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Entries for November 2015

Three reasons why Uber drivers need tax professionals right now

As far as the Tax Office is concerned, Uber drivers are taxi drivers. They’ve just enforced rules that lump the disruptive ridesharers in with a special class of independent contractors who have...

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Hired a “contractor” who is really an employee? There are consequences

If your business is looking to put on more staff, first of all: congratulations. But secondly, a warning. The engagement status of workers is an important distinction – whether they are employee...

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Save health, and tax, with a salary-sacrificed e-bike

Salary sacrificing a “company car” is a pretty popular option offered to employees. However, you may not be aware that there is also a tax and health incentive with another particular set ...

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Tips to beat bracket creep

The government has said it is looking for ways to combat bracket creep – like making smaller brackets or adjusting them for inflation – but in the meantime, here’s how it affects the average working taxpayer.

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Winding up your SMSF? A list of do’s and don’ts

When the time comes for you to wind up your fund, there are things to do, and things to avoid.

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Are you a company director? Better brush up on your responsibilities.

As though business owners don’t already have enough on their minds, the words “slowing economy” are being heard around the barbecue again.

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Property transactions: Got an appropriate valuation?

Estimates are most commonly used in apportioning expenses between private and business use. More important however is the use of valuations to work out the cost of transactions that are not at arm’s-length or when no actual cash changes hands. A common example is in respect of property transactions.

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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.

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