For all of you tech heads out there. JB Is open until 8pm tonight so that if you have anything technical you can purchase as a tax deduction then now is the time to take advantage of it.
Monday is the end of the financial year. If you don't already have an idea of your income for the year then get calculating.
If you don't know how much you've earned or how much tax you should have paid then how can you reduce the tax you pay.
Keep posted, we will let you know some tips and tricks for reducing your tax return soon.
Our power is out in the office. Our phones are not working as normal so please call either 03 9354 2333 or 0420 670 261. It does mean that we will have to do a work around to access the system so please be patient with us. Here's hoping they restore the power soon as I think all the passengers on the trams are starting to get fed up not going anywhere.
Don't rush out and buy an expensive TV without having read this first.
Why buying a cheap TV is a good idea.
"We all think we know a lot about fathers and what they do for their kids, but what do we really know?"
When Paul Raeburn became a father for the first time, he had one piece of advice to go on. "The most important things to do," a colleague told him, are "to tell your kids you love them and to spend time with them." Several years later, he remarried, had a second set of kids, and was determined to learn more about fatherhood than the basic guidelines he'd followed the first time around.
Click here to read the whole story on How Dad Improve their kids lives according to Science.
Search for your lost money.
There is around $1 billion in lost shares, bank accounts and life insurance.
Want to see if there are any of your funds out there??? YES, then click here.
It's time to get out there and give back to the community. BlazeAid are desperate for volunteers. Why not make a weekend of it and help a community in need. You never know when you might be on the receiving end of some else's generosity.
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences that have been damaged or destroyed.
Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.
“We asked you to come help us rebuild our fences but you guys have done way more than that, you have helped us rebuild our broken community. For that we are forever grateful to you and all the amazing volunteers.”
Maree Perkins, Monto, Qld, 2013 Floods.
Is any of this yours?
If you think any of it may be yours have your Tax File Number handy and search the Super Seeker on the ATO web site.
Adriana Filipowski has a Masters in Professional Accounting, is a member of CPA and the MFAA.