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Employee Christmas Parties and Gifts – Any FBT?
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FBT – Christmas Parties and Taxi Fares
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How the best firms are supporting the mental health of their employees
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Asian Economies (1960 - 2020)
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Making the festive season less taxing
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Why more Millennials are turning to SMSFs
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Company directors must register - all you need to know
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Hardship priority processing of tax refunds
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Business valuations: Tips, tricks and traps
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Government moves to scrap SG $450 threshold
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World's most productive countries
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Superannuation changes - Superannuation guarantee (SG)
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Unused Super Contributions
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Main residence exemption myths and misconceptions
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ATO extends COVID-19 relief for SMSFs
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Treasury consults on increase to charities financial reporting threshold
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Greenhouse gas emission by country since 1880
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ATO announces STP Phase 2 blanket deferral
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Reminder: super changes for the 2021 financial year
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Recontributions of COVID-19 early released super
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Working from home during a COVID-19 lockdown: Can you claim a tax deduction for rent?
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Lockdowns and mental health
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Unemployment rate falls to 12-year low
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ATO issues warning to first-time investors
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World's largest armies 1816 - 2020
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Extra 'super' step when hiring new employees
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Pitfalls and proposed changes in the use of R&D tax incentives
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Government expands SME loan scheme eligibility
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SMSFs warned on ‘ticking time bomb’ with outdated deeds
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Taxation ruling on commercial website deductibility
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68% of SMEs ‘significantly stressed,’ 85% rely on accountants
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Statutory wills are underutilised in estate planning
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Small business slips on lodgement deadlines
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300,000 SMEs utilising $20K write-off, says ATO
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‘A bad thing times 10’: ATO set for new SMSF blitz
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Capital Gains and Renounceable Rights
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Paperwork bungles lead to $38k in payments
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Australian Dietary Guidelines and healthy eating chart (PDF)
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Former director liable for company’s unpaid tax liabilities
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Super for housing measures enter Senate
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No Special Circumstances to allow Excess Super Contributions
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Housing tax measures progress to Parliament
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AirBnb – wrong tax outcome?
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Are young investors wasting their youth?
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ATO sending 'more letters than ever' on income tax errors
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Powerful Budgeting, cash flow and Super Tools available on our site.
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Property, unit trusts in ATO's sights
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Australian Dietary Guidelines and healthy eating chart (PDF)
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Major Bank Levy Passed
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NSW tops list as ATO reveals billions in lost super
Powerful Budgeting, cash flow and Super Tools available on our site.

Aging Australians look more and more likely to attain their retirement goals.  Three main reasons are more time to save and invest, professional assistance and increased financial literacy.  The tools on this site will help improve your financial literacy.



     
 

On a beach, in a desert, atop a mountain, at a restaurant, overseas, under a tree, or by a river there’s always time to work at improving the understanding you have of your financial position and of how better to manage your money.

Being able to develop and manage a Budget has always been important to gaining better control of our affairs. Unfortunately, undertaking this task on a regular basis has always been hard, time consuming and, at best, ad-hoc. While there are many tools and resources available to you those that better connect you to a financial planner can provide the best long-term outcomes.   Plus such tools are secure and available 24/7 so you can use your time rather than ‘fitting’ in with someone else.

The value of completing and managing a budget on an ongoing basis cannot be overstated. So to help we take great pleasure in providing you with access to a comprehensive range of integrated budgeting, superannuation and cash flow tools via our website.

To start using them simply click on the Calculators or Financial Tools button in the menu bar.

The real beauty of these tools is that you can use them, leave, and when you come back to keep developing your budget or test some Super strategies the information you entered previously is still there waiting for you. Of course, you need to Register so the system knows which information is yours, just like, say, Internet Banking.

While these tools are great for those getting closer to retirement they are also of value to the young who need to look at both their short-term needs as well as thinking of the long-term as well.  It is never too early to start managing money and setting course for some life time financial objectives. 



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