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Entries for July 2016

Work-related deductions: What’s on the taxman’s radar?

The ATO says that this year it will be paying extra attention to people whose deduction claims are higher than expected, in particular those claiming car expenses. These can include claims by those tr...

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SMSF trustees: Non-arm’s length LRBA grace period extended

The ATO had previously held that limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) which are not maintained on arm’s length terms need to be fixed before June 30, 2016.  Otherwise, this would...

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Tips to spot a scam (and what to do)

The ATO has recently warned that it is continuing to see instances of scam emails, SMS messages or telephone calls where criminals try to steal money or information from taxpayers. These scams can be ...

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What you need to bring to your tax return appointment

If you’re coming in soon to discuss your tax return for yourself or your business, being prepared saves a lot of time and effort for both yourself and for us. If you are a new client, it is alw...

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Purchasers to become tax collectors on real estate post-1 July

New withholding rules on the sale of property by foreign residents have been introduced – which essentially makes purchasers tax collectors. The government says this has been necessary as f...

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Novated leases explained

Wrapping a car into a salary package is a very popular choice, and doing so as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement often raises the topic of novated leases. What’s a novated lease? Simply...

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Maximise your claim: Overlooked tax 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.   Examples of assets that...

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