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Personal income tax changes – what are you really entitled to?

The recent income tax cuts that passed through Parliament do not mean everyone automatically gets $1,080 back from the Government as soon as they...

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Why the Government is restricting cash payments to under $10,000

From 1 January 2020, the Government intends to restrict the value of cash payments a business makes or accepts to amounts under $10,000. Ignoring...

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FBT and Uber style ride sharing

When an employee uses a taxi service for travel to or from work or if the employee is sick, it is generally exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)...

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Weirdest tax deductions revealed

Would you claim the Lego you bought for your kids throughout the year as a tax deduction? One taxpayer did and it made the Australian Taxation...

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Active Accounting Group prepares a Meal from the Heart

Last month, Active Accounting Group got together outside of the office to prepare a meal for the wonderful families staying at the Ronald McDonald...

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Single touch payroll exemption for directors and family members

The ATO has provided a concession from single touch payroll for payments by small employers to closely held payees.

Single touch payroll (STP) was...

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ATO tax cheat tip-offs at an all-time high

Tip-offs to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have reached an all-time high with close to 60,000 tip-offs received between June and May 2019 –...

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Cleaners and Couriers - lodging your first TPAR

If you are a business that provides a cleaning or courier service you will need to report payments you make to contractors if;

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Who owns the assets of a trust?

It’s not uncommon for people to put assets such as their family home into a trust, particularly professionals working in litigious fields or...

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New pay rates from 1 July

New pay rates came into effect from 1 July 2019 with the minimum wage increasing by 3% from the first full pay period. The new national minimum...

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