Spouse contributions – when are you eligible for a tax offset
Super

Spouse contributions – when are you eligible for a tax offset?

By On May 27, 2020

Contributions made on behalf of your spouse to a complying superannuation fund or a retirement savings account (RSA) may be eligible for a tax offset. The 2019/2020 tax rules allow you to… Read More

Building your interpersonal skills at work
People

Building your interpersonal skills at work

By On May 27, 2020

Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in the workplace can boost your performance and improve your experience at work by promoting positive workplace relationships. Interpersonal skills that will help employees thrive amongst each other… Read More

What you need to know about fringe benefits tax
Tax

What you need to know about fringe benefits tax

By On May 27, 2020

A fringe benefits tax (FBT) is a tax paid on benefits provided to employees (usually non-cash). FBT is calculated based on the gross taxable value of benefits employers provide to their employees.… Read More

Simple tech tips to help you work productively at home
Technology

Simple tech tips to help you work productively at home

By On May 27, 2020

Working from an environment ordinarily designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation can be a difficult task. For those who find steering away from all the distractions at home challenging, here are a… Read More

Reviewing your business’ progress
Business

Reviewing your business’ progress

By On May 27, 2020

With the current economic slowdown, now is the perfect time to review your business strategy and conduct a business “health check” to come out the other side improved and ready to go.… Read More

Legal

What to look out for when entering a supply contract

By On May 27, 2020

When entering a supply contract, it is extremely important to work out all the nuisances before signing to prevent complications down the road and make sure conditions are favourable for you. Here… Read More

How to support your employees through COVID 19
Business

How to support your employees through COVID-19

By On May 20, 2020

Supporting your employees during chaotic times as an empathetic leader will improve your relationships within your business and boost personal confidence. Here are some ways you can support your employees mentally and… Read More

Incorporating eCommerce into your business
Web

Incorporating eCommerce into your business

By On May 20, 2020

eCommerce is becoming an effective alternative to traditional face-to-face business operations and may be the change you need to make for your business’ long term growth. eCommerce refers to the buying and… Read More

Networking from home
Entrepreneurship

Networking from home

By On May 20, 2020

Networking events may be cancelled due to social distancing restrictions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t network from home. Here are some remote networking strategies you can use to continue strengthening your… Read More

ABS update Businesses to expect ongoing COVID 19 negative financial impacts
Economy

ABS update: Businesses to expect ongoing COVID-19 negative financial impacts

By On May 19, 2020

The ABS has reported that almost three-quarters of Australian businesses are predicted to experience a reduced cash flow over the next two months as a result of COVID-19 and its business impacts.… Read More

Tax implications for workers with COVID 19 mobility restrictions
Tax

Tax implications for workers with COVID-19 mobility restrictions

By On May 19, 2020

Employees who are not living or working in their regular location due to COVID-19 mobility restrictions need to be aware of the tax implications that apply to their situation. Individuals who ordinarily… Read More

Tax implications for workers with COVID 19 mobility restriction
Tax

Tax implications for workers with COVID-19 mobility restriction

By On May 19, 2020

Employees who are not living or working in their regular location due to COVID-19 mobility restrictions need to be aware of the tax implications that apply to their situation. Individuals who ordinarily… Read More

Super

Your current employer superannuation obligations

By On May 19, 2020

Paying your employees superannuation is an integral part of being an employer. Superannuation provides income for your workers in retirement and it is your legal obligation to make sure you are paying… Read More

The future of digital marketing with AI
Technology

The future of digital marketing with AI

By On May 13, 2020

As more marketing campaigns and strategies move toward social media and online platforms, there has been an upsurge in demand for marketing data analytics and experts believe that artificial intelligence (AI) technology… Read More

Remote teams versus virtual teams
People

Remote teams versus virtual teams

By On May 13, 2020

As the majority of the workforce transitions to working from home and we rely on the digital world to connect with our colleagues – employers and employees alike – we should consider… Read More

One third of households experienced a financial decline due to COVID 19
Economy

One-third of households experienced a financial decline due to COVID-19

By On May 13, 2020

The ABS has reported that one-third (31%) of Australians claimed their household finances have worsened during the peak COVID-19 affected period of mid-March to mid-April. 45% of Australian adults have had their… Read More

Increasing workplace flexibility
Business

Increasing workplace flexibility

By On May 13, 2020

Businesses now working from home can take the opportunity for employers to learn from the experience and consider new work structures coming out of COVID-19. This could mean increased flexibility for employees… Read More

What happens if your SMSF is non compliant
Super

What happens if your SMSF is non compliant?

