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Is this major bank text scam targeting YOU?

Are you a customer of the Commonwealth Bank?  Even if you’re not, you’re being targeted anyway – scammers are sending texts to Australians pretending to be the major bank with the goal of stealing your details.  A number of texts, sent to an Australian that does not...

Is Superannuation Death Benefit an asset of the Estate

A superannuation death benefit is a payment you make to a dependant beneficiary or to a trustee of a deceased estate after the member has died. Superannuation death benefits do not automatically form part of the Estate of a deceased member. In many cases, the trustee...

Granny flat Capital Gains Tax (CGT) treatment review

Taxpayers, who rent part of their home, must declare the rental income in their income tax return. Several deductions for the associated expenses can be claimed, such as part or all of the interest on the home loan, a portion of water bills and so on. However, if...

Latest ATO benchmarks released

The ATO as released updated benchmark data to ‘help small businesses across the country….. gauge the strength of their business and keep an eye on their competition”. The benchmarks also help the ATO identify small businesses that may be doing the wrong thing and not...

Don’t delay – Prepare your will now!

Drivas v Jakopovic [2018] NSWSC 1803 In 2007, Marija Jakopovic made a will leaving 60 percent of her estate to her daughter, Branka, because of the daily attention to her needs. She received treatment from a neurologist for dementia, obtained a Mini Mental score...

Claiming deductions for personal super contributions

There are many deductions for the taxpayer to claim in his/her Tax return during the financial year 2018. One of them is tax deduction for personal super contributions. You may be able to claim a tax deduction for personal super contributions that you made to your...

The removal of an Executor

Once probate has been granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, an executor will not be able to renounce their position or delegate their duties to another person. However, an executor may appoint the NSW Trustee and Guardian or a trustee company to be executor...

Long Service Leave (LSL) NSW

Long service leave applies to most NSW employees who are full-time, part-time or casuals. Employees who have been working for the same employer for 10 years  are entitled to 2 months (8.67 weeks) paid leave, to be paid at the employee’s ordinary gross weekly wage...
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