Key changes for FY2023-24 The instant asset write-off incentive is a tax-saving initiative introduced by the Australian Government, which allows eligible businesses to deduct the full cost of certain assets in the year they are purchased, rather than claiming the cost over a number of years. The Government has announced that it will reduce the
Selling your rental property is a great opportunity to unlock some personal equity. But don’t forget the taxman wants a slice of the cake. Capital gains tax (CGT) is liable for the profits on the sale of property, however there are some exemptions which can be utilised to optimise your tax position. The main residence
Tax planning is an essential aspect of financial management that requires careful consideration and strategic decision-making. One effective way to ensure optimal tax management is by engaging in regular tax planning meetings with your accountant at Walshs. These meetings provide a valuable opportunity to collaborate, analyse, and develop personalised strategies to navigate the complexities of
New legislation allows exemptions from paying Fringe benefits tax (FBT) on private use of electric vehicles which meet certain conditions. This article will help you make an informed decision on your next vehicle purchase, exploring the pros and cons and providing any necessary information. What is accepted…and the conditions: The first barrier to the exemption,
If you are an employer, then you will no doubt be aware of Single Touch Payroll (STP) and your obligations to be compliant to the STP2 changes that all employers must complete before 31st March 2023. The Government announced in the 2019-20 Budget, that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information.
As a newly self-employed doctor, there are a significant number of considerations that need to be worked through, for example; registering for GST, managing practice obligations, managing tax liabilities and finding new patients. Often, growing wealth at this time can be difficult or become a low priority. When moving into private practice, you become self-employed
Balancing the books is a crucial part of running a successful business and an important part of this is ensuring you meet ATO deadlines for compliance lodgements. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides ‘Key Dates’ for all of the compliance lodgements. However, these deadlines can easily be overlooked by busy business owners which can create
Further to our article published a few weeks ago, ‘Queensland Land Tax Changes – Are you Affected?’, there has been some recent developments in this area. During the recent Prime Ministers National Cabinet Meeting in Canberra, it is reported that the Premier learned that the other states were not going to provide assistance as
With fuel prices on the rise, along with a global environmental awareness, the electric vehicle market in Australia has seen an exponential growth. For small business owners where business vehicles are a common asset with sizable deductions, it is important to know the differences between what can be claimed for a motor vehicle (MV) and
Salary Packaging provides you with a method of using pre-tax funds to pay for certain items with an eligible employer. If you work for a public benevolent organisation, you may be eligible for this benefit (e.g. Public Health, Research Institutes, etc.) What are the benefits Instead of your income being taxed, coming to you, and
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