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Tuesday 7th April 2020
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Many offices have moved to remote working and employees are working from home, this can create added expenses for employees. However, there are possible tax deductions you may be entitled to.

 

What items can be claimed?

Home office running expenses:

Running

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Tuesday 31st March 2020
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The Federal Government announced a new $130bn JobKeeper payment plan as part of its third stimulus package. This is created to subsidise wages to ensure businesses can keep employees during the downturn, due to COVID-19. 
 
Businesses will receive a wage subsidy of $1,500 per eligible employee, per fortnight to keep employees

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Monday 16th March 2020
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The Government has announced a $17.6 billion investment package to support the economy as we brace for the impact of the coronavirus.

The yet to be legislated four-part package focuses on business investment, sustaining employers and driving cash into the economy.

For business

  1. Business
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Monday 20th January 2020
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The margin scheme is a way of working out the GST you must pay when selling property as part of your business. The amount of GST normally paid on a property sale is equal to one-eleventh of the total sale price. If the margin scheme is used, the GST is calculated on the difference between the sale price and your purchase price of the property

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Monday 25th November 2019
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Throwing a Christmas party for your employees can be a great way to show appreciation and have some fun, but tax implications of a party can be surprising and costly.

Before hosting a staff Christmas party, employers should be aware that the majority of the time, a party would be considered ‘entertainment’ and is

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Wednesday 25th September 2019
Category: Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

It’s known by a variety of names, such as the black economy, or even the cash or hidden economy. It is when people or businesses deliberately hide income to avoid paying the right amount of tax or superannuation. One of the ways they do this is by not recording or reporting all their cash income or electronic transactions.

It

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Wednesday 28th August 2019
Categories: Hotels and Hospitality | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

To date the majority of digital innovation in hospitality businesses, including hotels, pubs and clubs, has come in consumer-facing functions - customer service, administration, travel. In fact 64% of hotel guests said it was extremely/very important for hotels to continue investing in new technology to enhance the customer experience,

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Monday 15th July 2019
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Using the most advanced GPS tracking available you can now track and manage journeys and business mileage with ease. You can either simply tap 'start' and the App will track the journey (even when minimised) and press 'stop' to end the tracking, or set the app up to automatically track all journeys. The App will automatically

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Monday 24th June 2019
Category: Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Owning an investment property can provide great benefits, including additional income and entitlement to tax deductions.

Now is the time for property investors  to take advantage of the tax strategies available to them this financial year.

Prepaid expenses:

In order to maximise your tax bill in the financial

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Monday 6th May 2019
Categories: Business | Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Knowing what you can claim from travel allowances and expenses can be difficult as in some cases, tax deductions from an allowance are to be withheld unless specified otherwise.

The reasonable amount of travel expenses is updated yearly and is based on job type and salary. On the occasion that you are required to travel overnight for work,

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