As the workforce increasingly favours flexibility and good work-life balance, companies throughout Australia (and indeed the world) offer their employees the chance to work from home; while others set up their own business to take greater control over their working lives. With this flexibility in working from home, there are certain things that you canread more
It is pretty hard to believe that we are already in the final quarter of 2018! For individuals, the deadline for lodging your tax return is 31 October (if you are planning on doing so yourself) - only a few short weeks away! If you think you may be cutting it fine to get itread more
There were some changes to personal income tax rates and thresholds in the 2018-2019 Federal Budget compared to 2017-2018. Notably, the old $87,000 tax threshold has been increased to $90,000; while the amount of tax on incomes for the highest two brackets have changed slightly. See the personal income tax rate tables below. [table id=4read more
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
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
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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