Federal Budget 2021-22

Federal Budget 2021-22

The Government has decided not to go down the austerity path, which will be a relief for many taxpayers and businesses. Rather, the Government has decided to put its foot on the accelerator with the hope that the growth in the economy over a long period of time will...
EOFY tips for your tax plan

EOFY tips for your tax plan

The financial year is almost over, but there are still effective strategies you may be able to put in place. The aim is to make sure you pay no more tax than you have to for the 2020-21 year and maximise any refunds you may be entitled to. This is still the case, if...
The ins (and outs) of personal services income

The ins (and outs) of personal services income

It is not uncommon for professional people who provide services to set up a separate entity to run their business, be it a trust, partnership or incorporated company. The allure of course is the lower tax rate that these can secure, rather than at the top marginal tax...
Single touch payroll: When your reporting can cease

Single touch payroll: When your reporting can cease

A business may no longer be required to lodge single touch payroll (STP) reports for a number of reasons. These are if your business no longer has employees, has ceased trading, has changed structure, is not paying employees for the rest of the year, or has paused due...
Getting a tax valuation from the ATO

Getting a tax valuation from the ATO

Not every individual situation fits neatly with the tax laws as they stand — sometimes a taxable item’s known value (and therefore the tax that applies to it) may need to be determined. Many tax laws require the taxpayer to determine the market value of something....