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In our library, you will find the latest financial news, valuable insights and ideas, tips and tricks we've learnt over the years and other helpful educational pieces.

MGD Tax update | June 2021

28 June 2021
A summary of recent tax developments and information that we hope you find interesting and useful. This update contains a wide range of information, with particular focus on incentives to help businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, small business tax time errors to avoid, fringe benefits tax, year-end tax tips, and key upcoming tax dates.

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EOFY superannuation tips

21 June 2021
Andrew Albury and Brad Hoffman discuss key considerations ahead of the end of the 2020/21 financial year including the bring forward of concessional contributions and the first indexation of the new limits put in place in 2017. If you’d like to discuss EOFY strategies specific to your own circumstances, please get in touch with your adviser.

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How rational are we? Are we as rational as we think we are?

17 June 2021
By Rachel Barlow
Standard finance theory is designed to provide mathematically elegant explanations for financial scenarios based on assumptions of perfect rationality, perfect self-interest, and perfect information. Unfortunately, real-life does not quite operate with precise, elegant conditions. Humans do not always make simple, rational decisions or behave objectively; particularly in times of stress or challenge.

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2021 Queensland Chain Reaction Challenge

8 June 2021
Recently, following months of dedicated training, John Barton and Brett Schmidt rode as part of the MGD/TRACTION Team in the 2021 Queensland Chain Reaction Challenge. Here is an overview of the ride.

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Working Mums, you are worth it!

7 June 2021
By Mikaela Holmes
Whether you are working part-time, full-time, or not at all, mothers are a valuable asset for any household and one worth insuring. When undertaking an insurance needs analysis for clients, we consider various financial impacts, such as caring for someone who is sick or injured, or caring for children and running the household. These can all have a monetary value assigned to them and should be considered a need in the case of various insurable events.

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Budget superannuation wrap up

24 May 2021
Andrew Albury and Brad Hoffman discuss the key superannuation announcements made by the Federal Government on 11 May including repealing the work test, extending access to downsizer contributions, legacy product conversions, relaxing residency requirements for SMSFs, and the removal of the $450 minimum monthly wage exemption for Superannuation Guarantee.

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Wealth management team expands at boutique financial services firm MGD

18 May 2021
MEDIA RELEASE
Boutique financial services firm MGD has welcomed three highly experienced wealth management professionals to its expanding Brisbane-based team.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Overview

12 May 2021
On 11 May 2021, the Government handed down the 2021/22 Federal Budget. Whilst this marked a return to the traditional timing of the budgetary processes, the content of the 2021/22 Budget continues to remind us that our economy and way of life has still not returned to full normality post the events of COVID-19. Here is an overview on the announcement.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Taxation

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief, and superannuation changes. The tax highlights are set out in this post.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Superannuation

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief and superannuation changes. The superannuation highlights are set out in this post.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Aged Care and Social Security

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief and superannuation changes. The aged care and social security highlights are set out in this post.

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MGD Tax update | February 2021

25 February 2021
Here is our MGD Tax update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to COVID-19 measures, what the ATO has been up to, other news, and key tax dates. Read on to find out information related to the JobMaker Hiring Credit, JobKeeper, two temporary measures to encourage business investment, varying PAYG instalments, and more.

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Shout out to the working mums

27 January 2021
By Mikaela Holmes
In my experience, working mothers have an ever-growing list of things to do and think about - and they usually all relate to their children. With this in mind, it is important to make sure we take time to think about ourselves too (mentally, emotionally, physically and financially), both for the now and for the future. In this article, I want to share some information on two government benefits that may help the financial side of things.

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Merry Christmas from MGD

21 December 2020
We will once again be taking a short break over the festive season. Our office will be closed from 1:00 pm Wednesday 23 December and we will reopen on Monday 4 January. From all of us at MGD, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.

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MGD Tax update

17 December 2020
In light of the recent Federal Budget announcement and the ongoing economic stimulus measures for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19, here is our MGD Tax Update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to small- to medium-sized businesses, including budget measures now law, a JobKeeper update, business tax tips, boosting apprenticeship commencements, and key tax dates.

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Death and divorce: be prepared

16 December 2020
By Michelle Dall'Alba
The two most stressful circumstances a person can experience are divorce and the death of a spouse, according to the Life Change Index Scale (The Stress Test). We don’t want to contemplate either; however, if we face the prospect of both, we can develop a plan to ensure our financial position is protected. These two experiences have their own unique challenges, however there are common financial considerations.

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Tired of paying rent? You could consider buying your business premises in an SMSF

11 December 2020
By Brad Hoffman
You run a successful business, you are already contributing the maximum deductible amount into your superannuation, and each year, you pay a significant amount of rent for your business premises to your landlord. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy your own business premises and pay that rent to yourself?

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