By On May 13, 2020

While there are benefits to running an SMSF, they do not come without their compliance responsibilities. This includes lodging your fund’s annual return on time, attending to reporting obligations, and having an… Read More

Tax

JobKeeper GST turnover test released

By On May 13, 2020

The ATO has published a ruling on the decline in turnover test for businesses applying for the JobKeeper scheme as part of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Rules 2020.… Read More

Marketing your business during COVID 19
Entrepreneurship

Marketing your business during COVID-19

By On May 5, 2020

Marketing your products and services during a global crisis may not always seem appropriate. Not only is it harder to create content with COVID-19 restrictions on you and your staff, but it… Read More

Should you defer your mortgage payments during COVID 19
Property

Should you defer your mortgage payments during COVID-19?

By On May 5, 2020

Australians are being offered mortgage repayment deferrals of a minimum three months period from their banks to offset individual financial strain during COVID-19. The Australian Banking Association has also confirmed that Australians… Read More

Protecting your staff from phishing scams
Web

Protecting your staff from phishing scams

By On May 5, 2020

Businesses with employees working remotely must consider digital security measures to protect their business assets and the safety of their employees. Phishing scams are a particularly prominent security issue, especially for employees… Read More

Managing money on a low income
Money

Managing money on a low income

By On May 5, 2020

Increasing living expenses and commitments can make it challenging to manage and save money, especially for low income earners. Here are some tips that may help you reduce financial pressures on a… Read More

Business

What should you do when contracts, sales or purchases are cancelled?

By On May 5, 2020

Contracts, sales or purchases are bound to be cancelled with financial uncertainty plaguing the economy as a result of COVID-19. To help you get through this, the ATO recommends making a goods… Read More

Things to know about the First Home Super Saver Scheme
Super

Things to know about the First Home Super Saver Scheme

By On May 5, 2020

Individuals looking to buy their first home may claim up to $30,000 of their super contributions through the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme, which aims to reduce pressure on housing affordability.… Read More

What you need to know about lodgement deferral dates
Tax

What you need to know about lodgement deferral dates

By On May 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and unforeseen financial circumstances, the ATO has announced a series of lodgement deferral dates available for tax returns, fringe benefits tax returns, monthly and quarterly BAS, annual GST returns,… Read More

How to be productive when working from home
Individuals

How to be productive when working from home

By On April 30, 2020

With so many employees physical distancing and working from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there are bound to be productivity issues within businesses. Productivity issues often arise when employees are unfamiliar with… Read More

Mobile apps and their business benefits
Technology

Mobile apps and their business benefits

By On April 30, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing many businesses to slow down in workload, perhaps now is the time to recoup and start on the projects that you’ve put on the backburner. If you’re… Read More

Communicating effectively with your remote team
People

Communicating effectively with your remote team

By On April 30, 2020

Communication is a huge part of business productivity, however, businesses who have made a recent shift from face-to-face work to working remotely can find it difficult to adapt and maintain effective communication.… Read More

What to consider when dismissing employees due to COVID 19
Business

What to consider when dismissing employees due to COVID-19

By On April 30, 2020

Despite unprecedented circumstances, employers still need to consider the requirements of dismissal under the Fair Work Act when ending employment to avoid legal action against them. When dismissing or standing down employees… Read More

Assistance available for SMSFs and their members
Super

Assistance available for SMSFs and their members

By On April 30, 2020

The Government’s economic response to coronavirus will provide SMSFs and their members with additional support, including reducing minimum drawdown rates and early release of superannuation. The minimum annual payment required for account-based… Read More

Legal

Mandatory code of conduct for commercial tenants and landlords

By On April 30, 2020

The Government has introduced a mandatory code of conduct to help commercial tenants with rent relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the code of conduct for commercial tenancies: Landlords must not terminate… Read More

FBT exemptions to keep in mind during the COVID 19 pandemic
Tax

FBT exemptions to keep in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic

By On April 30, 2020

In emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, there are certain benefits you can provide your employees or their associates which may be exempt from fringe benefits tax (FBT). The fringe benefits tax… Read More

