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Making Sense of Taxes on Money You Get Back from Your Bank

Introduction: In a perfect world, banks would always do right by us, giving good advice and being transparent. But sometimes, they mess up. When this happens, regulators step in to fix things and compensate those who get hurt. If you find yourself getting money back from your bank, you might wonder if you have to … Continue reading Making Sense of Taxes on Money You Get Back from Your Bank

How to Claim Your Own Home Office Expenses

Introduction: Working from home has its perks, and one of them is the chance to get some money back through tax deductions. In this blog, we’ll break down who can claim these deductions, what expenses count, and the easy ways to figure it all out. Let’s make sure you’re not missing out on extra cash! … Continue reading How to Claim Your Own Home Office Expenses

A Guide to Keeping Impeccable Investment Records

Introduction: Investing wisely is not only about making sound financial decisions but also about maintaining meticulous records. Keeping accurate and organised records of your investments is crucial for reporting income, claiming deductions, and ensuring compliance with tax regulations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the essential records you should maintain, why they are important, and … Continue reading A Guide to Keeping Impeccable Investment Records

Your Simple Guide to Declaring Income on Your Taxes

Introduction: Understanding which income to tell the taxman about can feel like finding your way through a maze. In this blog, we’ll break down the different types of income you might have and make it easier to report them correctly on your tax return. Money from Work: Your job is where you get your main … Continue reading Your Simple Guide to Declaring Income on Your Taxes

Franking Credits: A Simple Guide for Tax-Exempt Groups

Introduction: Franking credits can be a helpful perk in Australia’s tax system, lowering taxes on dividends for shareholders. But tax-exempt groups need to be careful not to lose out on franking credit refunds. In this blog post, let’s break down the tricky part of the law, subparagraph 207-122(b)(i) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 … Continue reading Franking Credits: A Simple Guide for Tax-Exempt Groups

Latest Guidance on Research and Development (R&D) Claims

Introduction: Let’s talk about recent updates from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regarding Research and Development (R&D) tax incentives. They’ve raised concerns about businesses claiming these incentives in ways that might not be fair or right. Two new alerts, TA 2023/4 and TA 2023/5, highlight specific issues—let’s break them down in simpler terms. Taxpayer Alert … Continue reading Latest Guidance on Research and Development (R&D) Claims

The new DGR endorsement measures take effect on January 1, 2024

Introduction: As we usher in the new year, 2024 brings about a significant change in the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) landscape in Australia. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is set to take on the administrative reins of four unique DGR categories, promising a more streamlined and efficient process for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations seeking endorsement. In … Continue reading The new DGR endorsement measures take effect on January 1, 2024

Facing Tax Troubles? Here’s What You Need to Know

Introduction: Dealing with taxes can be tricky for businesses, especially with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) taking a tougher stance on collecting unpaid debts. Let’s break down some important points, potential issues, and solutions for businesses in tax challenges. 1. Handling Money Responsibly: Businesses often owe money through withheld funds, like employee taxes and superannuation. … Continue reading Facing Tax Troubles? Here’s What You Need to Know

Balancing Two Homes For Tax Benefits

Introduction: Capital Gains Tax (CGT) can be a maze of rules and exceptions, especially when claiming exemptions for main residences. In this blog post, we’ll unravel the intricacies of CGT exemptions, exploring scenarios where individuals might find themselves juggling two main residences and the exceptions that come into play. The Six-Month Overlap: One common scenario … Continue reading Balancing Two Homes For Tax Benefits

Tax Troubles: What to Do When Records Go Missing

Introduction: We’ve all been there—rummaging through drawers, scouring folders, and frantically searching computer files, only to realise that our tax records are nowhere to be found. Whether it’s due to a move, a technological mishap, or the unfortunate aftermath of a natural disaster, the panic that sets in is undeniable. But fear not, for there … Continue reading Tax Troubles: What to Do When Records Go Missing