Options to consider before declaring bankruptcy

Options to consider before declaring bankruptcy

Businesses struggling with debt may feel like declaring bankruptcy is their only option. Premature bankruptcy is an unfortunately common scenario but there are ways businesses can deal with unmanageable debt before declaring bankruptcy. Temporary Debt Protection (TDP) Businesses with debt they can’t pay or are being taken action against by unsecured creditors can apply for…

Divorce and splitting your SMSF assets

Divorce and splitting your SMSF assets

Running an SMSF under regular circumstances comes with enough compliance obligations as it is. Adding divorce or separation into the equation can raise even more legal and tax issues that need to be addressed. The breakdown of your relationship does not absolve you from your responsibilities as an SMSF trustee; you are still expected to…

Claiming self education expense deductions

Claiming self-education expense deductions

Individuals upskilling and educating themselves during these down times may be eligible to claim a deduction for their self-education expenses. The deductions apply to self-education activities that are directly related to an individual’s work as an employee. In the case that individuals are looking to claim self-education expenses based on a course’s relation to their…