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2016/17 Year-end Checklist for Business

Many of our business clients like to review their tax position at the end of the income year and evaluate any year-end strategies that may be available to legitimately reduce their tax.   Traditionally, year-end tax planning for small businesses is based around two simple concepts – i.e., accelerating business deductions and deferring income.

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2016/17 Individual Tax Return Checklist

Your Checklist Claims for deductions Receipts for deductions Car claims and log books Please review the information below and contact our office if you need assistance.   Tax saving strategies prior to 1 July 2017 A good strategy to reduce tax payable is normally to accelerate any income tax deductions into the current income year, which will reduce overall taxable …

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June 2017 Practice Update

Budget Update The Government handed down the 2017/18 Federal Budget on Tuesday 9th May 2017. The Budget proposes (amongst several other changes) to increase the Medicare Levy by 0.5% to 2.5% from 1 July 2019 (and tax and withholding rates that are linked to the highest marginal income tax (e.g., FBT) will also increase from 1 July 2019). One of …

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May 2017 Practice Update

Company tax cuts pass the Senate with amendments Editor: After a marathon few days of extended sittings (the last before the Federal Budget in May), the Government finally managed to get its company tax cuts through the Senate, but it was not without compromise. The following outlines the final changes to the law, as passed by the Senate, including a …

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April 2017 Practice Update

Reduction in FBT rate from 1 April 2017 In conjunction with the introduction of the temporary budget repair levy (of 2%, payable by high income earners), the FBT rate was also increased from 47% to 49% for the 2016 and 2017 FBT years. However, the FBT rate will revert back to 47% from 1 April 2017. Editor: This means there …

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March 2017 Practice Update

ATO data regarding Super Guarantee non-compliance Editor: The ATO has provided some information about Superannuation Guarantee (SG) non-compliance in its recent submission to a Senate inquiry into the impact of the non-payment of the Superannuation Guarantee. In addition to marketing and education activities to re-enforce the need for employers to meet their SG obligations, the ATO conducts audits and reviews …

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