What a long-term view of the market can teach investors

  The curtain coming down on another year has a way of focusing the mind on how time is passing. 

Government takes next step in tax cheats crackdown

  The Turnbull government has launched an invitation for public comment to the Black Economy Taskforce ahead of an interim report in March, in an effort to stamp out tax evasion and loopholes.

Car salary packages and the deductibility of after-tax running costs

  Including a car in a salary package is a popular remuneration arrangement, and doing so as part of a salary sacrifice package will often give rise the a “novated lease”.  

CGT confusion seeing unnecessary sell-offs

  A lot of SMSF trustees are confused by the CGT transitional relief provided in the super reforms and are selling off fund assets ...

‘Devastating’ property investments hitting SMSFs

  Several SMSF professionals have revealed that their clients are being increasingly the target, and victims, of dodgy property schemes promising high yield and minimal risk.

Choosing an Executor

  Obligations and responsibilities of an executor are significant.  Their decisions can be monumental.

Asset valuation crackdown imminent for SMSFs

  Two SMSF auditors, including a big four firm, have revealed that they expect the ATO to home in on asset valuations imminently, ahead of the introduction of new caps on 1 July 2017.

New Year (investment) resolutions

  An astute way to begin a new year is to take a close look at your personal finances - including your super and non-super investment portfolios and your retirement-saving strategies - and to think about what improvements should be made.

ATO fires warning shots at cash economy exploiters

  The ATO has warned businesses in the cash economy are a major focus area for the regulator as it ramps up its scrutiny of third party data, in an effort to ensure  a fair marketplace for businesses doing the right thing.

Have You Claimed These Tax Deductions On Your Rental Property?

Think you’ve claimed all you can on your investment property? Depending on your circumstances, the expenses you can claim as tax deductions on your property can vary!  Knowing what deductions you can claim can be confusing. For instance, some people mistakenly assume that maintenance and repairs of their property before it is leased can be […]

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