Share investing ideas

Share investing Are you thinking of starting a share portfolio? Or if you aren’t yet, then perhaps you should be. I must say being an accountant, I began to take notice when seeing my clients show me their substantial share portfolios, often commencing them as late as their fifties. Reasons why you would invest in…

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Applying for Director Identification number

How to apply for the new Director Identification number (Director ID number) Individuals need to apply for their own Director ID Number Please note that only an individual can apply for a Director ID Number, you can not apply for them as it requires the use of the MyGovID app Why is this happening? To…

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ATO Scam tips

Why it is important to protect your tax file number. Some of you may already be aware how important it is to protect your tax file number (TFN) from getting into the wrong hands. Crooks can use your TFN for TFN fraud, such as present themselves as you to the ATO , do your tax…

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July Covid support payments from state government

During this July 2021 Covid support payment update Some updates for you: 1.    Support for individuals The COVID-19 Disaster Payment has been extended to residents of South Australia and Victoria. The payment will be: $600 per week to individuals that have lost 20 hours or more of work during the lockdown period, or $375 per…

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How company saves tax explained simply

How to save tax in business using a company   Most companies are now taxed at 25% from each $ of profit from 1/7/21   Whereas individual takes rates are higher than this from each dollar over $45000 So businesses can take advantage of the lower individual tax rates by paying themselves individual income from…

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what is new for tax 2021

Changes to tax returns 2021   ATO Warning – Copy & Pasting Claims ATO are setting their sights on work related expenses (such as motor vehicle, travel claims, laundry, uniform purchases and business trips). The expectation is that these deductions should reduce for taxpayers who were working from home during COVID 19. However, the ATO…

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Why to own investment property in Self manged Super Funds

Something you need to know if you are growing an investment property portfolio.   Find out what here… Let say Luigi and Maria Retire with 8 rental properties owned outright   Sounds great But if they owns them individually They could still have a high taxable income Lets assume 40k taxable income each So that…

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Budget 2021

Budget 2021 Updates Next years personal income tax rates had already been announced, they are: We can look forward to more personal income tax cuts in 2025 LMITO retained for 2021-22 – the Government will retain the low and middle income tax offset for the 2021-22 income year. The LMITO provides a reduction in tax…

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Facebook ads to include GST

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GST on Facebook Did you know that from 15/2/2021 goods and services tax (gst) will be included on your facebook advertising invoices. Simply add your valid business abn to your facebook account settings.   Great initiative by the Australian government. Finally facebook paying some gst is part of the Australia’s tax policies to stop multinational…

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Work From Home Tax Deductions explained

Work From Home Tax Deductions explained We understand that due to COVID-19 your working arrangements may have changed. If you have been working from home, you may have expenses you can claim a deduction for at tax time.   Home Office deduction on tax return: requirements, records to be kept, what can be claimed. why…

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Land tax relief for landlords in South Australia

Land tax relief for landlords in South Australia Land tax relief is available for eligible non-residential and residential landlords and eligible commercial owner-occupiers in response to COVID-19. The relief is available for residential and non-residential landlords over two periods. The initial period of land tax reduction was based on rent relief the landlord has provided to tenants impacted by COVID-19 or…

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SA Government New COVID19 Grants

Cash grants 10k and 3k The Government is offering additional $10,000 grants to support small businesses still heavily impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, and for the first time is offering $3,000 cash grants to non-employing sole traders, partnerships and trusts. Applications for the grants opened on Monday 9 November and will be available until midnight 14…

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Contractor or an Employee?

  The criteria ATO consider whether you are an employee or contractor are:         Break free with Tax Accounting Adelaide Services call us on 83374460 Sole trader, Partnership, Company and Trust Tax and BAS returns; Self Managed Super Funds; Bookkeeping and Choosing Accounting Software; New business Startups Advise; Specialising in personal training…

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