ABS update hours worked were stable before COVID 19 restrictions
Economy

ABS update: hours worked were stable before COVID-19 restrictions

By On April 22, 2020

The ABS confirmed that between February and March 2020, the trend monthly hours worked did not change. Early March also showed that the trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2%. This data… Read More

Money management for entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Money management for entrepreneurs

By On April 22, 2020

Starting up a business is expensive, and with expenses piling up and income being unstable, many entrepreneurs struggle with managing their finances effectively. Here are some tips to consider when it comes… Read More

How to keep in contact with your clients
Web

How to keep in contact with your clients

By On April 22, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for businesses to use the web to communicate effectively with their clients and potential customers in order to retain them during such difficult financial times.… Read More

How to save money during the COVID 19 pandemic
Money

How to save money during the COVID-19 pandemic

By On April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be not only a major health concern for the global population, but also a huge financial concern for businesses and individuals alike. In a time of… Read More

Eligible for the JobKeeper scheme Here’s what to do now
Business

Eligible for the JobKeeper scheme? Here’s what to do now

By On April 22, 2020

Businesses wishing to use the JobKeeper payment scheme may find themselves running into many logistical uncertainties, as claiming the JobKeeper payment scheme can be a complicated and risky process. Here are the… Read More

Super

Applying for your superannuation guarantee amnesty

By On April 22, 2020

If you are an employer looking to correct past unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) amounts, you now have a six-month window until 7 September 2020 to apply for SG amnesty. Up until early… Read More

ATO’s additional tax support for businesses
Tax

ATO’s additional tax support for businesses

By On April 22, 2020

While the Australian Government has provided businesses with many relief measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the JobKeeper subsidy payment scheme, major changes to instant asset write-off and also rental relief… Read More

ABS update business cash flow and turnover impacted by COVID 19
Economy

ABS update: business cash flow and turnover impacted by COVID-19

By On April 15, 2020

The ABS conducted a survey on the ‘Business Impacts of COVID-19′ which showed that 66% or Australian businesses had experienced a reduction in their turnover or cash flow as a result of… Read More

Coronavirus crisis what to do if you’ve lost your job
Individuals

Coronavirus crisis: what to do if you’ve lost your job

By On April 15, 2020

Not only has COVID-19 raised major health concerns in the community, it has also resulted in many negative economic impacts with self-isolation and social distancing regulations causing many to lose their jobs.… Read More

Incorporating online services into your business
Technology

Incorporating online services into your business

By On April 15, 2020

COVID-19 is putting pressure on businesses in almost every avenue. The core issue that businesses are facing is not being able to provide face-to-face services to their customers under physical contact restrictions.… Read More

Ways to retain your employees
People

Ways to retain your employees

By On April 15, 2020

Retaining your employees is often a harder task than you think, especially during fluctuating economic conditions and with a growingly skilled and talented workforce. Here are some tips you can implement into… Read More

Business

What the NSW $1.6 billion coronavirus stimulus package will mean for you

By On April 15, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak in NSW and a decline in economic activity throughout the state, on 17 March 2020, the NSW government announced its own $2.3 billion coronavirus stimulus… Read More

Managing longevity risk and your superannuation
Super

Managing longevity risk and your superannuation

By On April 15, 2020

Longevity risk is a common and important factor to consider when planning for your retirement funds. Longevity risk refers to the risk of outliving your savings and arises as people enter retirement,… Read More

ATO introduces new working from home deduction scheme
Tax

ATO introduces new working from home deduction scheme

By On April 15, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing many businesses to work from home, meaning that you now have to pay for expenses such as heating and lighting that were previously covered by employers. The ATO has… Read More

Setting up your myGovID
Tax

Setting up your myGovID

By On April 3, 2020

If you haven’t set up your myGovID yet, you need to do it before you can lodge your next business activity statement (BAS). AUSkey, including Manage ABN Connections, will be replaced by… Read More

Expert advice on early superannuation access as a result of COVID 19
Super

Expert advice on early superannuation access as a result of COVID-19

By On April 3, 2020

Under the coronavirus stimulus package released and revised by the Australian Federal Government on 22 March 2020, individuals in financial trouble due to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 will be able… Read More

New JobKeeper payments for employers
Business

New JobKeeper payments for employers

By On April 3, 2020

The Federal Government introduced a third COVID-19 support package of $130 billion on 30 March 2020. The package includes additional support for businesses, including a new JobKeeper payment to help businesses retain… Read More

