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Applying for a business loan? Follow these loan application tips to overcome tightening bank rules

11/07/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  You would have to be living under a rock to miss the publicity surrounding the banking royal commission. We are already seeing the fallout from this inquiry with banks tightening the requiremen...

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Fear of the taxman? Avoid a tax audit by NOT doing these 6 things…

12/06/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

Most business owners want as little to do with the taxman as possible. That’s understandable, as it usually means another bill. But the best way to avoid a tax audit is to follow best practices and av...

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Running a small business: 7 ways it’s like going to war

14/05/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

I was thinking after attending the ANZAC dawn service at my local cenotaph that going to war is not unlike running a small business in some ways. The more I thought about it, the more the connections ...

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New 1.6m Pension Cap Rules: What’s the impact on estate planning?

16/04/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  With the dust settling on the government’s recent changes to superannuation, it’s time to look at some of the major implications of the new 1.6m pension cap on estate planning. We cover what th...

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Over 50 without a will? Why estate planning should be a priority…

09/03/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  The children have finally left home to start families of their own? The tough times are behind you, the mortgage is under control, and it’s time to start enjoying the little luxuries that you’v...

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Cryptocurrency Trading: What you need to know

14/02/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

There are currently over 2500 cryptocurrencies being traded, with new ones added every day. So it’s not simply about Bitcoins; though they are the highest-profile of these currencies. Despite the term...

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How the latest Federal Budget could affect your investment property

16/01/2018 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  It seems that every year, our good friends at the Tax Office announce that rental properties will be among their primary areas of focus. With the changes announced in the 2017 Budget, owners of...

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5 Reasons why income protection insurance is worth it

14/12/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  Why doesn’t everyone have income protection insurance? Most prudent people insure their houses and tools of their trade but very few choose to insure their income stream. There is sometimes a p...

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8 Tips to help small business owners achieve work life balance

15/11/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

The first Tuesday in November is typically the time when Australians take at least part of the day off to relax and watch a horse race. This year we would like to encourage small business owners to ta...

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Is your network at risk? 6 simple cyber security practices to protect a small business

17/10/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

The Internet is a wealth of information and is used for so many services that we all rely on – from business email to social networking and online shopping. But are you following the small business cy...

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Small business owners: Have you considered these 7 essentials for a stand-out website?

18/09/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

Most businesses have a website but what impression does yours leave? Just like you might want to make a statement about the values that are important to your business with a reception area that reflec...

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Trusts: Is yours a ticking time bomb?

30/08/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

The Labor Party’s proposed taxation of trusts has placed them in the spotlight again. But did you know that existing Australian law could mean that your trust is a ticking time bomb? So what are the a...

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How to specify guardianship of a child in a will

04/07/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  One of the hardest decisions that young parents face when making a will is who is going to look after their kids. Although it might seem unnecessary to make a will at such a young age, specifyi...

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Employee wages: Are you paying the correct amount?

09/06/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

  Are you fully across the employee wage laws in Australia? If you’re not paying your employees enough, it could be a costly business… There have been a number of high profile cases recently conc...

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Why is a business plan so important?

25/05/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

Some small business owners surprise me with their attitude towards business plans: “Why is a business plan so important? I have all the info I need in my head or on my desk.” Yes, they have actually s...

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Super Reforms: What you need to know now!

10/05/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

The Government’s super reforms program (which became law on 29 November 2016) has delivered some of the most significant changes to superannuation for many years. Pascoe Partners Accountants hosted a ...

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6 advantages cloud accounting can provide for your business

13/04/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

We’ve all heard people talking about ‘the cloud’, whether it’s in terms of cloud applications, cloud backups, cloud accounting or whatever. But what exactly is ‘the cloud’? And why has it become such ...

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Why every young adult needs a will (and how parents can help)

06/04/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

For young adults, whose lives are yet to be complicated by marriage and kids, creating a will isn’t exactly at the top of their priorities list. Not only do they feel ten foot tall and bulletproof, th...

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Why choose self-managed superannuation over other funds?

24/02/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

According to the latest Australian Taxation Office statistics there are now 577,000 self-managed superannuation funds in Australia, with assets totalling $622 billion. Of course, the government’s Supe...

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How to choose the right structure for your small business

16/01/2017 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

So you’ve got an idea for a new small business. That’s great. Just keep in mind that it won’t be easy. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia had 2.1 million small businesse...

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Estate planning: Where there’s a Will, there’s an Executor

25/11/2016 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

Welcome to the first in our series of articles about Estate Planning, and why it’s such an important subject. You’ve probably been told how important it is to have a will by the media (if ...

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4 apps to get clients to pay their bills (so you can pay yours)

11/10/2016 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

Debtors and late-payers – the bane of every business owner. No matter how profitable your business is, it won’t survive without good cash flow. If you can’t pay your bills on time, y...

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Is Your Family Home At Risk? The One Mistake Many Business Owners Make

07/09/2016 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

As a business owner, there are plenty of things you need to manage, and two of the most important of these are assets and risks. In other words, building your wealth and protecting your wealth. There&...

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Bad Data = Bad Decisions: 3 figures to track when bookkeeping for your own business

17/08/2016 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

With the advent of cloud technology, and the popularity of programs such as Xero, Intuit’s Quickbooks and the MYOB suite, you can now do the bookkeeping for your own business. But does this mean...

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3 Reasons Your Business Needs A Budget Now

11/07/2016 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

For many, the word ‘budget’ is about as appealing as the word ‘diet’. It seems to imply what you will go without, rather than what you will achieve. To a successful business ow...

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A 9-point checklist for paying less tax (providing you act quickly)

03/06/2016 by Pascoe Partners Accountants

Time is running out. If you want to take a few simple preventative measures to minimise or defer how much tax you will pay for this Financial Year, you need to do two things: 1. Read the following 9 p...

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