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We’re not just Accountants. We’re Business Advisory Experts too!!

Number crunching with sound business advice in the one place. Getting a handle on your accounting and compliance in business is one thing, but at Knox Taxation we go the extra mile and guide you with extensive Business Advisory Services as well. Find out how we can help you with your business in a multitude of…

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Change of Government means new rules!

What does the future of Tax and Superannuation hold? If there’s one thing that’s certain, there will be change, if it hasn’t already happened.  The Coalition Government outlined the following proposed changes during the 2013 election: Withdrawal of the former Government’s proposal to remove the statutory formula method for both salary-sacrificed and employer-provided car fringe benefits.…

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Our New “Nimbus Client Portal”

We are introducing our “NEW” Nimbus Client Portal. For those who are familiar with “drop box”, this works in a similar way, however it is compatible with our practice management and tax return preparation software. It offers a much more secure method of transferring information between ourselves than email, and organises all of your information…

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Federal Budget – What it means for you

Changes will be made to the way excess concessional contributions will be taxed making contributions to super… if you are 50 and over you will be able to make deductible contributions of up to $35,000 (up from $25,000) in the 2013-14 income year and thereafter. if you are 50 or over access to the higher…

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Construction Industry Contractor Payment Report

As part of the 2011-12 Federal Budget, the government announced the introduction of taxable payments reporting for businesses in the building and construction industry. The ATO claim their aim is to improve compliance with tax obligations by those contractors who are currently not doing the right thing. They advise that information reported about payments made…

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Changes for the 2013 year

PLEASE BE AWARE There has been a lot of promotion and misunderstanding about the tax free threshold being lifted from $6,000 to $18,000. For the year ending 2012, the effective tax free threshold was $16,000 for lower income earners due to application of the low income offset. Even though the tax free threshold has increased…

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Superannuation

Superannuation Contributions Tax to Double From 1 July 2012, individuals with ‘income’ greater than $300,000 will have the tax concession on their concessional contributions reduced from 30% to 15% (excluding the Medicare levy). This means that the tax rate on concessional contributions will effectively double from 15% to 30% for very high income earners from…

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Business Taxation

Reporting of Subcontractors In the 2011-12 federal budget, the government announced a new tax compliance measure to require certain businesses to report annually to the ATO on payments they make to contractors in the building and construction industry. The system aims to improve compliance with taxation obligations by providing us with payment information that will…

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Tax Offsets

Almost all of the tax offsets available in prior years have been drastically reduced, or abolished. These are as follows: Low-income tax offset The Low income tax offset reduces the tax payable by low income earners. You are not eligible for the LITO if your income is over $66,667. Changes are: The maximum value of…

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Personal Taxation – Income Rebates

Currently any taxpayer earning less than $16,000 pays no tax due to the application of the low income rebate of $1,500. However from 1 July 2012, this threshold increases to $18,200 and for low income earners, the low income tax rebate (which has been reduced from $1,500 to $445) means that a taxpayer earning less…

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