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Treasury discussion paper on self-education expenses

Historically, there has been an uptick in student numbers when there has been an economic upheaval. When re-entering the student population, there is an opportunity for that self-education expenditure to be tax-deductible. Click here for the current rules. In late 2020, Treasury released a discussion paper…

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Federal Budget 2020-21

We all understand that budgets are an exercise in predicting the future. Given what has happened in 2020, gazing into the crystal ball and extracting something reliable is fraught with difficulty. The Treasury has given its best estimate, but we also need to appreciate that budgets are usually never 100%…

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Filed Under: Advocacy, Business Advisory, Financial Awareness, Tax

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The realities of insuring against cyber crime

Think your business is too small or that your data and information isn’t important enough to be targeted by hackers? Think again. Much of our communication, be it personal or businesses-related, has increasingly moved online in the last two decades, and continues to do so, especially in these recent times…

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Filed Under: Advocacy, Business Advisory, General, Tech

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Why Do I Need An Accountant?

One of the most vexing challenges for small business owners is access to the right professional expertise. Just as with lawyers, accountants play a pivotal role over the life span of any small business. Regardless of where your business happens to sit in its lifecycle, sound accounting advice and accurate…

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5 Challenges Of Running A Small Business

Starting a small business is both a dream and a passion for many entrepreneurs. However, there are naturally many challenges ahead for owners in running that small business. These challenges range from the usual suspects in any business such as hiring the right talent and building a brand through to…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Local And Support Small Business

For two decades now, the local small business has been an endangered species, caught between major retail chains and the remorseless pressure from landlords to squeeze higher rents out of their properties. However, at a local level, we are seeing a renaissance in local retailing driven by a growing recognition…

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5 mistakes to avoid when choosing an accountant

#1 – Choosing an accountant based on price This is #1 for a reason!  Do you know how much you are being charged?  Are you being charged a low fee, only for them to charge like wounded bulls later on?  Are you being charged by the hour or a fixed…

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How we can help YOUR business

BUSINESS STARTUP Perhaps you want to start a business. There are lots of things to consider in the way you set up your business. • What business name can you use? • Should you be a Pty. Ltd. company? • Who should purchase your furniture? The…

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