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28 November 2019

Employers - getting ready for end of year break

With the end of year break just around the corner, now is a good time to make sure your employees' leave entitlements and accruals are up-to-date

01 November 2019

Everything you need to know about Rentvesting

Read mortgage broker, Gokee Arora's breakdown on the pros and cons on 'rentvesting' in the current property market

01 November 2019

Asset Disposals & Capital Gains Tax

Selling or disposing of an asset is called a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) event and may need to be reported on your annual tax return

30 September 2019

Final date for Single Touch Payroll

The deadline for starting reporting STP is now upon us. Make sure your payroll or accounting software is STP compliant and ready to start reporting

24 September 2019

Understanding the Medicare Levy, Surcharge & Private Health Care Rebate

Confused about the different levies, surcharges and rebates associated with Medicare and the NDIS? Read our breakdown here.

29 August 2019

Four signs it's time to refinance

If any of these 4 points from mortgage broker, Gokee Arora sound familiar then it may be time to review your home loan

30 July 2019

Dependents and Your Health Cover

Depending on certain circumstances, dependent children can remain covered by your insurance policy, in some cases, up to the age of 25 years

27 June 2019

Changes for Employers from 1 July

Employers should get ready for two important changes coming into effect from 1 July 2019

27 June 2019

New Client Document Portal

Our new tax client portal system will help us streamline our tax process, securely store your tax documents and save you time when signing and sending back documents for lodgement

18 June 2019

End of Financial Year Prep 2019 - Businesses & Employers

Be prepared for the End of Financial Year and take advantage of tax deductions and super benefits on offer

18 June 2019

End of Financial Year Prep 2019 - Individuals

Be prepared for the End of the Financial Year and take advantage of tax deductions and super benefits on offer

31 May 2019

Notice of Intent to Claim Super Contributions

A Notice of Intent to Claim a Deduction for Super form must be lodged with your super fund before you can make a deduction for personal super contributions on your tax return

30 April 2019

Time to move to online accounting

With the start of the new financial year and the introduction of STP for all employers now is a great time to consider a move to online accounting

26 April 2019

Budget 2019 - Superannuation

The government has announced various changes to super in this year's budget, particularly aimed at seniors, pensioners and young people

26 April 2019

Budget 2019 - Businesses

Budget night 2019 has brought some changes that will affect business tax payers, including an increase to the instant asset write-off scheme

26 April 2019

Budget 2019 - Individuals

An increase to the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset has been proposed as part of the government's budget plan for individuals for 2019

29 March 2019

Changes to Comprehensive Credit Reporting

Mortgage broker, Gokee Arora, from iConnect Financial Alexandria has detailed how comprehensive credit reporting can affect your credit history and ability to apply for a new loan

28 March 2019

Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll (STP) will be introduced to all employers from 1 July 2019. Find out how this will affect your payroll records and processes

28 February 2019

GST Requirements when dealing in property

If you are developing property with the intent to sell a new premise, you may be required to register for GST

31 January 2019

Fair Work Audits on Employers

Fair Work has been conducting audits on employers to check that businesses are paying their workers correctly and meeting their record-keeping and payslip obligations

31 January 2019

Estimating Rental Returns on Investment Properties

Read about calculating the potential rental return on an investment property when purchasing from mortgage broker, Gokee Arora at iConnect Financial

21 December 2018

Understanding Workers Comp Actual Wages forms

Confused about the Actual Wages Declaration form required by your workers compensation policy provider? Read our explanation of what's required here.

20 December 2018

Earning Income from Ride-Sourcing

If you're considering earning some extra income these holidays through ride-sourcing there are a few things you should be aware of first

20 December 2018

New Year, new processes

The start of the new year is a great time to review your record keeping processes & consider the move to online accounting

29 November 2018

Changes to Xero

Read about the changes made to Xero's navigation panel and how to access your everyday functions in the new-look Xero

31 October 2018

Being an active landlord

It's important for landlords to play an active part in the management of their investment property. Here are some tips from real estate agent Peter Wong

31 October 2018

Employees working from home

With more employees working from home than ever before, the ATO is focusing on home office claims in individual tax returns this year

27 September 2018

Stepping Out Board Members

Have you ever considered donating your time and expertise on a board for a charitable organisation? The Stepping Out Program is now looking for new board members.

