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- 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
- ATO waves a red flag on deductions for holiday rentals Just when many Australians are considering getting away for a mid-winter break, the ATO is reminding taxpayers that it is paying close attention to rental properties located in popular holiday destinations around Australia. The ATO recently issued a statement saying that last year it identified a large number of mistakes with deductions for rental properties,... Read more » 7.07.2017 | Read more
- Superannuation Watchout – Year End Contributions By Employers Employers need to be particularly vigilant in ensuring that all employee Superannuation guarantee and salary sacrifice payments are made well before 30 June 2017, for the following reasons: – All Fund member contribution caps reduce to $25,000 from 1 July 2017 (down from either $30,000 < age 50 or $35,000 if > age 49 in... Read more » 16.06.2017 | Read more
- Can You Differentiate Your Business? An important and ongoing task for management is to ensure that you can differentiate your business from your competitors. When you are developing a Capability Statement you need to be writing it so that you will “stand out from the crowd”. More…. 25.05.2017 | Read more
- The CGT implications of subdividing and building on the family property Given the state of the property market in Australia these days, a not-uncommon situation can arise where a residential property owner seeks to demolish and subdivide the block containing the family home and build residential units. More… 22.05.2017 | Read more
- Gumtree or Facebook Group Sourced Assets, and the realities of making a claim A recent case before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) brought into focus a growing phenomenon that you should keep in mind for work-related or business expense deduction claims, especially where the acquisition of claimable assets is made in a certain way. More… 28.04.2017 | Read more
- Business Activity Statement Changes Coming The Australian government has announced changes to Business Activity Statements (BAS) to operate from 1 July 2017. Business Activity Statements are being simplified for small businesses and will only require small businesses to report: • GST on Sales • GST on Purchases • Total Sales More… 28.04.2017 | Read more