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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

DIVORCE – what it means to you (& your business)

Breaking up is hard to do. Beyond the emotional and financial turmoil divorce creates, there are a number of business issues that need to be resolved.

What happens when there is a family company?

A recent ruling from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will create a tax burden for many divorcing couples that […]

By |1 January, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top SMSF property investment mistakes

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating recently suggested that Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) should be restricted from investing in residential property.

Mr Keating told the Financial Review, “If I was treasurer today, I would be looking very hard at the whole entitlement or availability of debt to SMSFs.  They have gearing […]

By |28 November, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tax Treatment of Virtual Currencies

If you have a digital coin, is it real? And if it’s real do you have to pay tax on it?  According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the answer depends on how you are using it and why.

The ATO recently released its position on the tax treatment of the […]

By |28 October, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1 July – what now?

The 2% debt tax is in and the carbon tax is out. We look at some of the highlights for the new financial year.
The push for change
The Senate composition changed on 1 July and with it, the Government’s opportunity to push through its reform agenda.  The reintroduced repeal Bills for […]

By |1 July, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What will change from 1 July 2014?

Welcome in the new financial year by brushing up on the changes to your you and your business:
Individuals

Temporary Budget Repair Levy adds 2% to the tax rate for every dollar of a taxpayer’s annual taxable income over $180,000
Increase in the Medicare Levy from 1.5% to 2%
Superannuation Guarantee charge increases from 9.25% […]

By |10 June, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments