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Small business - tax

Is your business financially fit?

Team Maddern
24/Jun/2019
The secret to a successful business is to make sure you are not just working IN your business but that you are also working ON your business. As the end of the financial year approaches, there’s no better time to give your business a financial fitness check. Of course, the best policy is to continually monitor how your business is faring throughout the year. But if you’ve been caught up in the day-to-day management then now is a good time to get back on track because you will be looking at your figures for tax time anyway.
End of Financial Year - Tax

Cruising through the finish line - Tax tips for EOFY

Team Maddern
16/Jun/2019
The end of financial year can sometimes feel like a race to the finish. To help you cruise through the finish line come June 30, we’ve prepared a handy list of tips for both businesses and individuals.
End of Financial Year - Tax

Paving the way for a smooth EOFY

Team Maddern
10/Jun/2019
As the end of the financial year draws closer, thoughts turn to tax. No doubt you can think of more enjoyable ways to spend your time than preparing for your annual tax return. So how can you streamline the process while ensuring you take advantage of all the claims that are possible?
Business trip - Airport

Guide to travel-related work expenses

Team Maddern
19/May/2019
Travelling for work can be expensive, whether it’s visiting clients in your home town or attending a conference overseas, so it’s important to claim everything you are entitled to in your tax return. But be aware that the ATO is paying increasing attention to claims in this area.
Australian parliament

Bringing the budget into tax focus

Team Maddern
14/Apr/2019
As expected, tax is the centrepiece of the 2019 Federal Budget as the Morrison Government seeks to woo voters with just a few weeks to go before the federal election.
Blue car, tax deductions

Car expenses on the ATO radar

Team Maddern
18/Feb/2019
With almost 4 million Australians making work-related car expense claims, the Australian Tax Office has the practice in its headlights.
Website and tax

Tax and your website: What can you claim?

Team Maddern
28/Jan/2019
Most small businesses and independent contractors have a website these days. If you are planning to launch a new website or refreshing an existing one, it’s important to understand the tax implications. As with all things tax, it’s not always easy.

Small financial steps add up

Team Maddern
21/Jan/2019
Sometimes, when thinking about your long-term financial goals, they can seem so big as to be insurmountable. But the truth is, those that achieve financial success don’t usually do so by encountering a sudden windfall. Rather, they have in place a set of small habits that allow them to work towards their dreams. And by investing small amounts over the long-term, they see big outcomes.
Finance

Financial rules to live by in 2019

Team Maddern
14/Jan/2019
Australia has enjoyed almost three decades of economic sunshine. But it’s worth remembering that dark clouds can appear without warning over both individuals and economies. You may have little control over being caught up in a round of redundancies or experiencing the fallout of an international trade war. But you can choose to manage your finances in a way that lets you keep your head above water come what may.
Avoiding the holiday debt hangover

How to avoid the holiday debt hangover

Team Maddern
04/Dec/2018
We’re coming up to the festive season and for all its fun and frivolity, it’s also a time when we loosen the purse strings to accommodate the excess. We all know there’s nothing worse than starting the new year with unpaid debt. Making a solid plan for your silly season spend can make a big difference and will help you avoid a holiday debt hangover.