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Greater choice in home care

Greater choice in home care

Team Maddern
27/Apr/2017
When loved ones become frail and elderly, families may feel that moving them into a retirement home is their only option. But that’s no longer the case. Recent changes to home care provision funding now give older people more choice and control over the type of assistance they can receive if they want to keep […]
A helping hand for small business

A helping hand for small business

Team Maddern
14/Apr/2017
It is universally acknowledged that operating a small business can be a risky and lonely enterprise, although if you are running your own show you’ll also be aware that it can be a rewarding one. If it does sometimes feel as if you’re waging a one-person battle against an indifferent world, there is help available. […]
Using tax for effective property investing

Using tax for effective property investing

Team Maddern
30/Mar/2017
With Australian property remaining expensive and banks tightening their lending criteria, investors need to ensure their property investments are a financial success. A key element is maximising the taxation benefits flowing from your investment. This includes correctly structuring the loan and ensuring your deduction claims don’t fall foul of the tax man. Getting the structure […]
Fire up your small business in 2017

Fire up your small business in 2017

Team Maddern
25/Jan/2017
As it’s back to work for most Australians, hopefully you took the time out to recharge your batteries over the holidays. But what about the batteries fuelling your small business? Even if you were working ‘in’ the business over the holiday season, it should have been worth carving out some time to work ‘on’ your […]
Making the most of home office deductions

Making the most of home office deductions

Team Maddern
18/Jan/2017
Working flexible hours at home or running your small business from the spare room are becoming increasingly popular options for Australians. In August 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated around 3.5 million of us were working from home, 59 per cent as employees and another 24 per cent as owner-managers of unincorporated enterprises.i Although […]
Declare what you share

Declare what you share

Team Maddern
03/Nov/2016
With living costs rising every day, many people are keen to earn some income on the side using the flexible opportunities created by the new sharing economy. Digital platforms like ride-sourcing app Uber, or Airtasker for odd jobs and deliveries, are making it easier than ever for buyers and sellers to connect. Remember it’s income, […]
How to avoid an ATO audit

How to avoid an ATO audit

Team Maddern
24/Oct/2016
While there is nothing pleasant about being audited by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Even in a best-case scenario, it creates stress and chews up time and energy. At worst, if the ATO decides you’ve failed to disclose important information or misrepresented your financial situation, the financial penalties can be significant.i While there is no […]
Budget your way into the black

Budget your way into the black

Team Maddern
17/Oct/2016
$2.2 trillion. That’s how much Australian households owe right now, according to the latest ABS stats.i Household liabilities grew by $1.2 billion in the last quarter alone. Real household debt per person has risen steadily by around 2 per cent per year, and now sits at around $79,000 per person.ii Sound scary? The good news […]
Can I give a Christmas gift to my clients?

Can I give a Christmas gift to my clients?

Team Maddern
11/Oct/2016
At this time of year it is common to provide gifts to existing clients and customers as an act of goodwill and as a thank you for their custom and support of your business. As the gift is an expense to your business it is generally considered to be a tax deduction. The ATO has […]
Maddern Financial Advisers shortlisted for Optus My Business Awards

Maddern Financial Advisers shortlisted for Optus My Business Awards

Team Maddern
05/Oct/2016
Maddern Financial Advisers has been shortlisted as a finalist to win an award in the category: Professional Services Business of the Year, at the Optus My Business Awards 2016, hosted by My Business, Australia’s longest-running publication tailored to the small business community. Founded in 2003, Maddern Financial Advisers offers superior Independent Financial and Accounting advice […]