The strength of the small business market in Western Australia appears to be aligned somewhat with the real estate market over the past five years, a trend which is reflected across the country to a certain extent. Nationally, strengthening business conditions should facilitate reasonable selling conditions, while the effects of the Banking Royal Commission hasread more
There were some changes to personal income tax rates and thresholds in the 2018-2019 Federal Budget compared to 2017-2018. Notably, the old $87,000 tax threshold has been increased to $90,000; while the amount of tax on incomes for the highest two brackets have changed slightly. See the personal income tax rate tables below. [table id=4read more
Retirement often gives people a level of freedom they’ve never experienced – and those leaving the workforce can take advantage of extended travel, or even moving abroad altogether. Spending your post-work life in a new place can be exciting, enriching and perhaps a bit daunting, but there’s something to be said for a change ofread more
Protecting family estates from hefty tax bills can be challenging, however there are little known concessions that can save beneficiaries tens of thousands of dollars in liability. Many people make the mistake of not fully accounting for the relationship between superannuation and estate planning when drafting their wills. Estates with large payments from a superannuationread more
Introduction Getting a business up and running for the first time is one of the most exciting financial ventures one can make, and may give you the financial control and freedom you’ve always wanted. However, it isn’t something that should be taken on lightly. There are a myriad of considerations that must be made whenread more
As we’ve covered a few times over the past year, Single Touch Payroll (STP) is well and truly upon us. For employers with 20 or more employees as at 1 April 2018, STP must be implemented; while employers with 19 or fewer employees at 1 April 2018 can opt in at any time between nowread more
Recently, our resident Superannuation Specialist Ian Gath was the special guest on Michael Worthington's "In Conversation" program. He discusses the current Superannuation landscape, Estate Planning, investment portfolios, and how his passion for Superannuation and Estate Planning has helped him establish himself as a leading professional in the field. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/t9ehcOC1E1w read more
Tax time is upon us! While this isn’t necessarily a time of year most people get excited about, something that motivates most people is a potential tax refund. Even in situations where you might not be eligible for a refund, legally reducing your taxable income to minimise your tax liability is always a bonus. Nowread more
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