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7 things to embrace today to lead you to a better tomorrow.

March 8, 2019

Our Firm founder, General Manager and all-around superwomen, Karen Gullo, sat down and shared 7 things she has learnt over the years. While it might be International Women’s Day, we think these things are applicable for both the sexes!

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Tips for Avoiding End-of-Year Debt

December 4, 2018

The holidays are a wonderful time of year but with them comes so many expectations and potential obligations that it’s important to consider the cost and make a plan.
According to Finders, Aussies totalled over $29 billion in credit card debt in December 2017. It seems CRAZY and yes, it’s a massive number but with all of the ads and pressures we sometimes feel, it can be easy to lose track of our spending this time of year. Holiday parties, travel, decorations and gifts are just a few of the things that start to accumulate and can turn into unnecessary stress but, it IS avoidable and you CAN set yourself up to start 2019 strong.

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Protect Your Kids By Securing Their Device

August 2, 2018

Hands up if you have a kid with access to a device! With so much access to everything at their fingertips, it can be hard to know what your kids are seeing and doing. So, if you want a little peace of mind, there are a few things you can do before they start swiping and scrolling away. Whether your kids have an Android or an Apple device, take a moment to get to know their device so you are better equipped to monitor their activity. Enabling specific restrictions doesn’t limit them from the benefits of their devices, it just allows them to use them more safely (and gives YOU a little peace of mind).

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You NEED A Will: Blended Families

July 20, 2018

There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to estate planning because the dynamics and needs within families evolve and change over time.

Recently, we met with a client who was concerned about providing for their current partner and their children from a previous relationship. Our client wanted to make sure their children received a benefit whilst also protecting their current partner from any conflict or claim against them.

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What to do if an Airbnb host cancels your booking

June 25, 2018

Booking a holiday soon? Airbnb can be a great option whether booking an entire home or just a room, but there is always a chance your booking could get cancelled; in fact, it is the TOP complaint on their website.

Frustrating and inconvenient as it might be, you have two options…

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The Great Escape – The Best Aussie Road Trips

August 14, 2017

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?

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Considering becoming an Uber driver?

May 4, 2017

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.

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Working from home: what you can and can’t claim!

February 16, 2017

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…

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“So you’re saying I can get more out of my rego?”

November 1, 2016

“SO YOU’RE SAYING I CAN GET MORE OUT OF MY REGO?” NOBODY enjoys paying bills – and registration bills for the majority of vehicle owners usually ranks 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? Compulsory Third Party insurance (commonly abbreviated to CTP) is built into your registration fee, but surprisingly few vehicle owners understand the benefit of this insurance – or even what it represents. In Queensland, CTP provides an insurance policy that covers for personal injury caused by, through or in connection with the use of an insured motor vehicle. An injured third party has a right seek monetary compensation from the person ‘at fault’ for the personal injury and other related losses. This means that if you have been injured, you can apply for compensation relating to health expenses and economic losses that have occurred from the injury – providing you are not at fault. This proved to be the case for Jadon who had been caught up in a nasty prang driving home from work. As a result of the accident, Jadon required regular visits to the physiotherapist and time away from work. As he was not at fault and was eligible to claim for CTP insurance, all of his subsequent visits to the physiotherapist were covered by insurance. If something has happened to you or someone you know on the road within the last 3 years, contact us here at Brandon & Gullo Lawyers. Blayde or Ash will be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible to submit a CTP claim. For more information on Compulsory Third Party Insurance, please visit https://maic.qld.gov.au/ctp-scheme/

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AIRBNB: What You Need To Know

November 1, 2016

AIRBNB: TAX MUST-KNOWS BEFORE YOU LET STRANGERS IN YOUR HOME

Previously reserved for your friend that “accidentally” stayed the night or that long-lost relative you’re not sure is actually related to you, couch surfing has now become trendy. Indeed, the sharing economy is booming and growing quickly with services such as Uber and AirBnb quickly becoming part of our everyday life. Services such as these, and others utilise ordinary citizens’ homes and cars and turn them into mini-hostels – granting these sharp owners additional income whilst granting travellers monetary savings and “live in” experience.

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