This year is the first year of new measures that enable people who have been out of the work force, like new Mums, to top up their superannuation. If you are not making your full superannuation contribution, now you can catch up! If you have: A total superannuation balance below $500,000 as at 30 June;…
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A consistent theme this tax time is over claiming and under reporting. With the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) getting more and more sophisticated in its data matching approaches, taxpayers can expect greater scrutiny where their claims are more than what is expected. We now take a look at the key issues in respect of Trusts….
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The ATO has identified some common mistakes in claiming business deductions and with 30 June fast approaching, here are some handy tips to reduce errors while claiming business expenses. Only if a motor vehicle is entirely used for the business, can a deduction for the whole amount be claimed. If it is used for a…
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“Oh, goody public speaking” (said almost no one ever).” If you want to be a good leader you need to be a good talker. Easier said than done, because it doesn’t matter if you’re speaking in front of three colleagues at the team meeting or three hundred delegates at a conference both can be equally…
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This financial year is almost over, but there are still tactics you may be able to employ to make sure you pay the right amount of tax for the 2018-19 year. While the best strategies are adopted in July (that is, as early as possible in a financial year and not at the end), it’s…
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