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Payment Summary Changes under STP

July 19th, 2018

As we’ve covered a few times over the past year, Single Touch Payroll (STP) is well and truly upon us. For employers with 20 or more employees as at 1 April 2018, STP must be implemented; while employers with 19 or fewer employees at 1 April 2018 can opt in at any time between nowread more

In The Media – Ian Gath hits the airwaves on Michael Worthington’s show “In Conversation”

July 11th, 2018

Recently, our resident Superannuation Specialist Ian Gath was the special guest on Michael Worthington's "In Conversation" program. He discusses the current Superannuation landscape, Estate Planning, investment portfolios, and how his passion for Superannuation and Estate Planning has helped him establish himself as a leading professional in the field. Enjoy!  read more

McKinley Plowman’s Top Tax Time Tips

July 3rd, 2018

Tax time is upon us! While this isn’t necessarily a time of year most people get excited about, something that motivates most people is a potential tax refund. Even in situations where you might not be eligible for a refund, legally reducing your taxable income to minimise your tax liability is always a bonus. Nowread more

Housing Affordability Update

June 25th, 2018

The affordability of housing is often a pretty good indicator of economic performance overall, particularly as it involves income, expenditure, employment and government initiatives/funding. Reports from the March quarter this year have shown an improvement in housing affordability nationally over the previous quarter, particularly with the proportion of household income required to meet loan repaymentsread more

McKinley Plowman Payment Gateway – Now Available!

June 25th, 2018

The McKinley Plowman Payment Gateway is now open! At McKinley Plowman, we’re always looking for ways to make your life a little easier. With this in mind, we’re excited to introduce our new Payment Gateway, which allows you to make credit card payments to us 24/7, over a 100% secure network that complies with theread more

Super Guarantee Amnesty – What does it mean for your business?

June 18th, 2018

Do you think you may have outstanding Superannuation contributions owing on behalf of your employees? If so, read on – you may well have a chance to rectify the issues whilst avoiding late payment penalties. What are the details? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has estimated that $2.85 billion is currently owed in late orread more

Claiming Work-Related Car Expenses

May 14th, 2018

Have you ever claimed work-related car expenses? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is increasingly concerned about taxpayers making false claims, whether inadvertent or deliberate, and will be focusing on it closely. According to the ATO, around 3.5 million made work-related car expense claims last year, totalling around $8.8 billion. As this is such a highread more

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