Many people, as employees, get their tax returns wrong in relation to claiming work-related travel expenses. The absence of hard and fast rules can makes claiming travel expenses difficult. Often the deductibility of such costs can depend on the nature of employment, the amount of time spent away from home, and whether an allowance has been received to cover the costs.
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Choosing a business structure can be tricky. How you choose to legally structure your business can have many tax, legal and financial implications. There are four commonly used legal business structures in Australia: sole trader, partnership, company and trust. The advantage and disadvantages of each should be carefully considered before you decide which one is […]
Is there a problem with using your company’s assets for yourself? Assets that belong to your business, but which are used for your own benefit or enjoyment, can potentially trigger a tax issue known as “Division 7A”.
With less than 100 days until the 30 June 2016 deadline, the ATO is reminding Australian small businesses to get “SuperStream ready”. If your #smallbiz is not already using #SuperStream, you need to get on board now. Click To Tweet
We are thrilled to welcome another highly skilled business adviser and taxation specialist to our team. “I am very excited to be back at Synectic and be part of such a professional and progressive team. I embrace the opportunity to get to know the clients and their needs”.
Running your own self-managed super fund (SMSF) can provide a great means of managing your retirement savings, with the potential for more control, greater choice and lower costs. In fact, more than one million Australians are now members of an SMSF.
Choosing the right structure for your business is a consideration that is not only important from the start, but as your business grows and develops. Here we look at the basic differences between operating under the simplest of structures compared to the most complex business structure.
The money put aside in your self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) is, of course, intended to be kept to fund the retirement of you and your fellow fund members. The over-riding obligation of you as trustee is to adhere to this “sole purpose” test.
It is generally understood that for fringe benefits tax (FBT) to apply, the benefits paid are usually in respect of an employment relationship. In other words, a ‘payment’ (other than salary or wages) made, or benefit provided, to somebody because they are an employee.
Synectic wish to congratulate Monique Lindridge, University of Tasmania (UTas) recipient of the 2016 Synectic “Scholarship in Business”. The annual scholarship is made available to a student entering the second year of an undergraduate Business degree. In recognition of the long heritage of our firm in the Devonport region the student must originate from North-West Tasmania, however may be attending any of […]
Synectic is a Chartered Accounting and Advisory firm that brings together the skills of accountants, business advisers, financial planners, self-managed superannuation experts, and auditors. Our team operates state-wide from Devonport, Hobart and Launceston offices.
Our mission is to help people, businesses and the community prosper.
We offer the depth of knowledge, specialist skills and progressive resources usually associated with much larger firms. Yet our size and availability allows us flexibility and enables us to develop an in-depth understanding of your business and financial affairs.
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