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Single Touch Payroll – What you need to know!

Summary of single touch payroll Single touch payroll changes when and how small businesses report payroll activity to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses used to report this information to the ATO once a year. Now, they need to send a report online after each pay day. Changes to when you report payroll Small businesses used to finalise their payroll …

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Single Touch Payroll required for all businesses from 1 July 2019

Breaking News – 12 February 2019 Today, Australian lawmakers passed legislation that requires even the smallest of employers to electronically file each pay run with the tax office using Single Touch Payroll, from 1 July 2019. It’s a big ask for the nation’s 2.3 million small businesses, which employ 40 percent of all workers. It’s also a big opportunity Many employers still …

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New Year’s Resolutions & Tax

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get your finances and tax in order? Making the resolution is easy and often soon forgotten however, all is not lost. We can help you turn your resolution (good intentions) into a reality that benefits you and your business. Warning! The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is closing in fast on everyone who doesn’t …

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Small Business Tax Cuts

Company Tax Rate Cut Small companies with an annual turnover up to $10 million will receive a tax cut this financial year with the tax rate decreasing from 30% to 27.5%. This will be followed by tax cuts for companies turning over up to $25 million in 2017-18, and up to $50 million in 2018-19. The tax cut announcement is …

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“Trusts” Explained Simply

A simple definition of a trust is: “A relationship in which one person (the trustee) holds assets (money, property, a business) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).” Other parties in a trust structure include a “settlor” who contributes the initial trust asset (which may be anything, including a nominal $10 cash or even a house) to bring the trust …

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Renting out part or all of your home

Generally, if you rent out part or all of your home, the rent money you receive is assessable. This means that you must declare your rental income in your income tax return, but you can also claim deductions for any associated expenses. However, be warned. If you rent out part of your home, such as one room, you also may …

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Real Estate Buyers become Tax Collectors

Withholding rules on the sale of property by foreign residents have been introduced. This potentially turns property buyers into tax collectors. The rules apply where real property contracts are entered into on or after July 1, 2016, but only apply to sales of residential property where that property has a market value of $2 million or more. Withholding will not …

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Company Cars & Novated Leases

SalarySalary packaging a car is a popular choice. Doing so by salary sacrifice often raises the topic of novated leases. l;llllllllllllfgfrgg pacSalary Packaging a Car using a Novated Lease What is a Novated Lease A novated lease is a way for an employee to buy a car and have their employer make the repayments to an agreed financial supplier. Basically, …

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Depreciation Tax Deductions for Property Owners

Many investment property owners are missing out on substantial tax deductions every year because they are simply not aware of all their depreciation entitlements What is a Depreciation Deduction? Depreciation is the reduction in value of an asset that occurs over time due to everyday wear and tear. Savvy Property Investors know this and claim tax deductions for that decrease …

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Last Minute Tax Tips

Here are a few quick tips to help you minimise your tax. Bad Debts Review your debtors and write off the bad debts before 30 June to get the deduction. Consumables Buy any necessary loose tools, stationery, printer toners, paper, water etc before 30 June. Defer Income Delay issuing the last week of June bills to customers until 1 July. Employee Bonus Consider committing …