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Small businesses find tax time stressful, confusing

Don’t feel bad if you find the end of financial year (EOFY) challenging – because so do most entrepreneurs.   A Xero survey of more than 1000 small business owners and decision-makers found that 71% considered EOFY to be stressful and 56% had experienced mishaps in previous years.   Furthermore, 83% of respondents said they […]

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How to get your SMSF tax return right

If you’re one of the many Australians who’ve purchased a property through a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has provided valuable guidance about how to file your annual tax return.   The ATO said that if you want your SMSF annual return to be processed without delay, you should make sure: […]

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ATO puts spotlight on property investors

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned property investors it will pay close attention to their reported income and deductions this tax time, with official data showing that about 90% of investors get their tax returns wrong.   ATO assistant commissioner Rob Thomson said general repairs and maintenance on your rental property can be claimed […]

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Five Tips to Beat Out Other Buyers

Property buyers are being forced to compete hard in many markets around Australia, so how can you improve your chances of securing your dream home?   Here are five tips to beat out other buyers:   Have a home loan pre-approval in place. This will make you look more attractive in the eyes of real […]

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Prices Rising in 88.4% of Suburbs

Australia has hundreds of different property markets, which are often at different points in their cycle, so it’s common for there to be many markets where prices are increasing and many where they’re decreasing. Right now, though, the vast majority are in growth mode.   An analysis of 4,625 house and unit markets around the […]

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Growth in services process keeping inflation elevated

Price growth remains stubbornly high, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting an inflation rate of 3.4% in January, the same as the month before.   The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has been trying to reduce inflation to its target range of 2-3%, by raising interest rates to slow demand and reduce spending. Inflation […]

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All You Need to Know About Small Business Loan Types

Getting loans can help small businesses grow. In Australia, small businesses borrow billions of dollars in total every year! The money lets them keep running and expanding. If you own a small business, you have options for getting loans. This guide explains the different types of small business loans. It will help you make a [...]
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Home Build Approvals Trending Higher

More owners and developers are planning to construct new homes and renovate existing properties, according to the latest home building approvals data.   In January 2023, only 12,185 building approvals were issued. But after trending higher throughout the year, the number of approvals reached 14,529 in November, an increase of 19.2%.   Please contact me […]

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