Key dates for your 2019 diary
We've got you covered for Victorian Public Holidays, Victorian School Term Dates, Daylight Savings and important tax deadlines (more coming soon)...
How to prepare your business for mandatory Single Touch Payroll and avoid penalties!
The Bill to extend the Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting requirements so they apply to all employers, regardless of the number of employees, passed the Senate on Wednesday 5 December 2018, and will become Law.
Contractor or employee? Defining workers in the gig economy
We've looked at the issue of Employees Vs Contractors before in response the ATO cracking down on improper use of ABNs. This time we get into the nitty gritty using the case study of Joshua Klooger, a former Foodora Australia delivery rider.
We're taking a short break! December Newsletter 2018
Our office will be closing at midday on Friday 21 December, and reopening on Monday 7 January 2019. This is so our team can spend some time with their families over the holidays! Everything you need to know to prepare for the holiday season is included in our December Newsletter!
Gift card expiry rules will be here in time for Christmas 2019!
New laws regulating gift cards will take effect on 1 November 2019. This includes a rule that gift cards Australia-wide will be required to have a minimum three-year expiry date.
How super can help you buy your first home!
The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) is designed to help you save for a house deposit through voluntary contributions into your super fund.
Help us celebrate our wonderful new office! November Newsletter 2018
We couldn't wait to invite you to come and celebrate our fantastic new location with us! We will be having a Festive Office Warming Party on Thursday 22 November.
The government will no longer pay for "rental expense" holidays!
The Government restricted travel deductions to stop residential property investors from using the tax system to pay for their holidays by claiming costs as a rental expense.
Building Relationships & Growing!
This month we have welcomed Graham Haydar on board as a Director. He has brought along some key members of his team, and we're joining forces as a bigger and better Aintree Group!
You deserve a break! Changes to Long Service Leave are here.
The new laws make significant changes to LSL in Victoria, which both employers and employees should be aware of.
Confused by the new superannuation rules?
There are some problems with the new superannuation laws that are causing a few headaches, so we're clearing up some key points!
We have some exciting news! October Newsletter 2018
Aintree Group is moving to a wonderful new office space at Level 1 273 Camberwell Road, Camberwell! Read more for further details...
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?
Get the most benefit out of your accountant!
Accountants gain huge analytical insight when working so closely with you and your business. At Aintree Group, we pride ourselves on being able to help you beyond just your tax needs.
New loan limits to prevent 'eternal students' and endless debt.
New lifetime caps on Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt will prevent people from constantly going to University without converting that study into a viable career.
How proper succession planning can save your business
When everything is going well, creating and maintaining a succession plan might not seem like a top priority. However, it is a critical element when thinking strategically about your business.
Changes to Company Tax Rate
Legislation passed by Parliament late last month introduces a new test that will restrict some companies from accessing the lower company tax rate from the 2017-18 financial year.
Aintree Group News - September 2018
Exciting and important updates to kickstart the new month!
Tax implications of car sharing (and other "side hustles")!
The ATO is keen to point out that income from sharing services is not a hobby and needs to be declared.
Getting a payment plan from the ATO
Dealing with the Australian Tax Office is a very common part of our job. While it does come with challenges, it brings so many benefits to our clients that wouldn’t be easily accessible if they were to try and tackle the ATO on their own.
Key Business & Tax Terms You Should Know
Having a business accountant means it's their job to deal with all the technical jargon – not yours! But it's always beneficial to have an idea of the key terms being thrown around.
Here's our list of the basic tax terms all business owners should know...
Crackdown on Claiming Clothing Expenses
The Australian Taxation Office is closely examining work-related clothing and laundry expense claims of taxpayers submitting their 2017-18 tax returns.
Aintree Group News - August 2018
Who can believe it's August already? (Not us)! Check out this newsletter for all the updates you need to know this month!
Community update: Kaylen Basset's experience in Europe!
Australian Slalom Canoe Paddler, Kaylen Basset, competed across Europe earlier in 2018. We were very excited to be involved as a sponsor, and were cheering him on from halfway across the world!