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Foreign Owned Vacant Australian Residential Properties now subject to ‘Vacancy Fee’

The Federal Government has recently passed legislation enacting a Federal Budget integrity measure designed to increase the amount of housing stock available for occupation. The new rules impose an annual ‘Vacancy Fee’ on foreign owners of residential real estate where property is not occupied or is not genuinely available for rent for at least 6… [more]

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Government passes Federal Budget Rental Property ‘Integrity’ Rules

The Federal Government has passed the Housing Integrity Bill which enacts the following Federal Budget recommendations: 1) Denies a tax deduction for travel to inspect a residential investment property; 2) Denies a tax deduction for depreciation of plant and equipment as part of a residential investment property unless the taxpayer is the original (first) purchaser… [more]

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Strategy 6 – What are the actions that will implement those strategies?

If you’ve been following our blog series and implementing the strategies to date you will have addressed short term focus, applied a long term focus, defined your business vision and determined your goals to achieve your vision and identified what’s needed to bridge the gap to your goals. Now that the ideas, vision and goals… [more]

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Australian GST set to apply to nearly all imports into Australia

Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) (VAT) rules on import of goods into Australia are set to change from 1 July 2018. Australia’s GST rate is 10%.  A business is required to register for GST if its actual or anticipated sales over the next 12 months exceeds $AUD $75,000.   

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Applications open for Small Business Entrepreneurs Grant

The Queensland Government is offering Grants of up to $5,000 match funded for newly started small businesses to access funding for professional advice and support that is critical in the early stages of growing a business. 

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Strategy 5 – Where are you now in relation to your goals and how to bridge the gap

In this edition we look at the gap between where you are today and to where you need to be to reach your goals. We’ll also explore strategies you can use to bridge the gap. If you’ve been following our blog series and implementing the strategies to date you will have addressed short term focus,… [more]

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