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Differentiating Between Repairs & Maintenance and Capital Improvements

July 18th, 2022

With tax time upon us, many individuals, business owners and their accountants are looking at which expenses can be deducted from last financial year’s tax return. An important part of this endeavour is to ensure that you can accurately determine whether work done on an investment property, business premises, plant, machinery or tools falls underread more

Important Payroll & Superannuation Updates

June 28th, 2022

As we wave goodbye to another Financial Year, it is important that you are aware of the important updates to payroll and superannuation that took effect from 1 July 2022. In this article, we’ll look at the changes and what you may need to be prepared for now that they are in force. Superannuation Guarantee One ofread more

Section 100A – How the ATO’s Crackdown on Family Trusts Might Impact You

March 30th, 2022

For years, many Australians, particularly those operating businesses, have used family trust structures as a wealth creation vehicle. The ATO has previously put trust distributions and their tax treatment under the microscope but have now refocused their attention to Section 100A ‘Reimbursement Agreements’. This could significantly impact on the overall tax position of any familyread more

Update – ATO Electronic Correspondence and Communication Preferences

November 19th, 2021

You may have caught our article a few months ago regarding the moves the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is making in shifting their correspondence to business owners from paper-based “snail mail” to electronic formats. As the roll-out and wider adoption of these changes continues, we are seeing a few instances where information isn’t reaching theread more

Demystifying the Employee vs Contractor Confusion

September 3rd, 2021

Finding employment solutions for your business is a challenge - sourcing the right person, with appropriate experience, at a fair wage, isn't always easy. Furthermore, classifying your workers correctly as a contractor or employee may not always be clear when you're recruiting for a role, and is an area where many businesses have been caughtread more

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 breeze.read more

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