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Preparing for Tax Time 2017

Remember last year when we all vowed to be much better prepared for lodging our tax returns? Vowing not to wait until the last second or lose those important receipts? Well, now is the time to start getting organised. With the 1 month countdown to the new financial year, here are a few handy tips to consider.   Know what you can claim Ide ... Read More

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2017 Budget Updates: Superannuation and GST

The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison has delivered his second budget. Mr Morrison said the budget is focused on boosting the economy and households, so that we live within our means and are able to return the budget to balance in 2020/21. Below we highlight the GST and superannuation areas that the Budget has targeted that will impact our clien ... Read More

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2017 Budget Updates: Small Businesses

The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison has delivered his second budget. Mr Morrison said the budget is focused on boosting the economy and households, so that we live within our means and are able to return the budget to balance in 2020/21. Below we highlight the small business areas that the Budget has targeted that will impact our clients. S ... Read More

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2017 Budget Updates: For Individuals

The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison has delivered his second budget. Mr Morrison said the budget is focused on boosting the economy and households, so that we live within our means and are able to return the budget to balance in 2020/21. Below we highlight the individual tax areas that the Budget has targeted that will impact our clients. I ... Read More

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Avoid bankruptcy: Monitor your cash flow

Written By: Alice Robinson The goal of any business is to achieve a profit and the reason for this is obvious; if you are operating at a loss, you are getting no financial return for your efforts and where is the good in that? But what people sometimes forget to consider is the state of their cash flows. Sometimes there can be a misconception t ... Read More

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Should you get a business loan?

Written by: Alice Robinson Navigating the world of business loans can be complicated and risky, especially for small businesses. If you cannot pay that loan back, it could be the end of you. This is often the reason that small business owners will avoid taking on a business loan but is this fear actually holding them back? It depends on what you a ... Read More

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Start the year financially strong

Written By: Alice Robinson Once again, we have reached that time of the year. That time when Gyms everywhere are jumping for joy as they watch some freshly determined people spend way too much on a membership that they will never use. That time when people are looking at their freshly emptied bank accounts and wondering what happened. That time wh ... Read More

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Save money on your work Christmas party

Written By: Natalia Atapina The festive season is one of the tax department's favourite times of year because tax dollars come from everywhere; even from your business' Christmas party. Something to be aware of is Fringe Benefits Tax which has a way of taking your party's budget and throwing it on its head. So how can you minimise the FBT on your ... Read More

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Missed E-Tax? You Need a Tax Accountant

Written By: Bryn Harwood Individual tax return deadlines are approaching! If you need to lodge your personal income tax return, you need to know: from the 31st of October E-Tax returns will no longer be available. This leaves you with the option of lodging your returns with a tax accountant. What should you look for from your tax agent? Ma ... Read More

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The Growth Focus Financial Services

Written By: Alice Robinson We thought it was time we remodelled our look to suit our vibrant and innovative culture; allow us to introduce to you, Growth Focus: your Brisbane and Ipswich financial service. Our new design is straight forward, sleek and modern; just like our services. Our name has also been simplified to really target what our busin ... Read More

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