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Do you need a MyGov account?

MyGov accounts are NOT compulsory | So, do you really need one?

In February 2020, legislation came into effect that requires all employers to start reporting their payroll through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2019. Employers were given until 30 September 2019 to start reporting without needing to apply for additional time. As an employee, these changes mean that your tax and super information is now…

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Article on work-related expenses

Claiming Work-Related Expenses | Part 1 – 4 Things You Should Know!

When completing your tax return, you’re entitled to claim deductions for certain expenses directly related to your income.   To successfully claim a deduction for work-related expenses: You must have spent the money out of your own pocket You must have not been reimbursed for it already It must be directly related to earning your…

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Late Tax Returns

Outstanding or Late Tax Returns? 2 Simple Tips to Fix Them.

As you may know, it’s compulsory for Australians to lodge a tax return every year. Despite this, late tax returns are more common than you think. Many taxpayers find themselves falling behind and are embarrassed upon realising that they have multiple years of outstanding tax returns – whoops! Time can fly by so quickly, that…

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Tax Planning for Individuals

Why Year-End Tax Planning is Important, even for Individuals!

If you could pay less tax this year what would you do with the extra money? Would you use it to: Reduce your home loan? Top up your Superannuation fund? Save for your dream holiday? Buy a new car? Build a deposit for an investment property? Save for your child’s education? Year-end tax planning season…

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Year-end Tax Planning

6 Ways Year-end Tax Planning Can Benefit You & Your Business

If you really want to own and run a successful business, year-end tax planning must be incorporated into your annual planning and overall business strategy. As you’ve probably heard a million times over, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Rather than just skimming over that statement, really ask yourself: Do you understand the implications…

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SRO Update for clients - residential tax

Alert: State Revenue Office Update – Residential Land Tax

Latest Notification from the State Revenue Office (SRO) due 15 January: “Notifications for vacant residential land tax and the absentee owner surcharge are due by 15 January 2019. If you made a notification last year, you only need to make a new one if your circumstances have changed.”   Vacant Residential Land Tax: “If you own a property in one of 16 council areas that was unoccupied…

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How You Can Start Planning For Your 2017/18 Tax Return

EOFY is always a very busy time for us, with our incredible team of Accountants being in high-demand. Therefore, if you’re ready to come in for your end of year tax appointment, please book in now. The later that you leave it, the less likely that you will secure your preferred date. It won’t be long before…

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As Tax Time Nears….An ATO Scammer Appears!

I’m sure that most of you are aware that tax time is around the corner. But did you know that this is also a very popular time for ATO Scammers? Recently, it was National Scam Awareness Week. It came at a very convenient time reminding us to be aware and careful of threat-based impersonation scams…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – Single Touch Payroll (STP)

As of Sunday last week (1st of April, 2018), all businesses were required to count the number of current employees on their payroll. This is in preparation for the introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) updates by the 1st of July 2018. If you missed this deadline and haven’t counted your employees yet, you can base…

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The ATO has issued a new directive that has been in the wind for a long time – but now it’s OFFICIALLY on the table and we’d like you to know about it. Whilst you might ask us the questions about this, we can’t promise you’ll like the answers we give you, but we feel…

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