Taxation

September 2018: Self Employed? You could claim a deduction for saving for your retirement

There’s a new option in place for self employed Australians to be better able to save for retirement, but another change to the superannuation rules (in the SMSF arena) could lessen the appeal of borrowing to invest. We look at a GST apportioning option to cover private use, and also the compliance steps that may …

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August 2018: Lodgement Rates & Thresholds Guide 2018/19

To save you having to laboriously search for the right tax rate or relevant threshold, the essential information is right here in one place. This guide includes tax rates, offset limits and benchmarks, rebate levels, allowances, and essential super as well as FBT rates and thresholds (including current gross-up factors) and student loan repayment rates. …

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July 2018: Retired and asset rich but cash poor? The pension loans scheme may help

Not every retiree has heard of the government’s Pension Loan Scheme, but it’s about time more people did. And with Tax Time now upon us, we run over some tips for your tax return. An integrity measure that businesses need to keep a close eye on, called Division 7A, is given the once over, as …

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April 2018: New Child Care Package: What every parent needs to know

From 2 July 2018 the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is replacing the two current child care payments of Child Care Rebate (CCR) and Child Care Benefit (CCB). The Australian Government is investing an additional $2.5 billion over four years to support the 1.2 million families who use approved child care. The changes are to …

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