Exploring the cost of aged care

Managing the costs of aged care Choosing the best aged care facility for yourself or a loved one can take its toll – both emotionally and financially. But with a bit of planning, you can take control of your cash flow and make sure you find the ri...

Business News

Find out information on current government changes for small businesses and companies.   Small Businesses The Small business entity turnover threshold increased from $2 Million to $10 Million on the 1st of July 2016 for the purpose of...

Is your corporate Christmas Party tax deductible?

  With Christmas fast approaching it is timely to consider how the ATO treat the office Christmas Party. Christmas Party If you’re planning on holding the party at your premises on a working day, the costs (food and drink) are an exempt...

Quick Dinners on a Budget- One Pan Mexican Quinoa

  The last thing you need at the end of a long day’s work is a pile of dishes and an extravagant meal idea that requires far too much time and money that could have been better spent with the kids……….or perhaps a case of beer, or couple of bo...

What would persuade me to hire you over another Tradesperson?

The way we search for services is changing rapidly, with review sites and online marketplaces being used in addition to the traditional word of mouth referrals.  I find more often than not, I will go online to find the service I am after.  See http:/...

Government Scams

How to protect yourself from scams! Every year scams cost Australians millions of dollars. Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. Have you ever received an email or a phone call that you are entitled to a grant in retur...

Important Update to ATO Correspondence

The ATO has changed the way some people will now be receiving ATO mail. From now on, if you have a myGov account, the ATO will no longer be sending out your mail by paper. You will receive a notification to your myGov Inbox when notices are ready fo...

Centrelink assessment of account based pensions

What you need to know   The Government has introduced legislation that will change the way Centrelink will be assessing income on account based pensions. This new law, taking effect from 1st January 2015, may impact Centrelink clients who ha...

Planning to Succeed

Here's a scary statistic - 81% of businesses owned by Australian baby boomers do not have a documented succession plan. When you start a business, you need to start with the end in mind. Most business owners want only to get the beginning right! B...