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Changes to the Age Pension rules – will you be affected?

Changes to the Age Pension rules – will you be affected?

Changes to the Age Pension rules – will you be affected? From 1 January 2017 Government changes to the Age Pension are likely to reduce pensioner entitlements. It’s important that you understand how the changes could affect you. Increase in the Assets Test threshold The Assets Test […]

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Another Timely Warning Against Identity Theft

Another Timely Warning Against Identity Theft

Another Timely Warning Against Identity Theft The ATO is reminding Australians to protect themselves against identify theft this tax time. Assistant Commissioner Graham Whyte said identity theft was more common during tax time because of the large number of people lodging tax returns. “With the amount of […]

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Tax time is prime time for scams

Tax time is prime time for scams

Tax time is prime time for scams Yet again, the ATO is warning tax payers against fraudsters attempting to scam them by posing as ATO representatives. In 2015 almost 87,000 phone and email scams were reported to the ATO, an increase of over 90 per cent from […]

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Tax Scheme Sound too good to be true? It probably is!

Tax Scheme Sound too good to be true? It probably is!

Tax Scheme Sound too good to be true? It probably is! The ATO has launched Project Super Scheme Smart, an initiative aimed at educating advisers and individuals about the potential pitfalls of retirement planning schemes. The ATO has had considerable success to date in shutting down tax avoidance […]

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ATO Targets Dodgy Tax Deductions

ATO Targets Dodgy Tax Deductions

ATO Targets Dodgy Tax Deductions With over eight million Australians claiming work-related expenses each year, Assistant Commissioner Graham Whyte from the ATO is reminding people to make sure they get their deductions right this tax time. “Australians claim over $21 billion in work-related expenses each year, and […]

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Taxable payments reporting – building and construction industry

Taxable payments report is due on 28th August 2016. Have you lodged yours ? Please click here for further information.

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How to verify or report a scam

You can check on any communication that you aren’t sure about, or report a phone scam, by phoning to ATO on 1800 008 540. or You can report unsolicited emails claiming to be from the ATO by forwarding the entire email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au. For further information please click here

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The Dangers of Not Getting the Right Advice

The Dangers of Not Getting the Right Advice

The Dangers of Not Getting the Right Advice A survey recently conducted called the “The Voice of Australian Business 2016” found some interesting and concerning trends. One of those was that only 26% of businesses use professional advice to help them make better decisions and take better […]

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Essential Tasks at End of Financial Year (EOFY)

Essential Tasks at End of Financial Year (EOFY)

Essential Tasks at End of Financial Year (EOFY) End of the financial year is an important and busy time for small business owners, completing bookkeeping, tax returns and begin planning for the new financial year. Putting the hard work in each financial year can help you get […]

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2016-17 Federal Budget

2016-17 Federal Budget

2016-17 Federal Budget: small tax cut to address bracket creep, major tax help for SMEs, phased company tax cut, major super tax changes, MNEs targeted, 10-year tax plan, tobacco tax up On Tuesday, 3 May 2016, Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2016-17 Federal Budget, his 1st Budget. In […]

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