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First home-owners grant set to double

If you live in Victoria, you’ve probably heard the First Home Owner Grant will be doubled to $20,000 for new homes valued up to $750,000 from July 1.  We hope this is a sign of things to come Australia-wide, but the Opposition question how valuable this change will be, saying the Government should cut stamp […]

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Crackdown Coming: Work-Related Tax Deductions

THE government is plotting a crackdown on “creative” accountants who inflate work-related personal tax deductions. It’s more important than ever to ensure your tax return is handled with the utmost care. We’ve all heard a few horror stories of companies outsourcing their finances or tax needs to dodgy third-parties… the consequences can be horrific. If you […]

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Go from debit to credit: 7 easy steps

You’re reading this because somewhere along the lines, you spent more than all of your money. You may have failed to control your impulses. Or maybe you were unprepared for the unexpected and ended up with so much debt from medical expenses that you’re struggling to get by. Whatever the case may be, you have […]

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Company profits surge as wages fall

Official data show wages going backwards while company profits surged at the end of last year, with mining and construction leading the trend. Bureau of Statistics business indicators data for the December quarter show a massive 20.1 per cent surge in profits over the quarter, while wages fell 0.5 percent. The mining sector led the […]

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Outsourcing gains: Don’t just save time and money

Part of running a successful business means staying on top of your finances. In order to do that, you need to maintain accurate records of all the money – everything that goes in and out of your company. Yes, I know. It’s easier said than done… hence business owners simply hire a paraplanner to do […]

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15 reasons to consider outsourcing your paraplanning needs.

Everyday we’re asked why should our business consider paraplanning? Ultimately outsourcing paraplanning with NK Consultants increases Productivity, Customer Loyalty, Quality & Overall Value to your Business. In today’s economic environment where competition is extremely fierce and where businesses are pushed to practically do anything to survive, it is only practical to opt for options which can […]

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Ombudsman to call on banks to give small businesses three months’ notice before ending loans

 Australian banks would be required to give small businesses at least three months notice before ending or substantially changing their loan, if a recommendation by small business ombudsman is adopted. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has been “forensically” examining how the big banks treat their small business customers since August and her […]

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