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The pros and cons of SMSFs

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are the fastest growing segment of the super industry1. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best choice for everyone.

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AFS Tax update

Tax Update – November 2015

Unbundling phone and internet expense claims for work purposes

Individuals can claim deductions for mobile, home phone and internet expenses that have been incurred for work purposes, however, correct apportionment for work use is a key issue. Read more

We had fun on the run, and we won!

Graeme Stewart accepting the 2015 Corporate Cup with Bendigo Mayor Peter Cox

Graeme Stewart accepting the 2015 Corporate Cup with Mayor Peter Cox

With over 2,800 entrants, the Bendigo Bank Fun Run was again a huge success, raising money for rehabilitation services at Bendigo Health. Read more

Running for the Corporate Cup

The race is on for the largest team entry in the 2015 Bendigo Bank Fun Run. As reigning champions for the past two years, the AFS & Associates / Venture Financial Advisers team are keen to take out the award again. Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – October 2015

Payroll tax grouping – know the rules

For payroll tax purposes, businesses may be grouped with other businesses if there is a link between the companies. Businesses may be deemed linked in several ways; one of the most common ways is where two or more businesses are controlled by the same person or persons.  Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – September 2015

Small business tax discount on the way

In a surprise – but welcome – move in the 2015 Federal Budget, the Government announced a small business tax discount. Read more

AFS Proud Moments

We’re proud of our National Emergency Medal recipient

Image by Darren Howe of the Bendigo Advertiser

Image by Darren Howe of the Bendigo Advertiser

AFS Partner and CFA Volunteer, David Hutchings, was recently awarded the National Emergency Medal for his work to protect life and property during the Black Saturday fires. Read more

Introducing Venture...

Introducing you to Venture Financial Advisers

Our financial planning partners have recently changed their name to Venture Financial Advisers and their licence to advise is now under Godfrey Pembroke Limited (GPL) instead of Genesys Wealth Advisers. These changes will not have any affect on the advice and service that you receive from the team, and they look forward to continuing to assist you to build and protect your wealth. Read more

AFS Tax update

Tax Update – August 2015

Work-related and rental property claims on ATO’s watch list

Tax time is in full swing and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has highlighted areas of concern for individuals ahead of tax return lodgement time. High on the watch list is work-related expense claims that are significantly higher than expected. Read more