Maddern Accountants – Your new XERO partner in Melbourne
At Maddern Accountants in Melbourne, we are very excited to announce that we have recently teamed with XERO to become a XERO Partner. If you are a small to medium sized business owner in Australia and have not heard of XERO, you soon will. Xero is revolutionising business financial management by offering to its users […]
Helping Melbourne small business cashflow – how to encourage customers to pay on time
It is a courageous and credible decision to give up the certainty of a salaried wage paid on the X day of the month, every month, in return for the responsibility (and freedom) of running your own show. However, managing small business cash flow can sometimes be a juggling act, and it is certainly stressful […]
Accounting and Medical Advice for new Doctors, Dentists & Medical Professionals in Melbourne
You have slogged it out at University for many years, survived days without sleep, countless unpaid placements and the internship years. Finally, you have started (or finished) your residency placements and the real dollars are starting to flow in to your bank account. Many Junior Medical Officers & Dentists start their careers with a base […]
Can self-funded retirees access a concession card?
Many self-funded retirees are surprised to learn that they may qualify to receive a concession card upon ceasing work, despite not qualifying for any Government Age Pension or DVA payments. Most Centrelink benefits require applicants to meet income and/assets tests before they can qualify for a benefit, and whilst the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card […]
What is a novated lease?
Explained simply, a novated lease is a way for an employee to buy a new or used car, and have their employer assist in the organised repayment for that car to an agreed financial supplier. The way this is done is by the employer agreeing to make the repayment out of the employee’s pre-tax salary […]
Thinking about buying an investment property?
Australians love nothing more than buying property. Investing in bricks and mortar is a comforting and often easy investment decision for many investors, particularly those who feel at ease with buying something tangible. This love affair has only deepened since legislation changed to allow Self Managed Superannuation funds to borrow for property investment in 2007. […]
The Tax implications of being an Executor or Beneficiary of a deceased Estate
Unfortunately, having to deal with managing a deceased estate is a task many of us will have to shoulder at some stage in our lives — but having some familiarity with what’s involved beforehand will hopefully ease the burden. It is worth remembering that the law that applies to the assets and income of a deceased person […]
Maddern Accountants – July Newsletter
Welcome to the 2015 Financial Year; we hope it is a prosperous year for you and your finances. In this months’ newsletter, we will cover a variety of interesting topics. Many of you will have at least heard of Bitcoin, and some may have even used the new digital currency. Bitcoin looks set to revolutionise […]
How do successful people start their day? An interesting insight
There has been much media focus recently on the habits of highly successful people. Articles have featured in the New York Times, the Economist and the Wall Street journal, questioning the über successful on just how they start their day. Founder & Executive Chairman Dr. Dennis J. Maddern was recently interviewed by The New Daily, on […]
How much superannuation is enough?
We all like to think that when we reach retirement age, our superannuation will have enough in it from our employer contributions to start drawing an income that will keep us going until the end. For many Australians however, this sadly won’t be the case. It is never too early to start examining what you […]