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- Stay Alert For Scams & Fraud The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is committed to educating taxpayers on how to protect themselves against tax scams and identity theft. More… 15.12.2017 | Read more
- Mediation For Family Business Family and business systems are fundamentally different. Put them together and everything from planning and problem solving to decision making and conflict resolution become more complicated. Mediation, using an independent expert to manage family negotiations, can help. More… 16.11.2017 | Read more
- Tax & Christmas Party Planning Christmas will be here before we know it, with smarter business owners already planning their end-of-year festivities. Celebrating the season can be team-building or just a bit of fun, but the well-prepared business owner will also know that a little tax planning can help make sure there’s no unforeseen tax problems. More… 6.11.2017 | Read more
- Business’ Duty Of Care The very unfortunate death of a 15-year-old boy whilst he was utilising weightlifting equipment whilst working out at a Brisbane gym has highlighted business management duty of care to ensure that business premises/workplaces are safe. More… 19.10.2017 | Read more
- Cashflow Coaching Kit Launched by ATO Over the past 12 months, the ATO has been developing the Cashflow Coaching Kit, which has been trialled by select accountants with their small business clients across the country. The aim of this kit is to provide accountants with resources, flash cards and some basic ideas to help small business clients manage their cashflow which... Read more » 11.10.2017 | Read more
- Considering ride-sharing for income? Tips & traps Have you or someone you know considered taking up ride-sharing (also called ride-sourcing) to earn extra income, or even as an alternative form of employment? When providing ride-sharing services through Uber or GoCatch and other facilitators for a fare, there are things you will need to know, and traps you need to be aware of.... Read more » 4.10.2017 | Read more
- Do You Need To Lodge Your Tax Return Early? If you are planning to permanently move out of the country before the end of this financial year, you may be able to have your tax return lodged early. Generally, the ATO only accepts early lodgement of individual tax returns in certain circumstances. More… 5.09.2017 | Read more
- Guide To The Current Rules For Drivers Using A Mobile Phone Regardless of who owns the phone or the vehicle, if your employees use mobile phones for work communication, then you need a strong, up-to-date policy banning electronic device use while driving. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work fatalities and employees who use mobile phones for work while driving pose serious risks to themselves,... Read more » 18.08.2017 | Read more
- Deductions for Finance on a Rental Property Interest can be claimed for the cost of funds borrowed to purchase a rental property and to meet maintenance costs or running expenses while the rental property is being let (or is available to be let) under a commercial arrangement to generate assessable income. In these circumstances the interest paid is deductible even if it... Read more » 9.08.2017 | Read more
- Residential Property Investor Post Budget Changes Overview In the 2017 – 18 Federal Budget on 9 May 2017, the Government, announced some proposed changes relating to plant and equipment deductions. They are significant, but since then, we’ve had time to review how this could affect residential property investors. The proposed changes won’t have any effect on properties that are already owned. It... Read more » 9.08.2017 | Read more