Category: News

Builders, GST and Sales Contracts

From 1 July 2018 there’s been major changes to the way the ATO collect GST from the sale of new homes. If you’re a home builder who constructs and sells new homes, then these changes will have an impact….

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What’s in a name?

Do you operate a business that trades under a business name? If you do and you haven’t registered that name, then the new legislation affects you.
Anyone who operates a business knows how valuable a business name can be. Therefore, it makes sense……

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Recent changes in the Realm of Liquidation

There have been some major changes recently that may alter the outcome if a business was to enter voluntary administration.

The first change is the introduction of ‘Safe Harbour’. The idea of the new safe harbour provision is to protect the directors of companies that go into……

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Australian Residents for Tax Purposes & the Tax Free-Threshold

Most people who come to Australia for a working holiday or visit are not Australian residents. This includes travellers on 417 or 462 visas (such as backpackers). This is because most backpackers, consistent with their visa requirements, do not intend to stay in Australia, but only intend to have a holiday….

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What’s New in the Accounting & Taxation World?

Changes, updates and things to know for September 2018 New Education Requirements for Existing & New Advisers There has been a huge reform in regards to the education requirements of existing and new accountants and financial advisers who provide financial advice. Under the new laws…….

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Where is my tax refund!?

For some people the wait for their expected tax refund can seem to drag out! Many people are under the impression that once their tax return has been lodged via their tax agent that the refund is immediate, unfortunately this is not the case. We are seeing the ATO take…….

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