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~ Marie Forleo

Travel allowances and the proper use of the exception

A travel allowance is a payment made to employees to cover accommodation, food, drink or incidental expenses they incur when they travel away from their home…

End-of-year tax planning tips for business

The general rule is that you can claim deductions for expenses your business incurs in its task of generating assessable income.

Federal Budget

The Budget announcements contain a suite of tax and superannuation measures aimed at increasing housing stock and improving housing affordability

The CGT implications of subdividing on the family property

Given the state of the property market in Australia these days, a not-uncommon situation can arise where a residential property…

Gumtree sourced assets, & realities of making a claim

A recent case before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) brought into focus a growing phenomenon that you should keep in mind for work-related…

Tax and the sharing

The concept of a “sharing economy” has been around for long enough now to have had a very real impact on how we transact with each other. What is the sharing economy?


The Government has recently put into law a number of significant superannuation changes it originally announced in the last Federal Budget.

Active vs passive assets and the small business

The small business capital gains tax concessions are extremely valuable. For small business owners who need to dispose of assets that have risen…

Extend the festive cheer (but in a tax-efficient way)

The festive season is here again. As with other years it is always brimming with the spirit of giving. The list of practical ways in which Australians…

Don’t let a tax debt put you in a spin

Whether you’re running a business or are just an individual trying to make ends meet, there is nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation…


When are individual 2015/16 tax returns due? Common belief among many taxpayers is that the due date is 31st of Ocober 2016. The answer is “It Depends!”.


A recurrent topic of conversation is when taxpayers can claim deductions for travel to a work location of certain claims regarding travel.

Lodgement rates and thresholds guide 2016-17

To save you having to laboriously search for the right tax rate or relevant threshold, the essential information is right here in one place.

$20,000 write off is only available for small business.

There is an under-used gem hidden within the small business simplified depreciation rules that in some circumstances can widen the opportunity to access deduction.

Hobby farming is a lifestyle choice that has been around.

It can be easy to poke fun at the typical hobby farmer. For many the choice to embrace the rural idyll leads to a thirst for information about the taxation realities…

Overlooked property deductions for investors

Many investment property owners may be missing out on valuable property depreciation entitlements, simply by not being up-to-speed on what is and is not depreciable.

Last-minute tax planning for individuals

The current financial year is almost at an end, but there are still strategies you may be able to put into play to ensure you pay not one cent…

Wrap up The Budget has a few sweeteners

The welcome news is that the turnover threshold for classifying a “small business entity” will increase from $2 million to $10 million. This will allow a further 90,000…

Business assets, personal use?

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…

Employers: Beware “left-field” FBT liabilities

It is generally understood that for fringe benefits tax (FBT) to apply, the benefits paid are usually in respect of an employment relationship.

Got your car log
book ready?

Many investment property owners may be missing out on valuable property depreciation entitlements, simply by not being up-to-speed on what is and is not depreciable.

Building a new home? Is it exempt from CGT?

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.

5 tips for a tax-free Christmas work party

Christmas will be here before we know it, and it is likely that better organised employers will already be thinking about their yuletide preparations.

Taxing the “sharing

Have you ever let a room on the popular accommodation site Airbnb? Ever shared a ride with pseudo taxi service Uber? If so, you may have some tax to pay.

The success combination in Business is: Do what you do better… and: Do more of
what you do…
~ David Joseph Schwartz

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