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Time to wind up your SMSF? Your list of dos and don’ts

There will in all likelihood come a time when you will need to wind up your self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). It’s always a good idea to start by sitting down to read your trust deed, as it may contain vital information about winding up your fund. Remember, once a fund is wound up, it cannot be reactivated.

Tax deductions for subscriptions, special fees and levies

Many professional, business or trades people are members of an association, and during their working life subscribe to an appropriate organisation. In most cases the membership of a trade union for example, or professional association relevant to workers in a particular occupation, would qualify for a tax deduction under the general deduction provisions of the […]

Can your small business claim tax deductions for employee training fees?

Running a successful small business sometimes requires an up-skilled team. If you need your employees to grow their expertise in a particular area, spotting them for short-courses, seminars, one-day intensives, professional qualifications or a bunch of “101s” can be a worthwhile endeavour. A deduction is generally available for the costs of providing education to employees Click […]

Rental property tax deductions that are often misunderstood

Many property investors are making simple mistakes when claiming tax deductions for their rental property, which could be avoided with a little guidance. The following checklist provides examples of many of the common claimable and non-claimable rental property expenses. Check them off to see where you stand, and please contact us for more information specific to your situation.

Are you a share investor or a share trader?

There’s a saying that many sharemarket investors may have already heard: Don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog. In other words, the best advice for your share portfolio is to base your decisions on investment merit, not on trying to save tax. Even so, there are taxation consequences for everyone with an investment […]

Are you aware of the tax implications of working overseas?

Do you know if you are a resident or non-resident for tax purposes? Do you understand the tax implications of working overseas? Thousands of Australians head offshore each year to expand their horizons. Some will fund their adventure by working overseas. Some may be living and working overseas for an extended period. There can often be confusion […]