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Here are some links which you may find helpful.

Two of the links provide information from Scripture on the Stewardship of Money and Possessions. Surprisingly, the Bible has a lot to say about this - possibly these links may be a useful resource for further study!!

Baptist Union of Australia

Link includes access to all Baptist Unions in Australia and National Baptist Agencies.

Deeming for Pensioners

The Commonwealth Department of Human Services provides information about deeming and their rules and what it means for pensioners.

Financial Counselling Services

If you are experiencing difficulty in managing loan or other credit arrangements, or know of someone who needs help to manage their debts, Wesley Mission provides a Creditline Counselling and advocacy service at various centres on this link - Phone 1800 808 488 from anywhere in Australia for more information.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

As the only charitable provider of free debt management in Australia, CAP exists to address the problem of poverty and social exclusion caused by over-indebtedness.  Cal 1300 227 000 for more information.

Funeral Savings Accounts

The Commonealth Department of Human Services provides details on Funeral Bonds to assit in the preparations you can make for your funeral expenses. A BFS Funeral Savings account is intended to meet these requirements.

GST may apply to the Sale or Purchase of Church Property

Taxation Office booklet on how the GST will apply to the sale of business property, including Church property.

Money, Biblical Stewardship

Bible passages on stewardship for reflection.

Money, Quotes & Promises for Reflection

What does the Bible say about Money?? Bible Quotes & Promises with inspiration quotes from famous people.

Money, The Truth about

A message for reflection about the stewardship of Time and Money.

Solicitors in NSW for Church Loans

Information and contact details for the legal firm acting for BFS in preparing mortgage securities for loans to Churches in NSW.

Solicitors in Victoria for Church Loans

Information and contact details for the legal firm acting for BFS in preparing mortgage securities for loans to Churches in Victoria.

Solicitors in Western Australia for Church Loans

Information and contact details for the legal firm acting for BFS in preparing mortgage securities for loans to Churches in Western Australia.

Stamp Duty in NSW on Transfer of Property 

Calculator to determine estimated Stamp Duty payable on transfer of property in New South Wales.

Stamp Duty in NSW on Mortgages

 Calculator to determine estimated Stamp Duty payable on Mortgages in New South Wales.

Stamp Duty in SA on Transfer of Property

Calculator to determine estimated Stamp Duty payable on transfer of property in South Australia.

Stamp Duty in Tasmania on Transfer of Property

Calculator to determine estimated Stamp Duty payable on transfer of property in Tasmania.

Stamp Duty in Victoria on Mortgages and Transfer of Property


Calculator to determine estimated stamp duty payable on transfer of Victorian Land. The Victorian Govt abolished stamp duty on mortgages effected on or after 1 July 2004.

Stamp Duty in WA on Transfer of Property

Calculator to determine estimated Stamp Duty payable on transfer of property in Western Australia.

TFN & ABN information for Savings Accounts & Investments

Taxation requirements regarding interest paid on client accounts.

TFN Application for Deceased Estate

Quoting a TFN for accounts held for a deceased person will avoid PAYG Withholding Tax on interest paid.

TFN Application for an Individual

Quoting a Tax File Number (TFN) to BFS will avoid BFS having to deduct PAYG Withholding Tax from of 46.5% on interest paid. We recommend also that a TFN be obtained for any child under 18 years where an account is held with BFS in the child's name as PAYG Withholding Tax may also be required to be deducted from some interest paid amounts. An Application form can be ordered online from the Australian Taxation Office by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: http://individuals.iorder.com.au/ilogin.aspx.

TFN withholding tax on accounts and investments held by non-profit organisations

Taxation office requirements regarding interest paid to Non-Profit entities, including Churches.

Establish a Deductible Gift Recipient Christian Education Building Fund


Taxation Guidelines for establishment of a Sunday School or an Education/School Building Fund for which donations may be tax deductible. Contact BFS for further information.  These rules changed in February 2013 - see link below to Church Treasurer's Guide sponsored by BFS: http://www.youraccountant.com.au/articles/articles_2011/building_funds

Taxation Regulations on Childrens Accounts

Australian Taxation Office information on the taxation of interest on children's accounts, tax file number and date of birth options to avoid the application by BFS of withholding tax on interest and tax return obligations.

Taxation of Interest Earned on Child's Account

Fact sheet from the Australian Taxation Office on who is responsible to declare interest earned on a child's account.

Application for a Refund of Tax Withheld from Interest Paid by a Financial Institution in Australia

Australian Taxation Office form to claim a refund on amount/s withheld from Interest paid by a financial institution where:

- an organisation (Church) or person is exempt from tax; and

- the organisation or person did not quote a TFN, ABN or details of exemption to the financial institution before 30 June after amounts were withheld.

induemoney Cheq Accounts

This is the link to the induemoney Cheq Account website for individuals and organisations (other than Baptist entities) who would like access to a cheque account. These accounts are managed by BFS as Agent for Indue Limited.

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