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SMEs Must Speak To Both Their Accountant And Broker Before Purchasing Property

SMEs Must Speak To Both Their Accountant And Broker Before Purchasing Property

If the accountant and broker are working separately, neither parties will be informed of important details on their end.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

How Much Can You Claim On Your 2019 Return?

How Much Can You Claim On Your 2019 Return?

The ATO have sophisticated data matching tools which allow to identify any out-of-the-ordinary or ‘too high’ claims. 

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( Posted in: Tax )

The Difference Between Income Tax And Instalment Tax

The Difference Between Income Tax And Instalment Tax

If your business activity drops my suggestion is to go and talk to your accountant and they should be able to drop the amount per quarter that you have to pay.

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( Posted in: Tax )

60,000 Tip-Offs Helping The ATO To Find Tax Cheats

60,000 Tip-Offs Helping The ATO To Find Tax Cheats

Tip-offs to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have reached an all-time high with close to 60,000 tip-offs received between June and May 2019. 

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

Airbnb Renters To Be Under Tax Office Scrutiny

Airbnb Renters To Be Under Tax Office Scrutiny

Similarly to last year, users of the highly popular Airbnb platform will struggle to get away with illegal deductions on their 18/19 tax return.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Extension & Increase To The Instant Asset Write-Off For Small Businesses

Extension & Increase To The Instant Asset Write-Off For Small Businesses

The popular instant asset write-off for small business has been extended and increased.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Fringe Benefits Tax Is a Nuisance

Fringe Benefits Tax Is a Nuisance

It’s particularly frustrating for our small business clients, as they often have work-related car use or take their employees out for lunches or social functions.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Claiming Car Expenses: Cents Per Km or Logbook Method?

Claiming Car Expenses: Cents Per Km or Logbook Method?

From 1 July 2015, the ATO reduced your options for claiming car expenses down to two methods.

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( Posted in: Tax )

How Tax Planning Can Maximise Your Tax Return

How Tax Planning Can Maximise Your Tax Return

As tax advisors, the coming months are the most important time of the year. If you are a small business owner, you should consider this as a vital period for you too, because right now is when you are best to conduct your tax planning.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Our Pre-Election Tips & Advice

Our Pre-Election Tips & Advice

We’re two weeks out from the federal election, and it’s time to freeze.

Don’t do anything, small business people.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Three Must-Know Tips For Commercial Leases

Three Must-Know Tips For Commercial Leases

Commercial leases are a must for many small businesses, so these are my few tips to help you out before you get into tricky situations.

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

Three Must-Know Tips For Commercial Leases

Three Must-Know Tips For Commercial Leases

Commercial leases are a must for many small businesses, so these are my few tips to help you out before you get into tricky situations.

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

Do I Have To Pay GST On My Residential Property Development?

Do I Have To Pay GST On My Residential Property Development?

It’s easy to become confused about GST and how it applies to residential property developments.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Overcapitalising: What It Is And How To Avoid It

Overcapitalising: What It Is And How To Avoid It

As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term ‘overcapitalising’. But what exactly is it and why is it considered bad?

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

Warning For Tax On Overseas Income

Warning For Tax On Overseas Income

Do you earn income overseas? A recent case highlights why you might pay more tax than you thought on foreign income.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Amendments To Retirement Phase For Super

Amendments To Retirement Phase For Super

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018  passed both Houses on Tuesday, the  12th of February 2019.

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( Posted in: Superannuation )

Can I Use Superannuation To Pay For A Funeral?

Can I Use Superannuation To Pay For A Funeral?

Over the past months, I have written a number of articles on paying for the cost of a funeral. No discussion would be complete without considering superannuation after death. 

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( Posted in: Living Estate Planning )

ATO Increases Home Office Expenses Rate

ATO Increases Home Office Expenses Rate

Small businesses and taxpayers who run their office from their home will now be able to claim a larger rate for their running expenses.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Five Areas Of Concern For Growing Businesses In 2019

Five Areas Of Concern For Growing Businesses In 2019

If you’ve got a growing business, these are the main areas you need to be concerned with this year.

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( Posted in: Community )

No Tax Deductions If You Donít Meet Your Tax Obligations

No Tax Deductions If You Donít Meet Your Tax Obligations

New laws passed by parliament last month directly target the behaviour of taxpayers that don’t meet their obligations.

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( Posted in: Tax )

A Simple Guide To Small Business Loans

A Simple Guide To Small Business Loans

Small business loans can be great when you need to get your brand up and running or cover unexpected expenses. However, it’s useful to understand the difference between the available options before committing to one.

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( Posted in: Lending & Finance )

Accessing Your Super For Estate Planning Purposes

Accessing Your Super For Estate Planning Purposes

You normally can’t use your super until you reach your preservation age but there may be a way to have your super released early if you meet an eligibility requirement. In relation to estate planning the relevant tests would include;

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( Posted in: Living Estate Planning )

How Your Bank Calculates A Business Risk

How Your Bank Calculates A Business Risk

Just like you, banks are in business – and they don’t succeed by making bad deals. When they consider your loan application, they’re calculating the financial risk of entering into an arrangement with you.

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( Posted in: Lending & Finance )

ATO Continues To Knuckle Down On Property Claims

ATO Continues To Knuckle Down On Property Claims

If you own an investment property, it’s more important than ever that you know what you can and can’t claim in your tax return.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Four Areas The ATO Are Targeting In 2019

Four Areas The ATO Are Targeting In 2019

The tax office now have the best computer system that they’ve ever had, and they’re putting it to use on the Australian public. There are four things that the ATO won’t let slide in 2019.

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( Posted in: Tax )