Good News story – home loan arrears continue to decline

There are many articles in the press that are pessimistic and depressing regarding home loan borrowers. This article proves there is good news as well. Australian home loan arrears fell during the month of October, continuing the trend from previous months, according to S & P Global Ratings. Australian home loan arrears for prime residential mortgage-backed securities fell to 1.04% in October. This is below the October average of 1.13%…  Read more

Merry Christmas from everyone at Allan Hall

The Partners and staff at Allan Hall would like to thank all our clients, staff and community for your support throughout the year and would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New year break. Please note the Allan Hall offices will close at midday on Friday 22nd December and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd January. Happy holidays to all!    Read more

Allan Hall celebrates 60 years of service with 60 Acts of Kindness

Allan Hall is extremely proud to be celebrating our 60th anniversary in the 2017/18 financial year and we have chosen to celebrate this outstanding milestone with 60 Acts of Kindness. Our goal is to give back to our clients and the community on the Northern Beaches and beyond who have supported our firm throughout our history. We would like to do this with at least ‘60 Acts of Kindness’ throughout our…  Read more

Tax implications of Gifts

As Christmas approaches, many of us have started thinking about Christmas gifts to show our appreciation to our valued clients and employees. Understanding the tax implication of gifts can be important as we don’t want your generosity to cause you unwanted tax consequences. Client Gifts Gifts to clients are always tax deductible, and not subject to FBT, but that is only if they are a genuine gift eg. a Christmas…  Read more

Christmas & Summer holidays: common employment issues

Employers often have to deal with unique workplace issues relating to the Christmas–New Year period and summer school holidays. So, with Christmas just around the corner, it is opportune to re-visit some of the more common employment-related issues that can occur. Industrial instrument determines penalty rate The declaration of a public holiday by a state or territory government determines the day on which an employee has a day off with…  Read more

Mark O’Connell wins Adviser of the Year award

  Mark O’Connell, who heads up our Allan Hall Financial Planning team, was named “Consultum Adviser of the Year” at the 2017 annual Consultum National Conference. The award, presented to Mark on Hamilton Island in October 2017 among all his Consultum peers, recognises outstanding Authorised Representatives who have gone the extra mile in providing professional financial advisory services to their clients. This award was one of four presented across a…  Read more

Allan Hall Business Advisors wins three major awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors was extremely proud to win the major award of Best Accounting Firm in Australia and New Zealand and to be the overall winner of Best Professional Services Firm (revenue under $50 million) in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards. In 2017, our partner, Scott Somerville took out another major win in these awards, winning Most Client Focused Accountant in Australia and New Zealand.

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