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“Temporary” Apartment Qualifies as Permanent Place of Abode

“Temporary” Apartment Qualifies as Permanent Place of Abode This article originally appeared on Accountants Daily on the 16th of September. The High Court has refused the Commissioner of Taxation’s application for special leave to appeal against the decision of the Full Federal Court’s decision in Harding v Commissioner of Taxation. Big four firm PwC, who acted […]

Government Floats Changes to Downsizer Contributions

  Government Floats Changes to Downsizer Contributions Sarah Kendell This post originally appeared on accountsdaily and has been republished with their permission. The government has floated a number of imminent changes to eligibility for downsizer contribution rules, including clarifying who can contribute the proceeds of pre-CGT properties and how contributions from jointly owned properties are […]

Guidelines on Director GST Liability Expansion Released

Guidelines on Director GST Liability Expansion Released Jotham Lian This post originally appeared on accountsdaily and has been republished with their permission. The ATO will only make estimates of outstanding GST, WET and LCT liabilities where taxpayers are suspected of phoenix behaviour or dissipating assets, according to new draft guidelines. The Tax Office has released […]

Super Guarantee Opt-Out Coming for Certain Individuals

Super Guarantee Opt-Out Coming for Certain Individuals Like the SMSF penalties here, this event also passed through both houses of parliament and awaits royal assent. Certain high income earning individuals will be eligible to get an employer to not make super guarantee payments on their behalf in the future. The intention of the new law […]

More High-Risk Industries Could Fall Under TPAR Regime

More High-Risk Industries Could Fall Under TPAR Regime Jotham Lian This post originally appeared on accountsdaily and has been republished with their permission. Emerging high-risk industries could yet be added to the taxable payments reporting system regime, says the Tax Office. Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) currently apply to businesses providing building and construction services, […]

Financial Planner

Finding a Good Financial Planner

Finding a Good Financial Planner Financial planners are doing it tough as their value is being questioned more than ever. Nonetheless, they are not all the same and it’s important to find a good financial planner. Good Signs An advisor is upfront about costs No pressure to do anything you’re unsure about Takes time to […]

Personal Property Securities Register

Personal Property Securities Register

Personal Property Securities Register The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA Act) and Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) are all about the registration of your assets (the secured party) to protect against the possibility of the debtor (the grantor) falling into hard times, business failure and hence insolvency. Registration of your interest can insure against losing […]

Australian Tax Office Scams Are Rampant

Australian Tax Office Scams Are Rampant Rede Accountants Gold Coast, Brisbane & Byron Bay You may have encountered a surprise call from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) about owing a tax debt. The caller says that the police will arrive any moment unless you agree to pay the debt. You rack your brain but you […]

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QBCC Tightens Rules For Building Contractors/Sub-Contractors To Be Paid On Time

QBCC Tightens Rules For Building Contractors/Sub-Contractors To Be Paid On Time Rede Accountants Gold Coast, Brisbane & Byron Bay There has been a tightening up of terms and conditions for payment of contractors/sub-contractors within the building industry in Queensland. Under the new rules a sub contractor submits a payment claim (an invoice generally) which sets […]

Labor Party’s Superannuation and Tax Policies in the 2019 Election

The Major Party’s Superannuation and Tax Policies The federal election has been called for May 18 and both major parties have outlined their superannuation and tax policies. With the federal election only weeks away many of our clients have been asking what the major political parties’ policies are that may impact their SMSF, individual taxation […]

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