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What is on this New Government’s Tax Agenda?

With the federal election delivering a Liberal National Coalition government for the next 3 years (based on recent history we will perhaps refrain from suggesting that Scott Morrison will be the Prime Minister for the next 3 years!) business and individuals alike have some clarity on the nature of the tax and business landscape ahead. Following [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Business Management, General News|

Superannuation Guarantee – Tips &Traps

With the end of financial year fast approaching, it is important to have an overview of key aspects of the super guarantee contribution rules and also stay up to date with the ever changing rules. Super guarantee contributions The amount paid is set at a percentage of each employee’s Ordinary Time Earnings (OTE). The Australian Government [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Business Management, General News, Superanuation|

Changes to Director Penalty Notices

Changes to director penalty notices – personal liability for company superannuation debts What is a director’s penalty notice and what happened prior to 31 March 2019? A Directors Penalty Notice (DPN) is a notice that the ATO can issue to a director to recover unpaid superannuation and PAYG withholding amounts from a director personally.  The options [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Business Management, General News|

2019 Budget Summary

Last week saw the Government bring down the budget which was conspicuously light on significant tax changes. Shortly after we saw the Opposition’s response and this year we listened with keen interest as it provides the small business community insight into the environment that may lie ahead depending on the election outcome.   This article summarises [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Business Management, General News|

What evidences are required to prove your residency status for tax purposes?

The recent Federal Court decision in Harding v FC of T [2018] FCA 837 provides some clarity on the tax residency of individuals and sheds some light on the uncertain area of law. The case examined residency according to ordinary concepts and domicile test in regards to Mr Harding's circumstances, and the courts have looked [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Business Management, General News, Tax Saving|

Record keeping – requirements & tips!

Why is recordkeeping necessary? The Australian taxation system is based on taxpayers self-assessing their tax lodgements.  Each taxpayer is responsible for determining the income they need to declare and what expenses are deductible.  Taxpayers need to maintain adequate records and must be able to substantiate these if requested by the ATO. Author Anthony [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Business Management, General News, Tax Saving|

Look out, look out, scams about!

It appears as though scammers are doing the rounds again, pretending to be the ATO and telling victims they have committed fraud against the tax office. Receiving these types of phone calls can be quite upsetting and stressful, however our advice is that you should hang up and ignore it.  Author Rhiane Sherriff [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Business Management, General News, Tax Saving|


What is Happening? In recent weeks we have had first-hand experience with the ATO taking a much more aggressive approach to contractors with outstanding tax lodgements. This has been possible principally due to the use of the Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR). Author: Tom Aitkenhead TPAR is a report that those in the [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Management, General News, Property|

Changes to Xero Subscription

As of the 28th of September 2018, Xero will be changing the pricing of their subscriptions for all existing and new subscribers. These changes will be from Premium 5 to Premium 100 and will include additional features and improvements in payroll. If you are currently on the Starter or Standard [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Business Management, General News, Tax Saving|