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Client looking to buy a home? They may need to withhold and remit GST

  With the end of the financial year in sight, there is one more thing your clients will need to be aware of regarding changes to the tax landscape — especially those thinking of purchasing a residential property. From 1 July this year, buyers of new residential premises (or “potential residential land”) will be required

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Home to work travel claims? Generally not, but sometimes…

  As a general rule, travel from your home to your workplace is not allowed as a deduction because it constitutes a “private expense”. There are however specific situations where this rule does not apply, and there can be circumstances where you may be entitled to claim some of the travel expenses between your home and

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Getting market value right for taxation purposes

  A century on from the High Court’s landmark decision in Spencer v Commonwealth1, Simon Dorevitch sheds light on the term “market value” and its implications for tax purposes. Under Australia’s tax laws, taxpayers are frequently required to determine the market value of an asset or liability. The Inspector-General of Taxation found that there are

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Federal Budget 2018 Infographic – Winners and Losers

  It was undoubtedly a pleasant surprise to see the government has more money in its coffers than anticipated – almost $7 billion more.  More people are employed, consumers are spending their hard earned money and companies are being run effectively. Undoubtedly the headline item from the budget is tax relief for individuals by lifting

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Clients’ car expenses claims to get the blowtorch treatment this tax time

  Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson has announced that the ATO is particularly concerned about taxpayers either making mistakes or deliberately lodging false claims in relation to work-related car expenses over tax time 2018. “Last year around 3.5 million people made a work-related car expense claims, and together they totalled about $8.8 billion,” Anderson says. “Now that’s a

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