As the silly season is upon us once again it is probably appropriate to provide some reminders as to the tax consequences of making gifts to and holding Christmas parties for your employees. On Premise Parties If the party is held on business premises, on a normal...

While anxiety and stress are quite often inevitable, it can take a severe toll on the state of your mental health and quality of life if not handled properly. In Australia, 1 in 4 people are affected by anxiety, making it more common than some may...

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced the official cash rate by 0.25% last month, with the intent of jumpstarting Australia’s economy. With the official cash rate now at a record low of just 1%, it’s important to consider the implications for investors....

Using a discretionary trust enables income to be distributed to companies and trusts associated with family members. A discretionary trust enables income with different tax characteristics to be streamed to family members individually. The structure can also be applied to non-family beneficiaries....

Positive gearing lets you make a profit on your investment from day one. Provided there is no capital loss, this can be a great way to make money. Problem is: everyone else has thought of that, too. Positive gearing a decent property investment is hard....

There are two ways to think about the price of anything. The first is the number of dollars it would cost to purchase that thing. The second is to think about what else we could spend our money on. This is called ‘opportunity cost’ and...