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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. 


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 Real Impact of Low Interest Rates

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


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. 


Weirdest Tax Deductions for 2018-19

Taking a look at the ATO's list of most unusual claims - including a years worth of children's Lego!


Personal income tax changes: You're NOT automatically entitled to $1,080

The recent income tax cuts that passed through Parliament do not mean everyone automatically gets $1,080 back from the Government as soon as they lodge their income tax return.


What expenses can you claim if you work from home?

A lot of people do some sort of work from home. It might be simply answering emails on the couch or working from home a few days a week. So, what can you claim if you’re putting in extra hours?


Why the Government is banning business cash payments of $10,000 or more

From 1 January 2020, the Government intends to restrict the value of cash payments a business makes or accepts to amounts under $10,000.


Why you MUST make good record-keeping a habit!

Record keeping is a crucial part of any business. In addition to meeting your tax and superannuation obligations, having good records will give you a more accurate picture of your business to help you understand how you are doing, so you can spot potential problems sooner rather than later.


Why it's so important to check your myGov inbox regularly

Once you register for a myGov Account and link it to the ATO, you will receive important notices to your myGov Inbox. If you don't check it regularly, you could end up with late payments and demands! 



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