BAS lodging and government funding eligibility
Money

BAS lodging and government funding eligibility

By On April 3, 2020

As part of the second $66 billion support package in response to COVID-19 and its negative effects on the Australian economy, the Federal Government has expanded tax-free cash payments to small and… Read More

Uncategorized

Working-from-home web tools you should utilise

By On April 3, 2020

Traditionally, it has always been much easier to manage employees and ensure collaborative productivity through onsite and in-office procedures. However, with the COVID-19 outbreak forcing many businesses to continue their operations online… Read More

COVID 19 and falling Australian house prices
Property

COVID-19 and falling Australian house prices

By On April 3, 2020

With Australia’s softening economy, the negative employment impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions on real estate operations, Australia’s property market is predicted to take a huge hit in the upcoming months.… Read More

Preparing for a business plan
Entrepreneurship

Preparing for a business plan

By On April 3, 2020

Having no plan can leave entrepreneurs feeling overwhelmed all the time. With endless important decisions that need to be made, a lack of a clear strategic plan for the coming year can… Read More

Deferring and refunding GST on imported goods
Tax

Deferring and refunding GST on imported goods

By On March 27, 2020

Importing goods and services with extra-added GST costs but not sure how you can apply for refunds or deference? The ATO has outlined a series of steps for all Australian businesses to… Read More

COVID 19 crisis reviewing your super
Super

COVID-19 crisis: reviewing your super

By On March 27, 2020

While the coronavirus has been causing Australia’s economy to take a recessive turn due to reduced cash flow, there is still no reason to panic about your superannuation investments just yet. However,… Read More

Dealing with customer breaches of contract
Legal

Dealing with customer breaches of contract

By On March 27, 2020

When two parties enter into a contract, they must follow the agreed terms and conditions outlined. If one party does not fulfil the obligations they agreed to, then a breach of contract… Read More

Increased cash flow support for businesses as COVID 19 continues
Business

Increased cash flow support for businesses as COVID-19 continues

By On March 27, 2020

The Australian Government has increased support for businesses to manage cash flow challenges under the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances. The Boosting Cash Flow for Employers measure announced on 12 March 2020 will be… Read More

People

Practicing social distancing in the workplace

By On March 27, 2020

With COVID-19 threatening the health and safety of all communities around the world, it is now more important than ever to practise social distancing in the workplace. Social distancing includes ways to… Read More

Should you give employees work phones
Technology

Should you give employees work phones?

By On March 27, 2020

Providing your employees with a work phone can seem to solve a lot of problems regarding business calls, social media marketing, and team communication. However, mobile phones can be expensive, especially ones… Read More

What COVID 19 support is there for individuals
Individuals

What COVID-19 support is there for individuals?

By On March 27, 2020

The Australian Government has implemented a COVID-19 stimulus package that aims to assist individuals and households through income support payments and temporary early releases of superannuation. For unemployed and job-seeking individuals, the… Read More

Coronavirus crisis cash payments for pensioners and welfare recipients
Economy

Coronavirus crisis: cash payments for pensioners and welfare recipients

By On March 19, 2020

As part of the Morrison government’s “coronavirus stimulus package”, it has been announced that starting on the 31st of March, pensioners and welfare recipients will be given $750 cash payments to help… Read More

How to find a good mentor
Entrepreneurship

How to find a good mentor

By On March 19, 2020

As first-time or ongoing entrepreneurs, we often hear that it would be extremely beneficial to our careers to seek advice from a mentor. But how exactly can you find a mentor who… Read More

COVID 19 cybersecurity considerations when working from home
Web

COVID-19: cybersecurity considerations when working from home

By On March 19, 2020

With COVID-19 motivating many businesses to have employees work from home, the change may be difficult for some teams, especially if they haven’t worked remotely before. The focus is often on your… Read More

Business loan vs business credit card
Business

Business loan vs business credit card

By On March 19, 2020

Business loans and business credit cards are the most popular financing options, but there are key differences between the two that you should consider to help you make the right choice for… Read More

What to consider before taking out a business bank loan
Money

What to consider before taking out a business bank loan

By On March 19, 2020

Many businesses, whether they are only just starting up or have been in the market for a number of years, will need a bank loan at one time or another. However, before… Read More

Super

Investing in shares vs property in SMSFs

By On March 19, 2020

Shares and property are two popular investment options for those with a self-managed super fund (SMSF). However, they both have very different attributes and choosing the one that will achieve the best… Read More

CGT exemptions have been scrapped. What does that mean for you
Tax

CGT exemptions have been scrapped. What does that mean for you?

