Archives for October 2014

Don’t Miss The Deductions Right in Front of You!


OPTOMETRISTS SPEND ALL DAY looking at their client’s eyes in order to assist them with their sight.

It’s therefore understandable that a busy schedule might result in unforeseen deductions for the depreciable items contained in their business. [Read more…]

Is This Really The End of Paper Titles?


IN 2008, THE AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS (COAG) prioritised the implementation of a national electronic Conveyancing (e-Conveyancing) system. The system will render all property transfers paperless and introduce a uniform national scheme.

Property Exchange Australia Ltd (PEXA) was created in 2010 to provide online infrastructure. PEXA owns the rights to all previous e-Conveyancing software and will create a single point of access across all jurisdictions. [Read more…]

Your Age and The Full Passage of Time


I’M IN MY 40s … and well behind where I want or need to be. My career has stalled and the marriage is shaky because we’re constantly arguing about money. This is probably because my partner never returned to serious paid work after we had the children.

We’re far from making any dents in the mortgage. In fact, it’s actually rising slightly each year, what with the kids’ secondary education to pay for on top of all the other demands on our single income. [Read more…]

Hotel & Tavern Owners Can Tap into Depreciation Deductions Too


WE’VE ALL HEARD THE LINE, “A man walks into a bar …” and waited for the pun at the end of the sentence. However, when a tax depreciation specialist walks into a bar it’s no laughing matter as there is much more to uncover.

Many pub, hotel and tavern operators are losing thousands annually by failing to have a tax depreciation schedule prepared for their property. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: Get Your Loan Structure Right


WHEN LOOKING AT debt strategies for any business, there are a number of aspects you need to consider. These would include things like … asset protection, interest rates, fees, ongoing service requirements, access to capital, alternative products and so on.

The weighting for each of these factors will depend on the particular transaction. [Read more…]