Stay Up-to-Date on Accounting Regulations

How to Stay Up-to-Date on Accounting Regulations

In the dynamic world of finance and business, staying updated on accounting regulations is integral for financial success. With constantly shifting rules and guidelines, businesses should stay updated on accounting regulations to avoid hefty fines and maintain a positive reputation. This blog explains the importance of staying informed and how accountants play an important role…
self education

Self-education: What can you claim?

The Australian Taxation Office have released a new draft ruling on self-education expenses. We revisit the deductibility of self-education expenses and what you can and can’t claim. If you undertake study that is connected to your work you can normally claim your costs of that study as a tax deduction – assuming your employer has…
ATO launches campaign to target tax withholding on overseas royalties

ATO Launches Campaign to Target Tax Withholding on Overseas Royalties

ATO has embarked on a new campaign to target private wealth groups withholding tax on overseas royalties. The ATO’s International Risk for Private Groups Program has launched a campaign focusing on non-resident withholding tax relating to royalty expenses paid overseas for the 2019 and 2020 income years. Taxpayers who have paid royalties to a non-resident…
Professional Services Firm Profits Guidance Finalised

Professional Services Firm Profits Guidance Finalised

The Australian Taxation Office’s finalised position on the allocation of profits from professional firms starts on 1 July 2022. The ATO’s guidance uses a series of factors to determine the level of risk associated with profits generated by a professional services firm and how they flow through to individual practitioners and their related parties. The…
Australian Tax Laws

If Santa was an Australian Tax Resident

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A lighter look at the complexity of Australian taxation laws and the year that has been. Dear Mr Claus, Thank you for the opportunity to provide strategic business, tax and compliance advice for your operation. We’re pleased you have initiated this advice as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has instigated a number or reviews that…
Main residence exemption myths and misconceptions

Main Residence Exemption Myths and Misconceptions

The surge in the residential property market continues to attract buyers and sellers, many involving the family home. This article considers the common myths and misconceptions when it comes to being eligible for the main residence exemption. When it comes to taxation, the family home is sacred. It is often the largest asset a taxpayer…
Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency

Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency

The Australian Taxation Office recently updated its guidance on tax and cryptocurrency. In early November, the Commonwealth Bank announced that it is now Australia’s first bank to offer customers the ability to buy, sell and hold crypto assets, directly through the CommBank app. You know when the banks come on board, cryptocurrency has become normal.…
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