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Should your SMSF buy property in the United States?

One of the most common questions from clients with a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is, can I buy property?  Followed by the second question, can I buy property in the United States?

SMSFs provide investment flexibility for those that understand the rules.  They can also be a significant liability if […]

By |16 September, 2015|Property|Comments Off on Should your SMSF buy property in the United States?

What now for the GST?

Fifteen years after the introduction of the GST in Australia debate still rages over what should be taxed and whether the GST rate should increase.

Unless the Government changes the GST Act, any change requires the approval of the States and Territories.  The Treasurers’ workshop late last month resolved to keep […]

By |8 September, 2015|Tax|Comments Off on What now for the GST?

Treasurer raises ‘idea’ of personal tax cuts

Who doesn’t like a tax cut when they personally benefit from it?  In a recent speech, the Treasurer said that personal tax cuts were required to prevent ‘bracket creep’ – that’s jargon for what happens when the tax rate thresholds don’t keep pace with inflation and more people are pushed […]

By |6 September, 2015|Tax|Comments Off on Treasurer raises ‘idea’ of personal tax cuts

Top small business $20k deduction Q&As

In a recent speech, Small Business Minister Bruce Bilson stated that a lot of his time talking about the $20,000 immediate deduction for small business was convincing people it was not a hand out.

“I have spent a lot of my time explaining that asset write-off mechanisms aren’t grants, they are […]

By |20 August, 2015|Business, Tax|Comments Off on Top small business $20k deduction Q&As

CEO’s Ride to Conquer Cancer Challenge

A big thanks to our corporate sponsors!

By |17 August, 2015|Home, Sponsorships|Comments Off on CEO’s Ride to Conquer Cancer Challenge

The widening tax gap between residents and non-residents

If you are not an Australian resident for tax purposes, you are excluded from many of the tax breaks available to residents and an increasing target of the Australian Taxation Office.  We explore the widening gap between residents and non-residents.

Scrutiny of Australian investments
With residential property prices soaring, foreign investment and […]

By |17 August, 2015|Tax|Comments Off on The widening tax gap between residents and non-residents

Tax Scams – what to look out for

Every tax time is an opportunity for scammers to target the unwary.
This time around, the scammers are phoning and claiming to be from the prosecutions department of the ATO.  They then state that they believe you have committed fraud and the Sheriff’s Office has been called.  You can of course […]

By |3 August, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tax Scams – what to look out for

Landlords Beware: Key issues for property investors

Are you relying on negative gearing?
There has been a lot of negative conversation about negative gearing lately. But, if you are currently negative gearing your investment property, should you be concerned?

Negative gearing is when you claim more in deductions than you earn for an income producing asset that you have […]

By |12 July, 2015|Property|Comments Off on Landlords Beware: Key issues for property investors

Budget 2015 – what’s in it for my small business?

This year’s federal Budget contained great news for small business.
The $5.5 billion small business package includes:

a 1.5 % corporate tax cut (from 30% to 28.5%)
new accelerated depreciation rules, which allows an immediate tax deduction for any individual assets purchased less than $20,000. This $20,000 limit applies to each individual item, […]

By |14 May, 2015|Tax|Comments Off on Budget 2015 – what’s in it for my small business?

What to expect in 2015

The economy
It’s almost impossible to predict what the local and global economic environment has in store for us in 2015. The ‘who knows’ factor is adding to uncertainty and in general, business is not ramping up for growth but maintaining a ‘steady as she goes’ approach – meaning low investment […]

By |5 February, 2015|Business|0 Comments