Small business car parking FBT exemption

A business becomes liable for car parking fringe benefits tax where it provides parking for more than four hours on its premises to its employees, and is situated within one kilometre of a commercial car park where the minimum all day cost is more than the current parking fringe benefit threshold ($8.66 a day for

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Stay alert for scams and fraud

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is committed to educating taxpayers on how to protect themselves against tax scams and identity theft. It says that up to the end of June in 2017, $2.7 million was handed over to fraudsters, with about 2,500 individuals providing some sort of personal information to scammers, including tax file numbers.

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Having fun AND making money. But is it a business or a hobby?

It may seem fairly obvious whether a person is in business or not, but the distinction can be important for other reasons. Your client may be having fun AND making money. But is it a business or a hobby? For example, if you are not carrying on a business, the option to deduct losses from

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A quick guide to tradie tax time deductions

For tradies, doing business comes with daily costs. A quick guide to tradie tax time deductions Here are some tradie tax time deductions and expense claims you can make this year. Don’t pay any more tax than you have to this financial year. Your tools, uniform, equipment and vehicle all incur deductible costs.   For

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