially avoid the problem in the future.

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The home loan approval process & when to refinance

The home loan approval process & when to refinance

Following the lodgement of a home loan application, hopeful borrowers are often keen to know what will happen next and how long it will take for them to receive the verdict. The bad news is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer.

The good news, however, is that a solid application is the key to keeping the approval time short.

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Why should I use a finance broker?

Why should I use a finance broker?

Why turn to a finance broker? Because they can save you time and money!

As the home loan market becomes increasingly complex, more people are turning to finance broker.

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Self-Managed Super Funds: what you need to know

Self-Managed Super Funds: what you need to know

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are a popular option for investors seeking greater control over their retirement savings. However, the decision to establish an SMSF should not be taken lightly.   Whether a self-managed super fund is suitable for you...

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Home & Residential Care: what you need to know

Home & Residential Care: what you need to know

Some retirees who need aged care may prefer to stay at home. Whilst others may need or prefer the assistance that a residential aged care facility can provide. Here you will find the fees and charges that apply to those who first receive home care or residential aged...

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How to speed up your home loan approval

How to speed up your home loan approval

Asking how long it takes to get a loan approved is like asking how long a piece of string is. Every application is unique, so the time between your first contact with your bank or broker and approval can never be predetermined. There are, however, some things you can do to help hurry your application along.

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How to Refinance to Renovate?

How to Refinance to Renovate?

Refinancing your assets to renovate a property is a significant decision that will hopefully improve your standard of living or add substantial value to your property.

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Gearing: what you need to know

Gearing: what you need to know

Gearing can be an effective and tax-efficient way of building your investments over the longterm. While it can increase your investment returns, you need to be aware of the risks involved.   Snapshot   Gearing allows you to increase your investment returns...

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Family law and superannuation: what you need to know

Family law and superannuation: what you need to know

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, it can be a stressful time and the task of separating finances can often add to the pressure. Getting the right advice can help you make the tough financial decisions about your assets and superannuation. Whenever...

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Estate planning: what you need to know

Estate planning: what you need to know

Estate planning involves much more than having an up to date Will. It is important to ensure that your assets are distributed in the most effective manner. This is without adverse tax consequences for your beneficiaries.   What is estate planning?   Estate...

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Centrelink assessment of account based pensions

Centrelink assessment of account based pensions

The way account based pensions are assessed under the Centrelink/DVA income test changed from 1 January 2015. From this date, there will be two categories of account based pensions (ABPs). Those that are grandfathered under the pre-2015 income test treatment and those...

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Do You Have Your Tax Debts Under Control?

Do You Have Your Tax Debts Under Control?

From 1 July 2017, a new tax measure will come into play for small businesses, and we’re here to help prepare you for this tax change.

Businesses that haven’t engaged with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to get their tax debts under control could have their tax debt information disclosed to credit reporting agencies by the ATO.

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What Every Employer Needs to Know About Fringe Benefits

On 31 March 2017, the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends. The ATO will be reviewing whether all employers who should be paying FBT are, and that they are paying the right amount.

To help you meet your fringe benefits obligations, we’ve put together a list of essentials every employer needs to know about FBT and review every year.

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Tax Planning Starts Now!

30 June will be here before we know it. Let us help you get the most out of the upcoming months.

Too often, we end up suffering because we have procrastinated and not made a positive decision to do something. If we all leave your tax planning until the end of May and early June, quite frankly there may not be enough time to do anything significant to legally reduce your tax.

So, for 2017, our invitation to you is to start now with your tax planning.

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Give your Super A boost

An alternative way of building up your retirement savings.

While most of us will hopefully accumulate enough superannuation throughout our working lives to have a comfortable retirement, many of us simply won’t have the funds there to splurge on something nice every now and then.

What if we could tell you there’s a way to boost your superannuation earnings that reduces the amount of tax you have to pay on your contributions at the same time – would you be interested?

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Freelancing: Need to knows!

Freelancing: an easy way to use your expertise to service business as your own boss! Let’s look at some common questions of freelancers!

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