Reduce your tax payable through tax offsets and rebates!

Reduce your tax payable through tax offsets and rebates! Many individuals quite often ask the same question surrounding the topic of ‘how to save money on tax’. Besides the allowable deductions according to ATO; options such as negative gearing on an investment, salary sacrifice, so on and so forth, there are tax offsets and rebates…

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SOLE TRADER TAX RETURNS

SOLE TRADER TAX RETURNS: Taxation has been a major topic of concern for people getting into business for a long time. Different kind of business and ownership structures can affect the way an individual reports his/ her income and pays tax. One of the most basic and cost effective business structure is when an individual…

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Cars and Tax

Cars and Tax I’m sure you’ve been told at some point in time that you can claim ‘this and that’ car related expense, or that petrol can be claimed if you’re driving to work! Unfortunately there’s more than a tinge of urban myth surrounding tax and cars, with nobody quite sure what can or can’t…

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Log book for Vehicle

Log Book Method for claiming work related car running and maintenance expenses: If you use your car for work related travel and such a travel exceeds 5000Kms a year, then the article below shall be of benefit to you. Each financial year we see many clients who do not maintain a log book and lose…

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Tax & The Sharing Economy

Tax & The Sharing Economy The boom of online resources in the last few years has opened up a world of opportunity for cheaper travel, ride sharing and outsourcing.Termed ‘The Sharing Economy’, apps like Uber, AirBNB and Airtasker, have revolutionised the gig economy and supported a growing subset of freelance workers and landlords looking to…

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GST free goods and services

GST free goods and services What is Goods and Service Tax? Goods and Service Tax is an indirect broad based consumption tax which was introduced by the Australian Taxation Office and stands for Goods and Service Tax, it is a tax of 10% on most goods and services sold or purchased in Australia. Who needs…

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Make your Tax Return Count

Make your Tax Return Count It may surprise you to learn that eight out of ten Australian’s tax return would have tax refund and usually that refund is quite healthy (in excess of $2000 on average). While it makes good sense to engage with a Melbourne accountant to make sure that you get every cent…

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