Gearing Your Investment Property – How to Get it Right


Gearing Your Investment Property – How to Get it Right

August 24th, 2021

You may have heard the terms ‘Positive Gearing’ and ‘Negative Gearing’ regarding property investment when speaking to your mates around the barbecue or chatting with co-workers in the lunchroom. It often causes intense debate and confusion, particularly when everyone has different circumstances and goals. So how do you make the most of gearing? In thisread more

Getting Ahead of Your Next Tax Return

August 12th, 2021

The 2021-22 Financial Year is already several months old now (if you can believe that), and by now many taxpayers have their ducks in a row to lodge their tax return for 2020-21. But while that’s happening, clever business owners and salary earners are putting down the groundwork to make next years’ an absolute more

Working from Home Deductions at Tax Time – The ATO’s Crackdown Hotspot

May 27th, 2021

The new financial year is here, and the more organised among us are already planning the deductions we’re looking to claim for our 2020-21 tax return. Given that global circumstances changed the way many people worked throughout this financial year, there will be a noticeable shift in the types of deductions people claim – especiallyread more

Refresher: The Main Residence CGT Exemption

March 19th, 2021

When it comes to an important moment in your life like selling your family home, the last thing you want is to be slugged with an unnecessary tax liability. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is something that we’ve covered at length in a few previous articles (see here and here); but today we’ll dig a littleread more

Home-Based Businesses – Know your Deductions

November 6th, 2020

Now that another financial year has been and gone, it can be tempting to put tax to the back of your mind as you gear up for another busy year. However, if you’re running a business, particularly from home, it is crucial that you keep on top of what you can claim as a deductionread more

Deceased Estates & The Main Residence CGT Exemption

October 16th, 2020

When someone passes away, a wide range of financial considerations can arise. From funeral expenses and insurance policies to the tax implications around inherited assets, the associated complexities are most unwelcome at what is already a particularly stressful time. In this article, we’ll be focusing on that last example - particularly how Main Residence Capitalread more

McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update 2020/21

October 7th, 2020

Welcome to the 2020/21 McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update! In a year filled with uncertainty, turmoil, crisis, and economic downturn, the Morrison Government’s Budget was always poised to be one filled with recovery measures to get the Australian economy back on track – looking at both the short- and long-term. While the majority of theread more

COVID-19 Compliance at Tax Time

August 19th, 2020

Have you applied for COVID-19 stimulus payments for your business? Have you received the JobKeeper payment as an employee? Taken advantage of the Early Release of Super scheme? There are plenty of compliance-related considerations this tax season! After an unusual and challenging second half of the 2019/20 financial year, we’re certainly not out of theread more

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