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Are you paying your staff correctly? Woolworth's $200 Million cautionary tale

Woolworths is the latest company to face fallout for underpaying their staff. In what is believed to be the largest remediation of its kind, with remediation expected to be in the range of $200m to $300m before tax. 

"Mum & Dad" property developers: No more tax deductions for vacant land

Previously, if you bought vacant land with the intent to build a rental property on it, you may have been able to claim tax deductions for expenses. New laws, aimed predominantly at "Mum & Dads", prevent these deductions from being claimed.

Can the ATO just take money out of my bank account?

You might have seen the recent spate of media freedom advertisements as part of the Your Right to Know campaign. The prime-time advertising states that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) can take money from your account without you knowing. Do  you really know what powers the ATO have?

Monthly Snapshot | 25 October 2019

'Tis (almost) the season! Dates and details for our final events for 2019, including our Christmas Party and Social Impact Business Lunch. Plus, important news if you're putting on your own staff Christmas Party this year. 

New Labour Hire Licensing Laws

New legislation for labour hire providers in Victoria will take effect on 30th October 2019. There are big penalties involved so make sure you're up to date on your obligations! are significant penalties for non-compliance by both the provider of labour and the host client.

An Employers Ultimate Guide to Workers' Compensation

The ultimate cheat sheet to help you navigate through the complex and tedious but necessary world of worker's compensation! 

Planning a Staff Christmas Party? How to avoid The Christmas Party Tax!

The Christmas Party Tax is a real Grinch, but ignoring it could land you owing even more money! This is a quick guide on how to factor in (or what to avoid) when it comes to FBT on your staff Christmas Party this festive season. 

The Real Impact of Low Interest Rates

Wealth economist Emmanuel Calligeris explores the impact of interest rates dropping towards zero.

Manufacturing Grant, SMSF Scrutiny and Rental Property Expenses | Monthly Snapshot

What you need to know in October 2019! Find out about our upcoming events, and funding opportunities and focus areas for the ATO. 

The ATO is tracking your foreign income

Don't assume that just because your foreign income has already been taxed overseas or qualifies for an exemption overseas that it is not also taxable in Australia! Make sure you're reporting any overseas income correctly! 

Rental property expenses - what you can and can’t claim

It’s not uncommon for landlords to be confused about what they can and can’t claim for their rental properties. What often seems to make perfect sense in the real world does not always make sense for the ATO.

Tax return for low income earners - when do you need to lodge one?

There are a lot of common misconceptions about low income and tax returns. There are many reasons why someone under the tax-free threshold may need to lodge a tax return. Make sure you talk with a registered tax agent to make sure you're meeting all your tax obligations. 

Are all your SMSF eggs in one basket?

Investment strategies of SMSFs are under scrutiny from the ATO, who are concerned that “a lack of diversification can expose the SMSF and its members to unnecessary risk if a significant investment fails". 

Cash Payment Restrictions, Free Loan Advice & Weird Tax Deductions | Monthly Snapshot

Your monthly snapshot ahead of Spring 2019. Find out about our upcoming events, and new legislation that could impact you and your business! 

Save your cash flow by reducing debtor days

Barely half of Australian small businesses were cash flow positive in June 2019. Here's one area you can focus on to help stay out of the red. 


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