18 November, 2019

Crowdfunding: Is It Income?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] You may have heard the ridiculous story of a man who wanted to raise US$10 for a potato salad and ended up with […]
29 September, 2019

Downsizer Super Contributions: Getting It Right

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Under the “downsizer” contribution scheme, individuals aged 65 years and over who sell their home may contribute sale proceeds of up to $300,000 […]
1 December, 2018

Bitcoin: Personal Investors

There has been plenty of press coverage on bitcoin, but what are the tax consequences if you decide to join the craze? Here we examine the tax effects if you […]
23 November, 2018

FBT On Work Christmas Parties And Gifts

Ahead of the holiday season, the ATO has reminded employers about the potential FBT implications of providing Christmas parties and gifts. When planning Christmas parties, the ATO says employers need […]
19 September, 2018

Beware of Clothing Deductions this Tax Time

If you have previously claimed work-related clothing expenses and laundry expenses in your tax return, you should beware this tax time because the ATO is cracking down on these claims. […]
18 September, 2018

It Follows: Higher Education Debt

It might seem like a horror movie cliché, a monster that follows you wherever you go, but did you know that your higher education debts under the Higher Education Loan […]
1 June, 2018

Tax Time Focus Areas for Businesses

A recent interview with Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan revealed details of what the ATO will be paying particular attention to this year. Perhaps not surprising, but the ATO will be […]
17 May, 2018

Do You Have Clearance to Sell Your Home?

In the market to sell your house? Before you call in the real estate agents and home stylists, you probably know that you’ll need to have a contract of sale […]
23 March, 2018

Airbnb and Home Sharing: Tax Implications

Do you rent out a part of your home, or a holiday home, on Airbnb, Stayz or another sharing site? Perhaps you see this as a way of making a […]
23 February, 2018

Vested in Trusts

Have you looked at your trust deed recently? If you have a trust, chances are it was set up by your accountant or solicitor. Look closely at your deed and […]