Christmas brings together families and important decisions As we approach the end of another year many people will be looking forward to the festive season and the chance to slow down and catch up with family, particularly elderly parents. Busy lives and distant homes can make it easy to feel out of touch.
If you’ve paid a tradie, cleaner or courier contractor to help in the last year, you might need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR). You may need to lodge a TPAR if your business: is primarily in the building and construction industry and paid contractors to provide building and construction services – including
If you haven’t already, it is time to move to Single Touch Payroll now! Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting is here, and you need make the move by 30 September 2019. STP changes the way you report your employees’ tax and super information to us.
SMSF status to change on Super Fund Lookup if the annual return is lodged late ATO have stated from 1 October 2019 if the SMSF return is overdue more than two weeks on any annual return and hasn’t requested a lodgement deferral they will change their status on Super Fund Lookup (SFLU)
Are you going to meet the QBCC deadline? Your financial Information needs to be lodged with the QBCC by 31st December 2019. Before you get caught up in the silly season, contact us on 07 5437 9900 as we can assist you with preparing the necessary documentation.
Scenario 1. Its 7 am on a Monday morning, you get to work and there is fire & smoke billowing from your windows. The fire brigade is on site, what do you do next? What is your emergency plan?
At Xerocon last week, Xero announced their new ‘Auto pay’ feature, that allows your business to automatically collect payment from credit card or bank account details for repeating invoices.
A new Australian Taxation Office Campaign As part of their latest campaign, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is contacting Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Trustees directly where 90% or more of their SMSF’s investments belong to the same asset class (Eg. property).
Net Medical Expenses tax offset If your personal taxable income is below $90,000 or family taxable income is below $180,000 and your net medical expenses are over $2,377 you may be eligible for a 20% tax offset. The medical expenses that are included in the offset are: Disability Aids Wheelchairs Hearing aids Freestanding over-bed frame
If you read the business pages of the newspaper, you may have seen the term ‘inter generational wealth transfer’ starting to appear more frequently. That’s because an estimated $3 trillion of wealth is predicted to change hands over the next two decades, from households of Australians age 55+ to younger generations.[i] This represents a massive shake-up
We have been made aware of a new scam that appears to be targeting SMSF Trustees. In this instance, a caller purporting to be from the ATO made contact with an SMSF Trustee advising them that they had been underpaid by the ATO and were owed an additional $180.00.
ASIC Finds Consumer Credit Insurance Poor Value and Harming Consumers ASIC’s review of the sale of consumer credit insurance (CCI) has found unacceptable sales practices, poor product design and significant remediation costs in CCI sold by major banks and lenders. Find out more, click this link.
Receiving Compensation Payments With the fall out from the Royal Commission into the banking industry, are you due to receive any of the compensation payments being paid from the various financial institutions? If so, please be aware that you will possibly face tax consequences on this receipt of money.
Single Touch Payroll – Could it be the biggest adjustment to Australian Businesses since Good & Services Tax (GST)? The Australian Taxation Office recently introduced Single Touch Payroll (STP), this is a new legal requirement to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation via STP-enabled software to the ATO each time you are paid
SMSF Post-Election Update With the Federal Election called in favour of the Liberal Party, SMSF Trustees are likely to be spared from some of the more significant changes that were proposed by the Opposition Leader in the May Budget. The proposed change that perhaps gained the most media attention, and the one that we received
If you once ran a thriving taxi company that started to fade when Uber burst on the scene or a hotel that suffered from the impact of Airbnb, you know what the word “disruption” means. You probably don’t do either of those things but could the business you do run be equally at risk from
Can you believe 30th June 2019 is almost here? We suggest for businesses to be ready for the end of financial year, below are a few standard business items for you to look at -: For businesses for eligible plant purchased during 2018/19 you will be eligible to claim a 100% immediate write-off for businesses
To get the most out of your life insurance, consider your own needs, circumstances and medical history. When looking at a life insurance policy it’s important to check:
A business is classified as a small business entity where the aggregated annual turnover is less than $10 million. The aggregated turnover is based on the ordinary income earned in the course of running the business (annual turnover) plus the annual turnover of any business connected or affiliated with you.
SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL: Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new legal requirement to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation via STP-enabled software to the ATO each time you pay your employees.
Australia – as the saying goes – is a ‘lucky country’. Our standard of living, our climate, and our health care and social security systems all stand up well to international comparisons. But there is a downside, in the false sense of security that Australians live with in terms of their health, and their capacity
As a business owner, there are plenty of things you need to manage, and two of the most important of these are assets and risks. In other words, building your wealth and protecting your wealth.
Is your business built to stand the test of time? In the wake of a number of high profile collapses and insolvencies in the local construction industry, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is proposing changes to the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR).
The pen may be mightier than the sword – but can it beat the smartphone? When it comes to keeping track of vehicle mileage, we think not. When do you need to use a logbook?
Single Touch Payroll – The Australian Taxation Office has extended the STP obligations to all employers. Parliament has approved legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting to include all small employers (fewer than 20 employees) from 1 July 2019. Don’t know what STP is?
Busy work. That work you have to get done, but somehow seems to take over your entire day and before you know it, you’ve reached the end of the week and still haven’t managed to make a dent on the most important task on your to do list. Sure, this can be about priorities, but
Hot Election Topic explained – Franking Credits Proposal What is the proposal? The House of Representatives Standing Committee on economics has announced an inquiry in the implications of removing refundable franking credits. The inquiry is going to report on the use of franking credits and who franking credits support and who would be impacted if
The Chance of Developing Stroke Sometime During One’s Lifespan Is 25% It’s a worldwide health threat. The probability of a person developing a stroke at some point during their remaining lifespan is seen at one in four globally on average, according to 2016 data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The lifetime stroke risk
Starting a business is part science, part art, and a large part hard work! It can get lost in all the excitement but you need to get the balance right. Approximately 20 percent of all small businesses fail in their first year; and your chances of your business making it to five years are around
While everyone wants their businesses to be successful and operate for a long time, you may not necessarily want to remain at the helm. At some point, you may want to pass the business on to your children, or to someone else in the company. You may want to sell your share to your business