Newsletter – June 2020

Despite the current COVID-19 constraints, completing your tax return remains a task we can help achieve to your best advantage. We look at some tax tips for the current tax lodgement period. There is also some good news on the instant asset write-off, and a timely...

Newsletter – June 2020

The COVID-19 period in everyone’s life continues, and as time goes by more issues keep arising regarding certain tax matters. One such issue, which the ATO has realised may be a concern, is the changed rental property m arket, and the deductions for expenses that are...

Newsletter – May 2020

The dominating factor in all our lives at the moment is of course COVID-19. We look at issues that may change the normal deductions taxpayers can make for working from home, plus examine details of the new JobKeeper scheme that both employers and employees will need...

Newsletter – April 2020

The overwhelming issue of the day is of course the coronavirus. The government’s stimulus package launched in response to the crisis is welcome. We spell out what this means for different taxpayers, and how the measures will work. Also in this issue we examine...

Newsletter – March 2020

If you own certain high-end assets, it may be prudent to make sure your tax affairs are in order. The ATO has asked dozens of insurance companies for policy details over certain asset values to check up on these taxpayers’ tax obligations. We also look at the...

Newsletter – February 2020

The bush fire season has highlighted the very central importance that volunteers play in Australia, but along with these essential roles there can also be tax outcomes to consider. We also sketch out the essentials to know about the First Home Super Saver scheme,...

Newsletter – December 2019

Sometimes small business owners pass up the at-times lucrative small business CGT concessions simply through not knowing that they are eligible to claim them. Answering a few basic questions can clear this up. We explain how the “personal property security register”...

Newsletter – November 2019

Sometimes, essential tax records are missing or even destroyed. But all is not lost, as there is a “plan B” that can be put into affect, so we run through the options to help your tax outcome. The investment strategy of any SMSF is not “set-and-forget”, and if not...

Newsletter, October 2019

Deductible work-related expenses are always tempting to chase down, but to stay out of trouble with the ATO it’s always good to have fact sorted from fiction. We also look at the special CGT rules that apply when spouses have different residences. There’s an...

Newsletter – September 2019

Property developers often feel the gaze of the ATO on their activities, so we look at what could be getting its attention. Still on residences, we look at some little known facts about the CGT exemption that generally, but not always, applies to inherited homes. Also...