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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.
Benefits of a super long engagement

Benefits of a super long engagement

Team Maddern
26/Nov/2018
Superannuation is a long-term financial relationship. It begins with our first job, grows during our working life and hopefully supports us through our old age.
Cashless society: two sides to every coin

Cashless society: two sides to every coin

Team Maddern
21/Nov/2018
Australia is hurtling towards being a cashless society at a startling rate, with some pointing out that if the current trend were to continue it could be as soon as 2022
How to avoid unwanted ATO attention

How to avoid unwanted ATO attention

Team Maddern
12/Nov/2018
Nobody wants to attract unwanted scrutiny from the ATO. Tax audits can be stressful and potentially costly.
Career growth through networking

Career growth through networking

Team Maddern
30/Oct/2018
Every professional has had it drummed into them that networking is important for their career development.
Taking philanthropy to the next level

Taking philanthropy to the next level

Team Maddern
15/Oct/2018
Australians are generous when it comes to opening their wallet for a good cause.