26 July 2018

ATO Focus on Shares & Capital Gains

The year, the ATO will be focusing on taxpayers who have sold or transferred shares and the amounts reported as capital gains on their returns

26 July 2018

Simplifying the Process of Investing in Shares

Looking to invest in the share market & want a range of diversified investments in a more simplified manner? You may want to consider Exchange Traded Funds & Listed Investment Companies.

26 July 2018

Understanding the Low & Middle-Income Tax Offset

Confused about what the Low & Middle-Income Tax Offset (LAMITO) is and how this will affect your tax rate? Read more here

29 June 2018

Moving to Online Accounting

Due to the introduction of Single Touch Payroll and Standard Business Reporting it is now time to review whether you need to move to an online accounting program.

28 June 2018

Redraw Facilities vs Offset Accounts

Gokee Arora is a mortgage broker at iConnect Financial Alexandria. He has outlined some of the pros & cons of offset accounts & redraw facilities on home loans

14 June 2018

End of Financial Year Prep 2018 - Individuals

Be prepared for the End of the Financial Year and take advantage of tax deductions and super benefits on offer

14 June 2018

End of Financial Year Prep 2018 - Businesses & Employers

Be prepared for the End of Financial Year and take advantage of tax deductions and super benefits on offer

31 May 2018

Deductible Personal Super Contributions

Martin Reyment is a financial advisor at TMC Advisory with over 10 years experience in finance. He has some tips on personal super contributions and how these can benefit you

31 May 2018

Changes to Trading Names Register

From November 2018 all trading names must be registered with ASIC to continue to appear on ABN Lookup

31 May 2018

Budget 2018 Highlights

Here's a summary of the key items from the 2018 Budget that will affect individuals and businesses in the coming years

10 May 2018

Budget 2018 - Businesses

Small businesses will receive an extension to the $20,000 instant asset write-off, while the contractor payments reporting system will be extended to further industries over the next few years.

10 May 2018

Budget 2018 - Individuals

A new tax offset and changes to the tax brackets have been announced for the 2018-19 year, as well as tighter rules on super contribution deductions

30 April 2018

ATO Focus on Work-Related Expenses

The ATO is paying close attention this year to work-related expenses claimed on individuals tax returns

30 April 2018

Accelerated Depreciation Ending 30 June 2018

Unless next month's Budget allows for an extension of the accelerated depreciation scheme, the cut off date for eligible assets is 30 June 2018

28 March 2018

Changes to the Small Business Super Clearing House

As of 26th February, the way you access the SBSCH has changed. It's now only accessible via the ATO's online services.

26 February 2018

Medicare Levy, Surcharge & Private Health Care Rebate

A breakdown on these levies, surcharge & rebate that are all administered via the taxation system and are affected as your level of taxable income changes

26 February 2018

Stepping Out Program

The Stepping Out Program is a community organisation that was established to support the process of recovery for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The program seeks to empower survivors to achieve independance within their community through support, case management, counselling, group programs, information, advocacy and referral.

26 February 2018

Changes to the 457 Visa Program

The 457 Visa Program has recently been scaled back and renamed as the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa program. Some changes are already in place, with further alterations coming into effect from March 2018

25 January 2018

Focus on Motor Vehicle Claims

The ATO is cracking down on motor vehicle claims in tax returns. Make sure you meet the necessary requirements by keeping an up-to-date logbook, available to download from our Info Base

23 January 2018

Changes to rental property deductions

Changes have been made to the allowable deductions for rental properties. The changes take affect from the 1 July 2017 and relate to travel and depreciation claims.

13 October 2017

Lodgement Dates - BAS & IAS

See the full list of lodgement due dates for the 2017 - 2018 financial year for all activity statements, including monthly PAYG withholding payments. Please note the different dates between those clients who lodge their own activity statements, and those who lodge through us.

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