Private Clients

The Budget sweetener: lowering personal taxes 25th May 2018

Low and middle-income earners have emerged as the winners from the Budget. The Government unveiled their 7-year 3-phase plan, focusing on reducing the tax burden on individual taxpayers from 1 July 2018....

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Australian Federal Budget Review 2018 8th May 2018

In the run-up to the Federal Budget, two things were expected, a budget that responsibly delivered tax cuts and also a budget that delivered ‘meaningful’ tax reform....

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Claiming the cost of repairs on a rental property? What you can and can’t claim 20th April 2018

Need to do some repairs on your rental property? You may be able to deduct these repairs and maintenance costs.The first thing to remember is that the repairs and maintenance costs must relate directly to ‘wear and tear’ or other damage that occurred as a result of you renting out the property....

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Investing in Bitcoin? Know the tax implications 18th April 2018

A bit confused about Bitcoin? What is it and what does tax have to do with it? Here, we share a few key facts and the tax consequences that may arise if you are thinking about investing (or have already invested) in Bitcoin....

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GST Alert: Australian Government Turns Property Purchasers Into Gst Collectors 23rd March 2018

The Federal Government has introduced legislation into Parliament that turns mum and dad property purchasers into GST collectors for the ATO.  The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 imposes onerous obligations on developers and purchasers from 1 July 2018 and is likely to cause significant practical and administrative difficulties, particularly in the short term.  Developers and other vendors of residential property will need to prepare for new rules....

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Protect yourself; no-one else can do it for you 7th December 2017

We all know how much more litigious our society is becoming . . . and we’ve all heard horror stories of how some unexpected business risk appeared from left field and totally destroyed someone. “It was never meant to happen.”...

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Get a scoreboard - what is not measured cannot be managed 1st December 2017

When we live our day-to-day lives with such focus and precision the results are truly amazing. What is not measured cannot be managed....

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Get structured - best not to build on a foundation of sand 1st December 2017

The whole area of structuring is full of opportunities that are seldom effectively utilised. What do we mean by structuring? ...

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Get less tax - there are numerous ways to pay less tax 1st November 2017

There are numerous ways to pay less tax. As the quote above indicates, even people as wealthy as the late Kerry Packer are keen to find ways to minimise tax....

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Get an exit plan now - start as you intend to finish 1st October 2017

Many self-employed business owners will rely on the sale of their businesses to fund their retirement. In many instances they have no (or very limited superannuation) at the time of sale....

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