Harper News

Entries for December 2015

Tax Office targets expats who claim non-resident status

The Tax Office has sent letters to people living overseas who have made claims as non-residents for tax purposes. The pro-forma letter asks for a response within 28 days to establish that the recei...

[Read more...]

Builders: There may be questions about your taxable payments report

The Tax Office has announced that it is contacting certain businesses in the building and construction industry that have lodged an annual “taxable payments annual report” about some of th...

[Read more...]

Victim of identity theft? The taxman can help

Such is the very real threat nowadays of identity theft that the Tax Office has set up a Client Identity Support Centre (find it here) to help taxpayers who have had their identities stolen or misused...

[Read more...]

Online help for small business owners

There’s an online tool on the Tax Office’s website that is designed to provide answers to various questions that small businesses may have regarding tax or superannuation. Named &ldquo...

[Read more...]

Claiming business website development costs

Creating and maintaining a website is expensive because it’s complicated. Lots of small businesses pay hefty costs to have their sites run because they don’t have the time or expertise to ...

[Read more...]

Actuarial certificates – finally some clarity

The Tax Office has finally provided clarity on the need for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) in obtaining actuarial certificates where an SMSF converts to pension phase. According to the Ta...

[Read more...]

Tax and cyber security: Are you prepared?

Since July this year, scams targeting both individual and business taxpayers have been running rife.

[Read more...]

What is adjusted taxable income and why you might need to know

If you recently have or ever plan to apply for certain tax offsets, concessions or government benefits, the basis for eligibility can be determined based on your “adjusted taxable income” (ATI).

[Read more...]

New company tax franking implications

The recent cut to the tax rate for small incorporated businesses, while generally welcomed, can bring with it some important considerations when it comes to distributing franked dividends.

[Read more...]

Have you thought about the small business pool write-off?

The temporary $20,000 immediate write-off for “small business entities” attracts regular queries, even though it has been many months since the initiative was first announced with the Federal Budget early this year.

[Read more...]

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.

[Read more...]

Contact Us

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

* Required
Business Diagnostic Tool

Health 180 Business Diagnostic

Reveals the most effective way for you to improve your business, plus the key areas for you to start on right now ...

First time users: click the Registration button, otherwise click the Login button

Use Promo Code:  AID0744-02N




Online Calculator

Click here to use our Online Calculator

Privacy Statement  |  3/506 Nepean Highway (PO Box 11040) Frankston Vic Australia 3199  |  Tel 03 9770 1547
Harper Group Pty Ltd ABN 19 067 923 611  |  © 2013 Harper Financial Group Pty Ltd  ABN 46 124 548 812