Archives for May 2014

Climb Above the Clatter … And Look to Securing Australia’s Future

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RECENT MEDIA HEADLINES have been dominated by vested political and community interests — following the Government’s May Budget.

The fact that there is screaming from so many quarters, probably means the Budget thrust is not too far off the mark. [Read more…]

6 Tips for Commercial Investors at Tax Time [Pt 2]

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IN THE FIRST Part of this series you discovered the first two tips to help you maximise the depreciation deductions that you can claim on your Commercial property.

Tax time is nearly here, take a look at the next four tips to make sure that you are claiming what you are entitled to. And not throwing money away. [Read more…]

6 Tips for Commercial Investors at Tax Time [Pt 1]

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ARE YOU maximising your Commercial property depreciation deductions this financial year?

Tax time is approaching quickly and you are probably preparing to visit your Accountant to complete your annual income tax assessment. [Read more…]

Giving Back: How to Use Private Ancillary Funds

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PERHAPS THIS is might appear to you as something out of “left field” … but more and more investors are using PAFs to manage their charitable donations. [Read more…]

Demand for Office Space on the Improve

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AN ARTICLE in the Weekend Financial Review (Page 39) opened with … “Macquarrie Group, a bellwether for the strength of the office leasing market, is expanding.”

And this clearly accords with a recent report released by BIS Shrapnel, which confirmed the Office recovery would be stronger in “service and trade exposed markets like Sydney and Melbourne, but weaker in the mining-based markets such as Perth and Brisbane.” [Read more…]