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The low down on the NSW Shared Equity Scheme

The NSW government has announced a $780.4 million Shared Equity Scheme aimed at helping some home buyers by reducing the upfront and ongoing costs of taking out a home loan.

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What tax deductions can you claim on your investment property

Many of us have heard of terms such as 'negative gearing' and 'capital gains tax exemption' but there may be other deductibles that you have overlooked. It is important to take the time to do the research and see how these and other deductions can be applied to your property.

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The Family Law court encourages alternative dispute resolution

On 1 September 2021 there were significant changes to the Family Law court and processes. Some of the most significant changes have been the Court’s push for parties involved in a family law dispute to resolve their matters through alternative dispute resolution. 

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Inherited property may be exempt from capital gains tax

If you have inherited a property and are preparing to sell, you need to understand the tax treatment for capital gains tax.

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Are your contractors actually employees?

Many business owners assume that if they hire independent contractors they will not be responsible for PAYG withholding and other employer obligations, however in some cases genuine contractors can be treated as if they were employees.

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Education, Skills & Training deductions in the 2022 - 23 budget

The 2022 - 23 budget to include a $120 deduction for every $100 spent on skills and training

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Divorce, Superannuation and the Gender Divide

New legislation will help prevent superannuation assets from being hidden during divorce proceedings.

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Stephen Zahr recognised by Doyle's Guide best lawyers list

Zahr Partners recognised by Doyle's Guide for the fourth consecutive year

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Tax exemption for ‘granny flat’ arrangements

To protect older Australians, the Government has moved to formalise ‘granny flat arrangements’ by providing an incentive to protect all parties in the arrangement.

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NSW business support package announced

The NSW Government has announced a $1bn support package for struggling NSW small businesses.

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Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments rules change

The rules for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment changed on 18 January 2022.

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The New Lifetime Director IDs

Directors will be required to register for a unique identification number that they will keep for life, much like a tax file number under a rewrite of Australia’s business registers.

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The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Rules – what are my obligations?

With the merger of the former Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia on 1 September 2021 into the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) came a new amalgamated set of Rules known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court Rules of Australia 2021.

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What are my options as a first home buyer?

Let us clear up the confusion: what, how, when and how much am I entitled to as a first home buyer.

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The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

On 1st September 2021, the former Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia merged to create the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). But what does that mean for family law matters?

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