Is there a problem with using your company’s assets for yourself? Assets that belong to your business but that are being used for your own benefit or enjoyment can potentially trigger a tax issue known as ‘Division 7A’.
Often, I am asked by clients “Why do I pay HECS in my tax return when my employer withholds HECS and pays it for me?” The answer is quite simple and this article explains exactly what happens with the extra tax deducted from your pay.
The last financial year has witnessed a record number of tax audits. and with the ATO actively stepping up its inspection of business transactions across the board, utmost vigilance must be exercised at all times with the recording of your business transactions. In order to help you avoid such a stressful, time-consuming and costly tax audit, we’ve put together a list of some triggers you should be aware of.
One of the key decisions to be made when starting a new business is whether you should, or should not, register for GST. In this article I’ll be discussing some the issues you’ll need to consider very carefully.
Taxpayers with two more income sources in a given financial year (simultaneously, or at separate times) need to beware of a possible tax trap caused by the tax-free threshold. This article outlines how the tax trap arises and what you can do to avoid it this financial year.
Business owners are often unaware of what Payroll Tax is and when the obligations for payroll tax arise. Our blog article here examines the details of Payroll Tax – minus the technical jargon, so you, the business owner, are absolutely clear on how Payroll Tax affects you and your business.
When building a new home, is it CGT exempt? There is a concession in the CGT rules that can allow a taxpayer to treat a property as their “main residence” even though it does not yet have a habitable dwelling. Read on to learn more about this.
As a small business owner you know that bookkeeping is a necessary evil. When done inefficiently, it saps time and energy from the core revenue-generating functions of your business. If your business hasn’t already adopted cloud accounting technology, then here are 8 compelling reasons to make the switch now.
Quite often our clients approach us with questions pertaining to their obligations for WorkCover. Our blog article here examines the important details of Workcover – minus the technical jargon – so you, the business owner, are absolutely clear on how WorkCover insurance affects you and your business.
The final tranche of 2015 small business budget announcements have made it into law, now expanding the tax relief available for small businesses to change the legal structure of their business.