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Side hustles are front of mind this tax season

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding Australians that it is paying close attention to undeclared income from secondary work, including from the sharing or ‘gig’ economy this tax time. Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh has noticed some confusion about when…

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Deceased Estates Checklist

Look after yourself This is the most important thing. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don't hesitate to talk with your friends or family, or phone a confidential counseling service: Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14 (24 hours) Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 (24…

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Fiducian Economic December 2021 Commentary

The global economy is continuing its recovery from last year’s recession, which was the most severe since the Second World War. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest report (October), the world economy is forecast to expand…

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Saving money trumps taking a holiday: COVID gives Australians a financial health check

Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) annual Money & Life Tracker: Freedom Edition reveals a snapshot of how 2,000 Australians have fared since COVID. A majority of Australians’ top financial goal over the next 12 months is to hit a savings goal…

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Your money, your future

There are many facets to the world of investing and many choices to make: different asset classes, tax implications, risk and return variables, domestic versus international markets, when to buy and when to sell… the list goes on. Having a…

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Scam Alert

If you come across a phone call, text message, voicemail or email that you believe has come from the Australian Tax Office that seems odd it is best that you phone the ATO on 1800 008 540 or go to…

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Financial Health Check

Interested to find out how a Financial Planner can help you? For all new Fiducian clients we offer a free 60-minute financial health check A financial health check can help you determine how well your finances are doing or what…

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Home based business expenses

If you are claiming deductions for home-based business expenses, the ATO updated fact sheet can help you understand what you may be able to claim for running and occupancy expenses. If you operate some or all of your business from…

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Office re-opening

We advise our office has now re-opened after the extended lockdown & we thank you for your on-going support during this time. Under Australia’s workplace health and safety laws, Roy A. McDonald, Lindale Insurances & Fiducian are required to do all…

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Super beneficiary nominations

Most of us do not like talking about the end of life, however it is important to think about what you want to happen to your superannuation following death. After death your super balance and any insurance benefit, is usually…

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