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Pro bono bushfire financial help

The experienced advisors at Hales Douglass Financial Services are offering pro bono financial advice for anyone directly affected by the recent bushfires. We aim to assist by helping to access available financial relief and review their financial position. The recent fires were an unprecedented event and a situation that requires our community to work together [...]

Insurance providers support bushfire customers

Eligible customers in bushfire affected areas may have the option to have their premiums waived for up to six months depending on their provider. Waivers may be available to eligible holders of the following types of insurance: Health insurance; Life insurance; Total and Permanent Disability insurance; Trauma insurance; Income protection; and/or Business expenses insurance. Insurance [...]

Bushfire Grants & Assistance

The following bush-fire grants, support, and local donation information has been updated on 20 January 2020 and is in addition to the 13 January 2020 list below.   DISASTER ASSISTANCE RECOVERY GRANTS Disaster recovery grants of up to $75,000 are now available to primary producers in areas affected by the NSW bushfires that have occured [...]

Checklist for bush-fire impacted small business

The Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand have compiled a checklist for small businesses impacted by natural disasters. Here are some practical issues small business operators should consider: 1. Are you OK? Running a business is stressful enough without Mother Nature's interference. Reach out to family, friends, advisers and local support groups. 2. Engage with [...]

Cents per kilometre method

The ‘cents per kilometre’ method broadly allows an individual taxpayer to claim up to a maximum of 5,000 business kilometres per car, per year without the need to keep any written evidence (e.g., receipts) of car expenses. Importantly, taxpayers making a ‘cents per kilometre’ claim are required to demonstrate that they worked out the number [...]