The recent income tax cuts that passed through Parliament do not mean everyone automatically gets $1,080 back from the Government as soon as they lodge their income tax return. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been inundated with calls from taxpayers wanting to know where their money is and how they can access the $1,080 they now believe is owing to them.
The end of financial year is upon us again (yep sneaks up doesn’t it!). Are you ready? Have you considered what you can do to maximise your opportunities at this time of the year? There are many ways to take advantage of tax planning initiatives to manage taxable income.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is utilising data provided by the Australian Investments and Security Commission (ASIC) to data match share trades.
A recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Tax Deductions created some fairly sensational headlines about what and how deductions are being claimed - $22 billion worth to be exact.
The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends on 31 March. We’ve outlined the key hot spots for employers and employees.
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:
Taxation can be a major cost to you and/or your business. To make your life easier we have provided the following checklists that you can download. For individuals, download and complete the various fields; for businesses, this is a reminder checklist so you can be sure to be organised!
Small business tax write-off measures that were introduced in a previous Federal Budget allowing small businesses with a turnover up to $2million to immediately deduct assets of up to $20,000 per item, instead of having to claim deductions over a number of years has been proposed to be extended until 30 June 2018.
If you work in a particular trade that involves manual labour then you are undoubtedly a tradie…or trades person.
Any financial outlay that you have in order to be able to carry out your job is classed as an expense. Tradies have many costs in doing their business, including transport, tools and safety or particular types of clothing.
So, your business has a turnover under $2 million and you want to know how to use the $20,000 immediate tax deduction that’s been all over the news?
Before you start spending, there are a few things you need to know.