By On March 19, 2020

Are you an Australian living or working overseas with a family home in Australia? Or you know someone who is? If so, be sure to consider the impacts of the capital gains… Read More

What deductions can you claim on your website
Tax

What deductions can you claim on your website?

By On March 12, 2020

Most businesses nowadays have some sort of website, but designing, creating and maintaining a website for your business can be complicated. Many businesses use website services to develop and design their website… Read More

What does the coronavirus stimulus package mean for businesses
Business

What does the coronavirus stimulus package mean for businesses?

By On March 12, 2020

Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, and concerns for Australia’s weakening economy, the Morrison government most recently released a “coronavirus stimulus package” largely targeted at stimulating the… Read More

ABS update January 2020 showed a trade surplus of 5210m
Economy

ABS update: January 2020 showed a trade surplus of $5,210m

By On March 12, 2020

With both the Australian bushfires and COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting living circumstances in January 2020, the ABS confirms that there has been negative impacts to international trade in goods and services. The balance… Read More

How to attract top talent
People

How to attract top talent

By On March 12, 2020

Do you work in an industry where there is a lack of talented staff despite the demand for it? How can you ensure that job-seeking talents will want to work with you… Read More

Individuals

Tips on building leadership skills and qualities

By On March 12, 2020

No matter where you are on the company ladder, having good leadership skills will always be helpful for your career, whether that means working in a team environment more effectively or earning… Read More

What is E invoicing and what are its implications for Australian businesses
Technology

What is E-invoicing and what are its implications for Australian businesses?

By On March 12, 2020

With the start of the new decade, e-invoicing has seen an impressive surge in demand, especially in the context of rapid technological development. E-invoicing or electronic invoicing is the growing digitised technique… Read More

SMSF Deductible expenses
Super

SMSF: Deductible expenses

By On March 12, 2020

One of the downsides of running a self-managed super fund (SMSF) are the fees, but making sure you know what SMSF expenses are deductible can help you make the most out of… Read More

Division 7A and expert predictions on the future
Tax

Division 7A and expert predictions on the future

By On March 6, 2020

Division 7A under Australian legislation is currently concerned with private company benefits given to shareholders which are taxable under the premise of income tax purposes. For two years, the Australian government has… Read More

Supers are merging – what will it mean for you
Super

Supers are merging – what will it mean for you?

By On March 6, 2020

Since the second half of 2019, industry super funds have begun to merge their organisations in an effort to combat APRA’s growing potential in taking action against trustees of underperforming funds. While… Read More

AUSkey is getting replaced this month. Are you prepared
Business

AUSkey is getting replaced this month. Are you prepared?

By On March 6, 2020

With a quarterly business activity statement (BAS) due next month, it is important that you have updated your lodgement options according to the new system. From 27 March 2020, AUSkey, including Manage… Read More

How to manage your money through your bank
Money

How to manage your money through your bank

By On March 6, 2020

Gone are the days of your visits to the bank to check on your credit balances. With banks consistently improving their client services and moving to easily accessible platforms such as the… Read More

How to start and grow your own business blog
Web

How to start and grow your own business blog

By On March 6, 2020

A website is no longer the only way to get your business more online visibility. Business blogs are now emerging as new and effective marketing channels in addition to main websites but… Read More

Property

Choosing an interest rate for your home loan

By On March 6, 2020

Everyone knows that choosing a property to buy can be a challenging and long process, however, choosing the best home loan to pay for it can also be a tedious task. One… Read More

Developing your personal brand
Entrepreneurship

Developing your personal brand

By On March 6, 2020

Branding isn’t just for celebrities. As an entrepreneur, building your own personal brand can be key to the success of your business. Whether you’re positioning yourself as an expert, a creative, or… Read More

Have you chosen a beneficiary for your super
Individuals

Have you chosen a beneficiary for your super?

