Here is hoping you all had a lovely Easter and ate lots of chocolate, but for some, unfortunately this time of year is not all beer and skittles. It is also the time for what can appear to be a never ending stream of payments to our friends at the ATO. So what is going… Read More Easter means tax bills
Remember to check out the newsletter page on my website for our regular tax updates. This month includes the tax aspects of Bitcoins – yes contrary to popular belief there are tax ramifications! – and how renting part of your home, through for example AirBNB, will potentially cost you in capital gains on the eventual… Read More Bitcoins & Tax
Believe it or not there is still the possibility to get some free money from the government. The superannuation co-contribution is hanging on in there for a little longer so make use of it if you can and grab up to $500 of free cash. To access the co contribution you need to fulfil the… Read More More Free Money from the Government
Do you have a spouse? Would you like to pay $540 less tax? If the answer to both of these is yes then read on as it is still possible to get a tax offset for superannuation contributions made on behalf of your spouse. It’s free money from the government, so if funds allow, why… Read More Tax Offset for those with a Spouse
Morning, below is a summary of the changes to the budget relating to super. This being the area of most change. Remember these changes are not yet legislated and mostly will not come into force until 1 July 2017. None of the changes suggest you should remove any money from super. It will continue to… Read More Budget Update 2016 – 7 Main Points
There has been much in the press recently about negatively geared investment properties and whether the tax concessions will be reined in. However we are forgetting that you can negatively gear any investment, it doesn’t have to be property, and no one is talking about changing those rules. You can access the benefits of gearing… Read More Lets Negatively Gear Something Else
Thinking of coming back to Australia to retire? Then you need a plan in place to utilise the utopian Australian tax system, many years before your feet actually touch Australian soil. In your absence, the superannuation rules have changed such that with a bit of careful planning, once you retire over age 60, you might… Read More Retiring in Australia?