The recent Queensland Government budget saw a number of changes introduced in relation to both commercial and residential properties.
The suite of changes, most of which took effect on June 16 2017, had some positives and some negatives.
The major positive for those on the lookout for their first home was the extension of the First Home Owner’s Grant. The temporary increase to the amount of the grant from $15,000 to $20,000 will be extended another six months.Read more
Here at Brandon and Gullo Lawyers we love to see what our great country has to offer. Being based on the Sunshine Coast and Innisfail, we are familiar with the beauty of the north and southeast Queensland coast, but the rest of Australia has just as much to offer! Why not check out what marvels are in our own backyard with these great driving trips?Read more
You have spent countless hours researching, gone to what feels like one thousand inspections and endured the highs and lows of house hunting, but now, finally, you’ve found your dream home!
Now you need to get down to the nitty-gritty, formal process of actually purchasing the property. Knowing the ins and outs, being able to handle deadlines and deciphering legal jargon can be difficult – this is where a conveyancer can help.Read more
If you have sustained an injury at work or in the course of your employment, we can assist you with making a claim for Workers’ Compensation, covering treatment, expenses and lost wages now and into the future.
At Brandon and Gullo Lawyers, we have extensive experience in workplace injury law. We take a client-first approach to our workplace injury matters to ensure that we can help you navigate your recovery, your claim and your future. Our no-win no-fee policy gives you confidence knowing you only have to pay legal fees if we win your claim.Read more
Did you know there are tax implications associated with providing free-ride services such as Uber? It’s something many people wanting to become Uber drivers don’t think about but popular second-income earning sources like Uber, Ebay & Airbnb are all subject to income tax.
When it comes to Uber, even if you earn under the $75,000 GST threshold you are still required to register for GST.Read more
Other than the obvious difficulty of wet, slippery roads, the weather impacts on our roads through reduced visibility, high winds and traffic delays. Wet road significantly increases the risk of an accident, and it is important for drivers to take extra caution to avoid accidents.
If you are involved in an accident, Brandon and Gullo Lawyers can help you with legal advice.
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When running a business it is easy to put unpaid bills to the back of your mind and give your debtors a bit more time, and hope they pay eventually.
Whilst that is certainly a noble stance, it does not necessarily make good business sense to forgo money that you worked hard to earn. Especially when cashflow is the lifeblood of every business!
When we get asked to assist a client with chasing a bad debt we usually start with a letter of demand. It is a simple and effective way to make your debtor aware that you will not merely sit back and wait for payment, you will not forgive the debt and will not stand for any more broken promises for payment. After all, you kept your part of the bargain – shouldn’t they?Read more
Are you an entrepreneur? A creative? Running a home-based business? Or simply just ‘sticking it to the man’? Regardless of whether you’re working the 9-5 in an office, your bedroom or by the pool – the government would also like to share in your successes.
Whilst almost nobody enjoys paying taxes, there are a few little tax incentives that the Government provides that could make a big difference to your bottom line. Generally, most expenses that a business incurs in producing income are claimable, so be sure to keep records of any spending that is business related!
Here are some tips to help keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket…Read more
Nobody enjoys paying bills – and registration bills for the majority of vehicle owners usually rank from ‘necessary expense’ at best to ‘absolute nightmare’ at worst. But did you know that there might be more than just the benefit of keeping your car on the road by paying your registration?Read more