By On March 1, 2020

Superannuation usually doesn’t form part of your estate by default, meaning that you need to actively take the steps to nominate a beneficiary for your super, otherwise the trustee of your super… Read More

All about diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Uncategorized

All about diversity and inclusion in the workplace

By On March 1, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion is a growing concept that many businesses – from SMEs to MNCs – all around the world are grappling to understand and implement into their workplace. But what exactly… Read More

What’s tax deductible for home businesses
Tax

What’s tax-deductible for home businesses?

By On March 1, 2020

Running your business from home can have great benefits, such as being able to spend more time with your family, not having to travel, and deciding your work hours. To make the… Read More

How 5G will impact your business
Technology

How 5G will impact your business

By On February 29, 2020

It has been almost a decade since the global introduction of 4G cellular communication technology and like all technological innovations, there will soon be a new and improved version – 5G (or… Read More

Becoming socially conscious of where you super invest
Super

Becoming socially conscious of where you super invest

By On February 28, 2020

Whether you are a newcomer to the workforce or have been working full time for 30 years, you must have come across the concept of superannuation. Chances are, you’ve already been steadily… Read More

Tips to incorporating career mentoring into your business
Business

Tips to incorporating career mentoring into your business

By On February 27, 2020

A career mentorship program involves partnerships between employees to develop professional skills and gain industry knowledge. Career mentoring programs are often seen as powerful development tools for cultivating both leaders and employees… Read More

Employer jury duty responsibilities
Legal

Employer jury duty responsibilities

By On February 27, 2020

When an employee gets summoned for jury duty, it can put added stress on the workplace with other staff having to take on extra work. As an employer, you’ll likely want to… Read More

Are you responsible for unfair dismissal of employees
Business

Are you responsible for unfair dismissal of employees?

By On February 25, 2020

If you are a small business employer wishing to dismiss employees, you must do so according to the Small Businesses Fair Dismissal Code, as breach of the code could result in legal… Read More

ABS update Wages rose 0.5 in the December quarter
Economy

ABS update: Wages rose 0.5% in the December quarter

By On February 24, 2020

According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Wage Price Index (WPI) rose by 0.5%, seasonally adjusted, in the December quarter in 2019. WPI also rose 2.2% through… Read More

Taking a mental health break
Entrepreneurship

Taking a mental health break

By On February 23, 2020

People won’t hesitate to take a break when their physical health is bad but are reluctant to treat their mental health with the same importance. Your mental health plays a huge role… Read More

Improving your social media content
Web

Improving your social media content

By On February 22, 2020

Social media marketing is a powerful way to promote your business and establish a connection with your target market. Your content should closely relate to what you’re trying to sell or provide.… Read More

You can now opt out of super guarantee as a high income earner
Super

You can now opt-out of super guarantee as a high income earner

By On February 21, 2020

If you’ve unintentionally been going over your superannuation concessional contributions cap in past years, you may not have to worry about it from now on. As of 1 January 2020, eligible individuals… Read More

Will legislation changes affect the FBT you pay on staff parking
Tax

Will legislation changes affect the FBT you pay on staff parking?

By On February 20, 2020

Employers who provide staff parking spaces may be affected by the rewrite of the car parking fringe benefits Taxation Ruling. A draft ruling TR 2019/D5 was released on 13 November 2019, a… Read More

Do you have to pay tax on super death benefits
Tax

Do you have to pay tax on super death benefits?

By On February 18, 2020

When someone dies, their superannuation usually gets transferred to their beneficiary as superannuation death benefits. Depending on who the beneficiary is, the benefits may be taxed in some circumstances. If you are… Read More

Taking a super pension
Super

Taking a super pension

By On February 17, 2020

Once you have met your preservation age (between 55 and 60 depending on when you were born), you can choose to take a super pension. There are six main types of super… Read More

Managing cell phone use in the workplace
Technology

Managing cell phone use in the workplace

By On February 15, 2020

Looking at your smartphone has become a habitual, ingrained aspect of everyday life. This can be a cause of significant distraction for employees and affect productivity. One study showed that 55% of… Read More

Bouncing back after redundancy
Individuals

Bouncing back after redundancy

By On February 15, 2020

Being made redundant is probably not something you considered in your career plan. It can be scary and disheartening, however, there are some steps you can take to turn your redundancy into… Read More

ABS Update Retail turnover falls 0.5 in December
Economy

ABS Update: Retail turnover falls 0.5% in December

By On February 14, 2020

The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures show that in December 2019, Australian retail turnover fell by 5%, seasonally adjusted. This was a fall from the 1% retail… Read More

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