Your Life Talks - Aged Care Quality Standards

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In Australia, from July 1, 2019, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission requires all organisations providing aged care services to be compliant with the new Aged Care Quality Standards. [1] These will now apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care and services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

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8 First Home Buyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is perhaps the biggest financial commitment of your life, and it’s important to establish a good foundation for your financial and personal future. Yet there are many pitfalls for an inexperienced home buyer, and these mistakes can be costly in the long term.

Here are some of the most common home buying mistakes:

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What can I claim as a Tax Deduction

As a nurse it's often confusing knowing what you can and cannot claim as a tax deduction.  The amazing team at YOUTax have provided us with information to help you get it right.  

Tax Deductions for nurses, midwives and direct carers can include:

  • Car expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Clothing expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Meal expenses
  • Phone expenses

There are also those 'other expenses' that you may not have considered.

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Preparation is KEY to buying your first home

There are a number of things you can do, in preparation of securing your Home Loan Approval.  

  1. Conduct your own Credit Check, on yourself.
  2. Consolidate and organise existing debt.
  3. Organise your finances, prepare a budget.
  4. Stay on top of your financial obligations and reduce credit card debt.
  5. Organise and prepare your paperwork, such as tax returns and bank statements.
  6. Show stability in your life - spending habits, workplace, address etc.
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Can I claim laundry and dry cleaning as a tax deduction?   

As a nurse it's often confusing knowing what you can and cannot claim as a tax deduction.  The amazing team at YOUTax have provided us with information to help you get it right. 

You can claim a deduction for the cost of laundering and dry-cleaning eligible work clothes, including:

  • compulsory uniforms
  • single items of compulsory clothing
  • non-compulsory uniforms or corporate wardrobe
  • protective clothing.
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