Working from home tax deductions: COVID

Key takeaways The ATO has introduced a new shortcut method for claiming work-related tax deductions until 30 June 2022 Under this method, you can claim 80 cents per hour for your additional running expenses that you have incurred You’re not required to keep receipts or calculate the specific costs of items you may have bought during … Read more

Close the super gap, whatever your age

The numbers say that the average Australian woman retires with barely half (53 per cent)1 the super of the average man. As statistics go, it’s a shocking one. That gap starts to open early in working life, with women aged 25 to 34 having an average super balance of $31,600, compared to an average balance of … Read more

The road ahead for shares

Trying to time investment markets is difficult if not impossible at the best of times, let alone now. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation and interest rates and an upcoming federal election have all added to market uncertainty and volatility. At times like these investors may be tempted to retreat to the ‘’safety” of cash, … Read more