Travelling for work often means tax deductions – great news at tax time, especially if you aren’t keen to line the tax man’s pockets with any more money than absolutely necessary. But what happens when you get it wrong? Intentionally or otherwise, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is becoming increasingly vigilant when it comes toread more
Amongst all of the different areas the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) cracks down on from time to time, it can be hard to know what applies to you and what doesn’t. But for those receiving income from sources overseas, the ATO has recently provided guidance that aims to alleviate the confusion and ensure that everyoneread more
Does your business employ trainees? If so, be aware that the payroll tax exemption for trainee wages has now been removed. As payroll tax is self-assessed, the onus is on you as an employer to ensure the information you provide to the government is correct, and that you comply with your tax obligations. The Departmentread more
Employee travel has long caused employers headaches when it comes to Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and claiming deductions. For those organisations that require employees to travel fairly regularly for things like meetings, seminars and other events, providing this travel is often a great way to ensure that your team get where they need to goread more
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
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
Have you ever thought about subdividing your family property, rather than buying another piece of land to do the same? Make sure you’re aware of all of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) implications of taking this route. CGT can already be a complex area for the uninitiated, and this is certainly no different when itread more
Are you thinking about taking on a franchise? Many Australians become franchisees of large companies to leverage existing brand power and customers, whilst also giving themselves the opportunity to run their own small business. As attractive as this type of business setup might look, it is crucial to understand all the related tax obligations, feesread more
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