How to Deal With an Ever-More-Sophisticated ATO

As a business owner, you will undoubtedly have taken advantage of technological developments during the last decade or so. After all, the pace of change has been meteoric, and you now have access to tools, solutions, equipment and software programs that allow you to take full control of your operation. While you may now have a considerable advantage in your industry as you have been able to master these products and get ahead of your rivals, you need to focus even more attention on your accounting and tax affairs. Read More 

Property Investment: How a Quantity Surveyor Could Help to Reduce Your Tax Bill

If you have purchased a property in Australia for the purposes of investment, you may be able to use this investment as a way to reduce your annual tax bill. Read on to find out more about how this process works and how it could save you money. Property Investment and Tax If the property has lost value, the Australian tax code allows property investors to offset a certain amount of tax. Read More 

Claiming a Tax Deduction for Charitable Donations: 3 Top Tips

Donating items as a gift to charity can have two significant benefits. Firstly, it will tend to make you feel pretty good about yourself. Secondly, it could also help to cut your tax bill as, under Australian law, donations to charity are tax-deductible. However, it is important that the amount of tax you claim back for the item is an accurate reflection of the value of the item. If your tax returns are audited, and it is discovered that you have overestimated the value of your charitable gifts, you could face a hefty tax bill and possible fines from the authorities. Read More 

Key Considerations Before Using Negative Gearing

Careful thought must be invested before you make a decision to acquire a rental property using negative gearing. This article discusses some of the considerations you need to have in mind prior to benefiting from negative gearing. Additional Income Sources You should assess your other sources of income before you acquire a rental property whose income will not be sufficient to meet the loan repayment requirements in addition to meeting the other costs of maintaining that property. Read More