Benefits of Commercial Funding

Financing your business with one of the many different products available across Australia’s commercial lending market is less about borrowing money, and more about making an investment in your business success. Whether you’re starting up, sustaining success, or wanting to make the most of new ...

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Flood insurance explained

The risk of a flood occurring is reflected in the cost of the premium – property owners with a high risk of flood will pay a higher premium than other property owners.   Flood definition  Australian regulations include a standard definition of flood, which was introduced in June 2012. It ...

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Phishing

Phishing attacks are the practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source. It is usually done through email with the intention to steal sensitive data like credit card and login information, or to install malware on the victim’s machine.   ...

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Changes to the taxation of trust distributions

The ATO’s crackdown on the taxation of family trusts will have a significant impact on one of the most common income splitting strategies, the distribution of funds to children and grandchildren. What does the guidance mean for you, and should you reconsider how you’re using your family ...

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Federal Budget 2023 Summary

The 2022-23 Federal Budget was delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg  with a focus on relieving short-term cost of living pressures.  Temporary reduction in the fuel excise, one-off cost of living payments and increases to the low and middle income tax offset were just some of the key items. ...

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Benefits of Having an Employee Assistance Program

‘Wellbeing” and the Benefits of Having an Employee Assistance Program

There is often a great emphasis placed on the physical wellbeing of an employee, but little is discussed when it comes to mental health.

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Superannuation Stapling

New ‘Superannuation Stapling’ Rules Introduced: What You Need To know

Key changes to super fund rulings and a mandate (from the ATO) to create a ‘stapled-fund’ came into effect on 1 November 2021. ‘Superannuation Stapling’ requires an existing superannuation account to be linked or ‘stapled’ to an employee, allowing for their information to be tracked as they ...

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e-invoicing

E-invoicing & the Commonwealth Digital Business Plan

COVID-19 has pushed everything into the digital space, with most products and services receiving some updated form of online delivery. Payments are no different, with more companies opting to use technology to help them process digital transactions, largely thanks to the way it minimises health ...

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The 2022 Federal Budget and What it Means to You

The 2022 Federal Budget and What it Means to You

Following Treasurer Frydenberg’s budget announcement on May 11, the focus of the federal budget for the 2021-2022 financial is largely centred around rebuilding and restabilising Australia’s economy. The budget announcement heralds incoming changes for small businesses and individuals with ...

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tax audit protection

The Benefits of Being Tax Audit Protected

The newly acquired intelligence gathering and data matching capabilities of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are increasing the level of auditing activity for taxpayers. As a result, audits are expensive and for most unsuspecting businesses, an unbudgeted cost.

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