It’s safe to say Australia has a penchant for small business. Around 90% of Australian businesses are small to medium-sized entities (SMEs). Taxes on small business are lower than they’ve been in the last decade. It’s one of our healthiest and fastest growing sectors.
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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.
Have you ever let a room on the popular accommodation site Airbnb? Thinking of sharing a ride with pseudo taxi service Uber? If you participate in what’s now called the “sharing economy”, you may have some tax to pay.
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 […]
With the Uber-GST stoush mostly settled, the Tax Office has offered an olive branch to another high-profile disruptive economy -crowdfunding – in the form of provisional tax guidance that promises things will change if they need to. Historically the Tax Office’s stance on crowdfunding has been narrow but definitive. Late last year, the regulator said […]
When the Single Touch Payroll initiative was first floated at the end of 2014, it was touted as a tool that would eliminate several red-tape producing processes and do away with the need for many reporting demands presently dumped on small business owners. It is called “single touch” because the interactive online tool is intended to […]
The Tax Office warns that it is working closely with AusIndustry to identify taxpayers involved in aggressive R&D Tax Incentive arrangements. The ATO says some claims made for the R&D incentive have been negligent on the compliance requirements generally expected when making a claim, with some other instances even bordering on tax avoidance and fraud.
Back in the 1980s, people could reduce tax by having their money in bank accounts belonging to their kids. In 1988, the Tax Office intervened by issuing guidance about how they tax children’s savings accounts. Thanks to a simple criterion and penal tax rates, parents cannot pass off their money as mere pocket money for […]
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 […]
The Tax Office has recently warned about the practice known as “dividend stripping”. It has drawn attention to a previously issued taxpayer alert also warning against these arrangements. Of particular concern is dividend stripping involving the transfer of private company shares to a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). The Tax Office says the typical target audience […]
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.
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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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