• 15 Oct, 2020

Budget 2020 – what’s in it for me?

The government has handed down its big spending budget in a bid to revive the economy. In terms of individuals, as expected, the government has confirmed that it will bring…

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  • 23 Jul, 2020

JobKeeper 2.0 – the future of JobKeeper

The Government today announced the future of JobKeeper and JobSeeker along with other income support measures. For JobKeeper, current arrangements will generally remain the same until 27 September 2020. From…

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  • 10 Jun, 2020

HomeBuilder: What is it and how do you access it?

The Government has announced grants of $25,000 to encourage people to build a new home or substantially renovate their existing home. The HomeBuilder scheme targets the residential construction market by…

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  • 25 May, 2020

Foreign residents and the main residence exemption

Laws limiting foreign residents’ ability to claim the CGT main residence exemption are now in place. This means that if you’re a foreign resident at the time of disposal of…

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  • 29 Apr, 2020

Scam targeting natural disaster victims

A scam targeting vulnerable disaster victims has reared its ugly head. If you receive a SMS that supposedly gives you an 8% bonus on your tax return, the best course…

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  • 20 Apr, 2020

Smsf Annual Returns: Avoid the Top 5 Mistakes

While the due date for SMSF annual returns depends on the particular fund, if you had an SMSF at 30 June 2019 or has wound up an SMSF during the…

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  • 14 Apr, 2020

ATO Coronavirus concessions and advice for SMSFs

After previously providing business with administrative concessions, the ATO has now moved to provide some concessions and advice to SMSFs during this pandemic. The concessions largely revolve around the ATO…

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  • 8 Apr, 2020

Working from home: what can I deduct?

Have you been directed by your company to work from home to limit the spread of the coronavirus? If so, you may be able to claim a deduction for the…

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  • 31 Mar, 2020

Health insurance and your tax: uncovered

If you don’t hold private hospital cover – or are thinking about dropping it – make sure you understand the financial consequences. You could be hit with an extra tax…

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  • 5 Mar, 2020

Rental property deductions: what can I claim? Part 2

Are you paying off a loan for an investment property you’ve purchased? The ATO says over-claimed interest is a common error made in rental property expense claims. Find out when…

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