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Tips for clients during WORK RELATED CAR EXPENSES crackdown

The ATO has warned that they will be paying close attention to claims for work-related car expenses this year and is reminding people to keep appropriate records. It reports that over 3.75 million people made a work-related car expense claim…

Property investors on notice after ATO spots false claims

Rental property owners who use their own property for personal holidays will be the subject of increased focus by the ATO due to a large number of mistakes, errors and false claims in recent years. We remind clients that you cannot claim…

Personal deductible contribution opportunity deadline looming

Just a reminder that if you are an employee, you can now make a personal contribution to Superannuation from your cash savings and claim a tax deduction, hence you still have a few days left in this financial year. But be aware of what you…

Super Opportunities prior to 30 June

Are you eligible for the Government’s co-contribution? If your income is below $36,813, you may be eligible for $500 co-contribution (phases out up to $51,813). If you're a low or middle-income earner and make personal (after-tax) contributions…
Tax planning man looking ahead at road

Tax planning starts now

30 June will be here before we know it. Let us help you get the most out of the upcoming weeks. If you’ve left your tax planning until the end of May and early June, then the time remaining to legally reduce your tax is getting very tight. …
Brisbane Business Accountant - tax changes 1 July 2106 and small business owners

Key tax changes for businesses from 1 July 2016

There are a number of key tax changes you need to be aware of as a business owner. These changes will apply from 1 July 2016, and include: Small Business Entity (SBE) threshold turnover increased to $10 million. This allows many more businesses…
Brisbane Business Accountant business coaching service

Should your Accountant be your Business Coach?

I met with clients this week who run a successful, growing business. It's growing modestly, but that's the way they like it. And they want to go national. They have their challenges, sure, but generally things are looking up. I visited their…
Brisbane Business Accountant - woman provding financial advice

QUICK! Call your Accountant / Adviser, before it's too late

How many times have you heard that before? Probably never. But there it is. Life moves pretty fast. It seems everybody is too busy to stop and think. And that is a major problem. It's far too easy to focus on what's urgent,and forget about what's…