Penalties here for non-STP compliant businesses

The grace period for large employers required to be Single Touch Payroll (STP) compliant since last year (1 July 2018) has ended with penalties now in full force. Read more

Getting on top of tax debt

In the 2017-18 financial year, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) collected over $500 billion in liabilities from Australian taxpayers, with 89.5% paying on time, followed by 95.9% paying within 90 days of the due date. Although most Australians pay their tax bill on time, some can’t – or just won’t – pay what they owe.

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Smart ways to invest your tax return

Tax time can often feel like a hassle, but it’s all worth it if a tax refund lands in your account. So what’s the best way to spend it?

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Sizing up clothing claims

Submitting a claim for your work related clothing expenses is common come tax time, with more than six million Australian’s claiming deductions in the past financial year.

This year it’s likely to bring your tax return right under the spotlight of the Austrlalian Taxation Office (ATO) due to a crack down on the growing number of these claims.

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ATO approved logbook apps

If you use your own car for performing work-related duties (including a car you lease or hire), you may be able to claim a deduction on your tax return for vehicle expenses.

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Unsuspecting commercial property owners missing out on deductions

Commercial properties are often renovated to suit the needs of the business occupying them, however, many people are unaware that on removal, the owner of the asset can claim the remaining value as an immediate deduction in that same financial year. This is known as scrapping. Read more

Client update | June 2019

The biggest news of the month saw the Reserve Bank of Australia cut the cash rate to 1.25% after almost two years steady at 1.5%. Read more

New protection for whistleblower reports

From 1 July 2019, the whistleblower protections in the Corporations Act will be expanded. Read more

FBT and depreciation limits on vehicles other than cars

As we farewell another Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year we often hear questions around private use of vehicles and whether larger ‘utes’ are exempt from FBT, such as Chevrolet Silverados, Dodge Rams, Ford F150s and the like. Read more

Take your leave with you – new laws for long service leave

The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 has been passed by Parliament and will come into operation by 1 July 2019. Read more