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Fortuna sponsors Edith Cowan University for the ‘Big Idea’ student competition

At Fortuna we strongly believe in building a better future for the next generation by empowering businesses and individuals that share this belief. Driven by this belief, we sponsored ‘The Big Idea’ competition, hosted by ECU at their Joondalup campus on the 25th of October. Run conjointly with the ECU School of Business and Law, The Big Idea […]

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Fortuna brings back national glory to WA – Wins IABCA 2018 SME of the Year

We are humbled to have succeeded in bringing back glory to WA yet again.  Fortuna Advisory Group won the prestigious 2018 SME of the Year award at the India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) held at the Brisbane City Hall on 12th October. Melvyn Gilbert received the award on behalf of the team. In […]

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Negative gearing: What does this really mean?

If you’ve heard the term ‘negatively geared’ thrown around, not knowing what in the world was being spoken of and always had it fly right over you, then please read on. It may have far arching effects on your pocket and  how much tax you ultimately pay. In simple terms, negative gearing is when you […]

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Little Known Tax Savings to Lower What You Owe

Trying to figure out how much money you can save on your taxes can be difficult, especially since the tax guidelines seem to change just slightly every year.  While it might seem like you have a number months to prepare the information for your taxes, the reporting deadline will arrive faster than it seems like […]

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High alert issued over myGov scam

The National Cyber Security Alliance website – ‘Stay Safe Online’ has issued a high alert concerning a bogus myGov email. The email promises taxpayers a tax refund but instead is being used to steal financial and personal information. The email has the subject line, ‘Important information regarding your account’, has the myGov logo and claims […]

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Dinesh takes charge as the President of Wanneroo Business Association

We are excited to have our Managing Director, Dinesh Aggarwal, as the new president of the prestigious Wanneroo Business Association (WBA). The new board was appointed during the AGM held on 18th of July 2018 and was witnessed by members of the Wanneroo small business community. The city of Wanneroo Mayor- Tracy Roberts also graced […]

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End Of FY Income Tax Return Checklists

Click on the checklist that applies to you below to find out what you need to have ready pre-tax lodgment . INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURN CHECKLIST BUSINESS RETURN CHECKLIST While it can be tempting to put off completing your tax return, the sooner you know what your tax liability is, the better you can budget to pay […]

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Tax Time Tips for Small Businesses

Tax Time Tips: Small Business Tips for the closed financial year Now that we’re into a new financial year, you’re probably still cleaning your books to meet with your Accountant and talk about your tax liability for last year. Here are 7 simple tips that might perhaps help you to reduce your taxes payable.   1: Remember to […]

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ATO changing GST collection for some property transactions

As of the 1st of July 2018, those who purchase new residential premises or potential residential land need to withhold an amount from the purchase price and pay it directly to the ATO on or before settlement. Click here to read more about the transitional rules that apply and how the change may affect you.

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Fortuna at the Australian Accounting Awards 2018

A remarkable effort indeed! We are proud to have emerged as finalists in 3 categories of the prestigious Australian Accounting Awards 2018 : Business Advisory Firm of the year Diversified Firm of the year and Marketing Program of the year The award ceremony was held on 1st June at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney. Our excitement went […]

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