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Turning redundancy into opportunity

Team Maddern
As the economy starts to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns, some sectors may take longer than others to return to their normal operating capacity and some companies may never fully recover. That means there is still the chance that some employees could be made redundant.
Superannuation growth

Tax-effective ways to boost your super

Team Maddern
After a year when the average superannuation balance fell slightly or, at best, moved sideways, the summer holidays could be a good opportunity to think about ways to rebuild your savings while being mindful of tax.
Office staff

Retrain your staff with the tax man's help

Team Maddern
For many business owners, fear of incurring a Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) bill has kept them from retraining and re-skilling their employees to perform different roles or activities within the business.

Soaring to success in 2021

Team Maddern
The start of a new year is a great time to reassess where you are in life, your career or business - decide what you want to achieve and put some strategies in place to work towards achieving even your most ambitious goals.
Rearview mirror

Lessons from 2020 to secure a bright future

Team Maddern
It was a year most of us would like to forget. And yet, some of the toughest lessons of 2020 had a silver lining.

What the US election means for investors

Team Maddern
Democrat Joe Biden is pressing ahead with preparations to take the reins as the next President of the United States. Despite legal challenges and recounts, the early signs are that markets are responding positively.
Christmas shopping

'Tis the season for wise spending decisions

Team Maddern
The traditional festive holiday season is likely to be a little different this year, but one thing is likely to remain the same – the temptation to spend and the post-Christmas budget hangover.

Tax Alert December 2020

Team Maddern
Although individuals and small business owners are now enjoying welcome tax relief in the wake of some valuable tax changes, there is more on the horizon as the government seeks to reboot the Australian economy. Here’s a quick roundup of significant developments in the world of tax.
Achieving balance

Are you the (personality) type to easily achieve balance?

Team Maddern
Checking emails late into the night, reaching for your phone before you’ve even had breakfast to start your working day, the ‘lunch break’ that involves a Zoom meeting - the lines between our work lives and our personal lives have never been blurrier.
Granny flat

Granny flats: tax tips and traps

Team Maddern
The idea of adding a granny flat to your property sounds like a great idea. A property to rent out to generate some welcome extra income, or a home for adult children or mum and dad in their later years.