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How can surgeons take best advantage of government incentive schemes, should they be deferring paying their 2019 tax bills and is it too late to take a more defensive stand on superannuation funds? They are just some of the key questions posed by Walshs’ Simon Farmer and Hugh Walsh in a special video presentation aimed
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs The Federal Government announced on 30 March, 2020, that it will introduce a business support package to help employers continue to employ their staff where the business has been affected by Coronavirus. The JobKeeper payment is designed to keep those currently employed in their jobs and legislation to approve it will
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisors The Coronavirus Stimulus Packages announced over the past week by Federal and State governments and the Australian Banking Association have major implications for small and medium businesses. Key items of interest for our clients are: BANK LOANS Bank loan repayments: The Australian Banking Association
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By Simon Farmer, Managing Director and Founder Walshs Financial Planning Wow, what a difference 14 trading days makes.  That is the length of time it has taken for around 25% of value to be wiped of the ASX and the Dow Jones! The panic selling off the back of the Coronavirus outbreak is the worst
By Michael Walsh, CEO, Walshs The Coronavirus Stimulus Package, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has major implications for small and medium businesses. While the $750 payments to pensioners and people getting Newstart, Carer’s Allowance and Family Tax Benefits should flow through to the business community, it is the supercharging of the instant asset write-off,
Thirty-three enthusiastic members of the ‘Walshs Warriors’ team took to the streets of Brisbane’s CBD yesterday to raise money for services and breast cancer research at the Mater Hospital as part of the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run. The team was completing the run in support of Walshs’ team member, Rachael Brooks-Donald, who is
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By Hugh Walsh, Partner of Walshs Access to the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) online portal using AUSkey will no longer be offered from 1st April, meaning any business which uses this system needs to implement some simple changes before this date to reduce disruption to the business. Future access to the online portal will only
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This Sunday, 8 March, 33 members of the ‘Walshs Warriors’ International Women’s Day Fun Run team will proudly run, jog or walk the six or ten kilometre course around Brisbane CBD wearing their bright pink t-shirts. The team will be completing the run in support of Walshs’ team member, Rachael Brooks-Donald, who is bravely fighting
By Peter Hodgson, Financial Planner with Walshs If you work in Queensland’s hospital system and have changed which hospital you work at in the past year, you may be entitled to significant tax savings through your salary packaging, while Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) may be eligible for a substantial Vocational Training Subsidy. It is important
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By Simon Farmer, Partner of Walshs From 31 March 2020, a raft of new changes around the design and pricing of Income Protection insurance (IP) will come into effect and it is essential those working in Queensland’s health sector know exactly what this means for them. The changes focus, in particular, on Agreed Value contracts

Pink Run for Breast Cancer

When Walshs’ team member Rachael Brooks-Donald was diagnosed with breast cancer late in 2019, it didn’t take long for our team to rally around her. Inspired by Rachael’s positive attitude and fighting spirit, 33 staff members have already signed up to take part in RACQ’s International Women’s Day Fun Run as part of the ‘Walshs
When Walshs’ team member, Trish Cumming, started looking for a charity for our team to support over the Christmas period she wanted to ensure that the charity she chose would support our local Brisbane community, and the people in our city, in a very real and meaningful way. When she first saw the Brisbane Basket