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A Labor Government on Tax & Super

A Labor Government on Tax & Super

In general, taxpayers are able to deduct from their assessible income any expenses they incur generating or producing that income. An investment is negatively geared when the cost of owning the asset is more than the return. Negative gearing is not limited to property but can apply to other assets such as shares.

Directors on ‘hit list’ for not paying employee super

Directors on ‘hit list’ for not paying employee super

An analysis by Industry Super Australia submitted to the Economics References Committee into Wage Theft and Superannuation Guarantee Non-compliance, indicates that employers failed to pay an aggregate amount of $5.6 billion in SG contributions in 2013-14

Things to think about this tax time

Things to think about this tax time

It is that time of the year – yep…tax time.

Whilst many of us put off the inevitable, we thought it would be worthwhile pointing out a few things that you should consider when preparing your information for your accountant at tax time:

The proposed increase to small business tax offset

The proposed increase to small business tax offset

You may or may not be aware that the Government announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget that the small business tax offset rate would incrementally increase from 5% to 16% over a 10 year period.

New options for Small Business GST Reporting

New options for Small Business GST Reporting

Planning to start a small business in 2017? Take note!

From 19 January 19 2017, newly registered small businesses will be provided with the option to report less GST information on a simpler BAS.

Extension to SuperStream Deadline

Extension to SuperStream Deadline

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has given small businesses some breathing space by extending the deadline for compliance with the new SuperSteam to October 28 this year.

Top small business $20k deduction Q&As

Top small business $20k deduction Q&As

In a recent speech, Small Business Minister Bruce Bilson stated that a lot of his time talking about the $20,000 immediate deduction for small business was convincing people it was not a hand out. 

“I have spent a lot of my time explaining that asset write-off mechanisms aren’t grants, they are not gifts, they are not cash backs. They are a way of expensing a purchase in an asset that can contribute to a functioning business. Now, if you are not making any income there is not a huge benefit in you being able to write-off additional expenses at a faster rate.”