Buying your own home

Buying your own home

If you are a potential first home buyer (FHB) you may be feeling disheartened by doom and gloom in the media as to whether younger generations will ever own their own home. There is no doubt house price to salary ratio was lower in the 70s and 80s – often seen...
The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation

Are you a member of one of the fastest growing demographic groups: the Sandwich Generation? Well you’re not alone. And the sandwich generation is growing! One notable authority on the subject has categorised three demographic groups affected by this issue: Traditional...
Starting Over…

Starting Over…

In Australia today around 1 in 3 marriages can be expected to end in divorce. With 77% of Australian couples also living together before getting married (and let’s face it – some don’t go the distance) the real impact of relationship breakdowns is likely to be...
Maximise Tax Deductions

Maximise Tax Deductions

According to the ATO there are around 1.9 million property investors in Australia and 2.7 million rental investment properties. Surprisingly, many landlords fail to claim all allowable tax deductions simply because they are unaware of all the expenses they can claim...
When is my BAS due?

When is my BAS due?

Business Activity Statements (BAS) can either be lodged monthly or quarterly. Lodgement dates depend on whether you, the client, lodge your BAS or whether Fitzpatrick Group lodges it. Monthly Statements A monthly BAS is generally due at the same time regardless of...