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  • 10th May 2017 Economy

    Budget 2017 - Comment and overview

    How does the 2017/18 budget affect you?
  • 10th May 2017 Individuals

    Budget 2017 - For Individuals

    The following changes will affect individuals and families, the main one being the change in the Medicare Levy. From 1 July 2019, the Government will increase the Medicare levy from 2% to 2.5% of...
  • 10th May 2017 Business

    Budget 2017 - Business overview

    Small business Extension of the instant asset write off for SBEs The Government has announced that they will extend the higher instant asset write off threshold for Small Business Entities (SBEs) a...
  • 10th May 2017 Individuals

    Budget 2017 - Superannuation

    Following on from the major changes to superannuation announced recently, this Budget contained the addtional changesas detailed below: Contributing proceeds from sale of home Effective 1 July 2018...
  • 10th May 2017 Not-For-Profits

    Budget 2017 - Not-for-profit sector

    There are no measures contained in this year’s Federal Budget that directly affect all not for profit entities. However, there are a number of announcements that will impact on the areas where...
  • 10th May 2017 Individuals

    Budget 2017 - Social Security

    In short, the Government is introducing changes to social security along the lines of their “fairness” theme. The Pensioner Concession Card is being reinstated for many but there will also be...
  • 18th Apr 2017 Business

    ATO rejects claim for carried forward losses

    This example shows the onus of proof is in the taxpayer to show that their claim is valid.
  • 14th Apr 2017 Individuals

    The ATO, Uber and other income supplements

    Two new programs will help identify people who are making but not declaring income.
  • 4th Apr 2017 Business

    Company tax cuts passed by the Senate

    The tax cuts include other things like Small Business Entity concessions and SBE unincorporated tax discounts
  • 25th Mar 2017 Individuals

    Super questions

    With super changes taking effect from 1 July 2017, now is a great time to give some thought to questions like… Will I have enough to retire on? Is there a better option than super? Everyone’s...
  • 18th Mar 2017 Business

    Specialist consulting: Spotlighting everyday business principles

    Helping clients with the "How-to" change their organisations for a brighter future
  • 10th Mar 2017 Business

    Working holiday makers in Australia

    After considerable debate, the "backpacker tax" has finally been decided.
  • 1st Mar 2017 Individuals

    Inherited a property?

    The are several tax aspects to consider if you inherit a property. It can be straight forward but there may be complications too.
  • 28th Feb 2017 Business

    Website expenditure

    The ATO recently issued a ruling outlining their view on the deductibility of expenditure incurred in acquiring, developing, maintaining or modifying a website for use in the carrying on of a...
  • 25th Feb 2017 Business

    Safe harbour for car fringe benefits

    The ATO has worked with industry representatives to simplify how certain car fringe benefits are calculated.
  • 21st Feb 2017 Business

    Simpler BAS for small business

    It is not a major change but it will help, particularly the removal of G10 and G11.
  • 21st Feb 2017 Individuals

    Super - "The biggest reforms in a decade"

    A multitude of changes especially putting limits on the amount you can have in super
  • 7th Feb 2017 Individuals

    Is salary packaging for me?

    Salary packaging is complicated but there are many legitimate and tax-effective arrangements available.
  • 31st Jan 2017 Individuals

    The benefits of franking credits

    Franking credits are especially beneficial if you have a SMSF
  • 29th Jan 2017 Individuals

    Think tax when considering property development

    This case demonstrates that the tax implications of property are neither simple or straight forward

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