The ATO has updated its approach to how you claim expenses for working from home. The rate for claiming additional expenses as a result of working from home has increased from 52 cents to 67 cents per hour from 1 July 2022. You will need to take caution, as the types of expenses included have changed, and there are more record-keeping requirements.
February marks the end of summer holidays for many of us and getting down to business in 2023. It can be a good time to reflect on plans and goals for the months ahead. Almost one third of adults under 35 are still living in the family home. Our first article looks at some of […]
Retirement is a phase of life most of us look forward to. It’s a chance to pursue other interests, travel and maybe do some part-time work or volunteering. Thanks to more than 30 years of compulsory superannuation, we are also retiring with more savings than previous generations and have higher expectations of the lifestyle we […]
As a new year begins, we wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2023. Many families will be glad to put 2022 behind them and although challenges remain, we look forward to better times ahead. As Australia’s system of compulsory superannuation celebrated its 30th anniversary in July, in our first article we take a closer […]
It’s December, summer is here and holidays are just around the corner. We take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy festive season! With climate change and related issues never far from the headlines these days, sustainable investing has gone mainstream, so we review sustainable investments and their performance as the first […]
If you think your employer isn’t paying your super contributions, follow the steps below: Am I entitled to super? – you should confirm that you’re entitled to super before taking any further steps. Go to ATO online via myGov to view super contributions that have been paid into your super fund by your employer. If your […]
Welcome to our newsletter. While the race that stops a nation is always a highlight of early November, on the economic front the Labor government’s first Budget, handed down in late October, has been a talking point. Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ first Budget was delivered against a backdrop of continuing turmoil on the global economic front. […]
In his first Budget, Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ emphasised the three Rs – responsible budget repair and restrained spending, right for the times. For good measure, resilience also got a mention with spending targeted at building a more modern economy to deal with the challenges ahead. This is the first budget from a federal Labor government […]