Limit Your Annual Leave Liability

Outstanding annual leave balances are a significant financial liability. The longer employees go without taking leave, the greater the risk to a company’s cash flow in the long term. Implementing strategies to regularly reduce annual leave balances can be difficult. Why Annual Leave Balances Hurt Your Bottom Line There are several reasons why companies accumulate large annual leave balances including: … Read More

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New Smoke Alarm Legislation for Tenanted Properties

Smoke alarms save lives. Reports have found that the risk of death in a house fire is reduced by more than half if properly maintained smoke alarms are installed. Queensland has the most comprehensive smoke alarm legislation in Australia, after coronial recommendations into the tragic death of 11 people in a Slacks Creek house fire in 2011. The Fire and Emergency … Read More

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Top 10 Tax Tips for Investment Properties

Whether you use a tax agent or choose to lodge your tax return yourself, avoiding these common tax mistakes will save you time and money. Keep evidence of your income and expenses over the period you own the property and 5 years from the date when you sold the property. Capital gains tax may apply when you sell your rental … Read More

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Cyber Security

There is a sophisticated fraud network that has been targeting law firms and Real Estates in Queensland. These cyber criminals have stolen several million dollars from trust accounts. The precise method of attack varies, but the essence is that the criminals obtain access to the firm’s email accounts and use this to misdirect trust money or settlement funds. Some thefts have been … Read More

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