When you run a business that deals with the personal information of clients or customers, you are expected to maintain the security of that data to ensure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Similarly, your clients understandably expect that their sensitive information will be well protected and only accessed by those who are supposedread more
Amongst all the communication a business has with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), it is perhaps understandable that some things can be overlooked. While every effort should be made to take on board all information from the ATO, a Director Penalty Notice (DPN) is one of the most important things not to miss. This willread more
When it comes to industries or areas of particular interest, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is relatively transparent about changes or increases in audit activity. Similarly, the media tends to have its finger on the button to report any news of this sort to the public. There are a few key areas which can expectread more
The ATO receives around 20,000 reports each year from people who believe their employer has either not paid or underpaid compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG). In 2015-16 the ATO investigated 21,000 cases raising $670 million in SG and penalties. The ATO’s own risk assessments suggest that between 11% and 20% of employers could be non-compliant withread more
Last 9 May 2017, Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down the 2017/2018 Federal Budget. Whilst housing affordability is the budget’s centrepiece, there are significant measures affecting both individual taxpayers and businesses. McKinley Plowman is pleased to present the MP+ 2017/2018 Budget Update. This update provides insight on the proposed tax and superannuation changes whichread more
Estate planning isn’t everybody’s favourite topic however, this will guarantee that your loved ones are taken care of in the event of your passing. It can vary from simple to complex, depending on the assets involved or which needs are to be addressed. To protect the wealth that you’ve built for your family, here areread more
We recently sent our business clients information about our popular tax planning service. Click here for the details. If our tax planning service interests you, please contact us now as time is running out. To assist you further we’ve outlined various strategies to minimise your tax: Consider the timing of income If possible and ifread more
Given the ATO has access to so much information, this serves as a timely reminder for businesses who purchase tax deductible assets from peer to peer websites such as Gumtree, Trading Post or on Facebook groups. To help you avoid having troubles substantiating your claims with the ATO, we’ve listed below tips on how youread more
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