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 […]
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You are allowed to disagree with the Tax Office, if they have disagreed with your self-assessment of your tax position. If you believe your tax assessment is incorrect, the first step is straight forward and pretty informal. You contact us and we start making enquiries; you may need to provide us with extra information to […]
It’s something of a little white lie, isn’t it? — the one told to aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs that hard work guarantees success. Hard work is vital, but it’s not the only quotient.
The concept of the “going concern” exemption for GST purposes can still cause confusion when businesses are sold, despite the fact this exemption has been in place for many years. A “going concern” refers to an enterprise’s ability to continue trading, with the sale of that business generally eligible to be GST-free if the enterprise […]
Many of us look forward to an annual getaway, either to the beach or the bush, as the best way to unwind and re-charge after another tiring year. For many Australians having a beach shack or bush retreat can be made more affordable by leasing out their properties to other holiday makers.
The Tax Office can issue public rulings that provide guidance on the interpretation of various tax laws. Public rulings generally deal with priority issues that have been found to require clarification, so if you have a concern about a particular area of tax law, you may find that many of your concerns are shared by […]
While providing income for retirement is the obvious purpose of a pension paid from a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), there are some issues to think about before drawing a pension from your SMSF.
While it might be a tough topic to broach, it is inevitable that someday you will leave your business. You can’t know whether you’ll sell up, retire or leave due to health reasons, so is important that you prepare yourself for any eventuality.
When can you claim a deduction for home to work travel? As a general rule, travel from your home to your workplace is not allowed as a deduction because it constitutes a “private expense”. There are however circumstances when you may be entitled to claim some of these travel expenses, or even travel costs to […]
Here are some misconceptions about deductions that many taxpayers commonly believe to be claimable, but are typically rejected by the Tax Office. While some are obviously not allowable, they have all been genuinely attempted to be claimed — and in most instances knocked back. Other disallowed claims, however, may surprise.
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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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