We are delighted to share the news that the Walshs team has experienced great success throughout the year, securing #60 in the Australian Financial Review Top 100 Accounting Firms and as finalists within several categories at the Australian Accounting Awards 2023 and the IFA Excellence Awards 2023. These awards recognise outstanding contributions within the financial
Investing in property as an asset class is an excellent method to create meaningful long-term wealth through leveraged returns and passive income. There are generally two types of investment property rental options, short-term or long-term rental agreements. Each have their own pros and cons which we’ve outlined below. Long-term rental investments Long-term rental investments involve leasing
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.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently revised the fixed rate method for claiming working from home deductions. Previously, the fixed rate was 52 cents per hour and covered only running expenses for home office use. However, the new rate has been increased to 67 cents per hour and now includes additional expenses such as
We are proud to announce that Walshs has recently gained another incredible accolade having been named the winner in the category of ‘Self-Licenced Firm of the Year’ at the recent IFA Excellence Awards held on the 16th November in Sydney. These awards celebrate the best and brightest in the financial services industry nationally and we are thrilled to be
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
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