Your First Tax Return What You Need To Know

Your First Tax Return: What You Need To Know

Tax return season is quickly approaching for individuals. You may need to begin thinking about the process sooner rather than later to ensure that you have everything ready for your accountant. If you’ve never had to complete a tax return before (and it’s your first time) or are still uncertain about what you need to…

Dont CopyPaste Your Tax Return From Last Year

Don’t Copy/Paste Your Tax Return From Last Year

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, how Australians claim work-related expenses on their tax returns every other year is sure to be different this year. The ATO is warning Australians that they will be watching what is claimed and how the impacts of COVID-19 are reflected in tax returns. During the 2020 tax return season,…

Stamp Duty Tax – The Invisible Cost To Purchases

Stamp Duty Tax – The Invisible Cost To Purchases

When you’re buying a property, there’s a high likelihood that you’re going to need to pay a tax known as stamp duty on top of the price originally agreed on for that property. Stamp duty is a tax levied by all Australian states and territories on property purchases. It is considered one of the most…

The Shortcut Method Claiming Your Work From Home Deduction

The Shortcut Method: Claiming Your Work From Home Deduction

There’s a new normal towards how Australians are approaching their work, with remote working now a more viable option for businesses and their employees, and it’s affecting the way that Australians now make claims for tax. With many businesses affected by city-wide lockdowns during parts of the 2020-21 financial year, and some whose employees preferring…

Consequences Of Improperly Lodged Tax Returns

Consequences Of Improperly Lodged Tax Returns

With tax return season approaching quickly this year, you may have already started looking into lodging your income tax return. Ensuring that your details are correct and that any information about your earned income from the year is lodged is the responsibility of the taxpayer and their tax agent. However, if during this income tax…

How Are Different Trust Types Taxed

How Are Different Trust Types Taxed?

A tried and true method of investment, trusts are generally and commonly known as being for the wealthier elements of society. A trust however is a highly versatile tool that individuals  and businesses can use to align with and achieve their particular investment, financial or personal goals. They can also incur a number of taxable…

Tax Deductible Interest From Your Home Loan

Tax Deductible Interest From Your Home Loan

It’s a simple, step-by-step process used by many Australians to increase their income. Borrow money from a financial institution, invest in a second property and pay off the loan with the profit accrued from the investment property (ie. rent from tenants). But did you know that the interest on a home loan for the purchase…