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SBE Capital Expenditure Concessions

SBE Capital Expenditure Concessions

Added on 13 November 2017

In the May 2017 Federal Budget, the $20,000 immediate write-off tax concession was extended by another year, so whilst being available for 2017 as legislated the previous year, it is also available in 2018. This means that if you need capital items and they have a cost of less than $20,000 (net of GST), then they can be deducted against your income 100% in 2018, not depreciated and that expense claim spread over the following ... READ MORE


7 years since the last rate increase

7 years since the last rate increase

Added on 03 November 2017

It's been seven years since the last time the Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates. The last time they did the AFL grand final between Collingwood and St Kilda resulted in a draw, the Commonwealth games were in Dehli and Steve Jobs and Osama bin Laden were still alive. It was seven years ago today, and the RBA board has met 76 times since, cutting rates 12 times with not one increase. The result of this month’s m... READ MORE


6 things you need to know before you set up an SMSF

6 things you need to know before you set up an SMSF

Added on 15 September 2017

The decision to take control of your superannuation and establish a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) will be one of the most important financial decisions that you will make.  Establishing a Fund can be a great way to take control of the dollars you're saving for retirement by putting you in the driver's seat when it comes to all decisions - investments, insurances, management - in relation to your fund. For people whose ci... READ MORE


Interest rates to rise but not for a while: RBA

Interest rates to rise but not for a while: RBA

Added on 14 August 2017

Despite optimistic comments that suggest the high Australian dollar is ­increasingly the main impediment to mortgage rates, the Reserve Bank of Australia believes they are more like to rise than fall.  Speaking in Melbourne at his six-monthly testimony before a key parlia­mentary committee, RBA Governor Philip Lowe said he "didn’t want to dissuade” anybody from the idea that, gradually, "the average level of rates w... READ MORE


Reasons to refinance

Reasons to refinance

Added on 19 July 2017

It makes good sense to review your home loan from time to time to check that it is still continuing to meet your needs with the features you need or want while offering you an interest rate that is competitive with the current market. Today’s mortgage market is very competitive. New loan types with features and packages are becoming available and loan interest rates vary widely too. As your circumstances and stage of life c... READ MORE


Tax tips for the new financial year

Tax tips for the new financial year

Added on 05 July 2017

Just as many people make New Year’s resolutions, it might also be a good idea to look to make changes in the new financial year and become as tax effective as you can be.  The new financial year is a great time to reassess your financial position and look for any tax benefits you qualify for.  One of the first things you should do is review deductible and nondeductible debt. Having high levels of non-deductible de... READ MORE


Rates hold eleven months in a row

Rates hold eleven months in a row

Added on 04 July 2017

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has made its monthly cash rate call, deciding to hold the official rate at 1.5% for the 11th month running. This decision was widely expected by all economists and commentators. Mortgage Brokers were also fairly confident in a hold call with a survey finding that 88% of more than 440 brokers thought rates would remain steady in this month.  However, there is a developing consensus that ... READ MORE


Beware of scammers at tax time

Beware of scammers at tax time

Added on 03 July 2017

  The Australian Taxation office is reminding people to be vigilant around tax time, when scammers are particularly active,  There has already been a five-fold increase in scams from January to May this year and we usually see increased activity around tax time. The large number of people lodging their tax returns means scammers are particularly active, so it’s important to keep an eye out for anything that looks s... READ MORE


$20,000 instant write off

$20,000 instant write off

Added on 23 June 2017

  Don't forget, small and medium businesses around the country were given another 12 months to take advantage of the federal government’s $20,000 instant asset tax write-off scheme in the last federal budget. The government announced an extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off threshold to 30 June 2018.  The concession was due to expire on June 30, 2017 and was initially available to businesses turning over... READ MORE


2017 Federal Budget update

2017 Federal Budget update

Added on 10 May 2017

  Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2017-18 Budget in Canberra last night, and it contains a series of targeted measures to help small business grow and employ. This is ultimately an education and infrastructure budget, but small business will welcome the extension of the instant asset write-off, a focus on regulatory reform, strong infrastructure investment, and a national skilling fund. Detailed below are the key... READ MORE


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Federal Budget 2019 03 April 2019

  The Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the Government’s pre-election Budget last night – 2 April 2019. There have... READ MORE

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As a self employed borrower, the Structure you present to a potential lender can vary greatly from a simple sole trader to complex groups involving... READ MORE

A guide to borrowing to build your new home 11 June 2018

Building a brand-new home has long been a dream for many of us. To make that dream become a reality however, most of us will... READ MORE

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