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- Business Operations in the New Environment Insolvency Laws Reform The government has acknowledged that, in many instances, entrepreneurs will fail several times before they “make it” and the enterprises will usually learn a lot in the process. To help these entrepreneurs to succeed the government has indicated it will require a “cultural shift”. The government wants to encourage Australians to take... Read more » 21.01.2016 | Read more
- Supporting Innovation through Visas The government has indicated that a high performing innovative nation needs skilled talented people to drive ideas from research to commercial reality. To assist this process the government intends to enhance the current Visa system through: a new Entrepreneur’s Visa for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and financial backing; pathways to permanent residence for post-graduate research... Read more » 21.01.2016 | Read more
- Business Review The end of another calendar year is a good time to do some thinking about what’s happening in your business. The first Business driver to be considered should probably be your Customer / Clients and questions to address are:- Is your business giving your clients a great experience? Are you developing efficient information and knowledge... Read more » 22.12.2015 | Read more
- Building a new home? Is it exempt from CGT? There is a concession in the CGT rules that can allow a taxpayer to treat a property as their “main residence” even though it does not yet have a dwelling. It is a widely recognised fact that a capital gains tax (CGT) exemption applies to a taxpayer’s principal or main residential property. And one of... Read more » 16.12.2015 | Read more
- 5 tips for a tax-free Christmas work party Christmas will be here before we know it, and it is likely that better organised employers will already be thinking about their work celebration preparations. While you should feel free to pop a champagne cork or three for your employees, make sure that you don’t get the tax hangover; particularly with fringe benefit tax and... Read more » 2.11.2015 | Read more
- SuperStream SuperStream is part of the government’s superannuation reform package. SuperStream will provide a consistent, reliable electronic method of transacting linked data and payments for superannuation. The goal is to improve the efficiency of the superannuation system, to improve the timeliness of processing of rollovers and contributions and reduce the number of lost accounts and unclaimed... Read more » 14.10.2015 | Read more
- Rental property claims that are often misunderstood The Tax Office has found that there are some landlords who may not be entirely sure about whether they are correctly claiming their rental property deductions. In particular, it has found that many property investors are making simple mistakes that could be avoided with a little guidance. The Tax Office has identified some of the... Read more » 7.10.2015 | Read more
- Do Something Different! As a business operator, you need to be continually thinking about new marketing techniques. • How do you get your foot in the door? • How do you get someone’s attention? The key is to do something different that adds value to the relationship. You need to develop a strategy that would get you through... Read more » 21.09.2015 | Read more
- If you think the taxman is wrong, here’s what you can do You are allowed to disagree with the Tax Office, if they have disallowed the self-assessment of your tax position. If you believe your tax assessment is incorrect, the first step is straight forward and pretty informal. You contact us and we start making inquiries. If we still believe the assessment is wrong, or if you... Read more » 7.09.2015 | Read more
- Leaving Australia for work? Beware of your tax residency status Thousands of Australians head offshore each year to expand their horizons and a lucky few will fund their adventure by working overseas. Some may live overseas and work for an extended period, but there can often be confusion about the tax implications for taxpayers who take advantage of such offshore opportunities. More… 7.09.2015 | Read more