Tax day may seem a long way off at the moment, but 31 October will sneak up on you sooner than you think. The earlier you start preparing to lodge your individual tax return, the easier the process will be. You don’t want to be left scrambling around at the last minute, trying to get…

Special Pherrus Federal Budget 2018-19 Review The federal budget has been outlined for 2018-19. This year’s Budget highlights a mix of some 37 measures. What are the need to knows? Here are the Big Ones –       Personal Income Tax Relief – there will be an immediate offset for low to middle income earners. Further relief…

Starting from the 1st July 2018, the changes to GST exemption mean that all online goods bought from overseas will now carry a 10% goods and services tax. The previous rules meant that all goods worth less than $1,000 were exempt from the GST, but that is no longer the case. Goods becoming more expensive…

If you have invested in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you need to stay ahead of some changes which are coming from the Australian Tax Office. The ATO is keen to crack down on cryptocurrencies to ensure that investors are paying taxes on their earnings. New crackdown initiative The ATO has a number of different ways…

Chris Jordan, Australia’s Tax Commissioner, has warned that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is about to crack down on people claiming work-related expenses. Jordan stated that a recent check into work-related expenses has uncovered a large number of wrongful claims. He also warned that 100% of the claims that were taken before the Administrative Appeals…

You’ve worked hard all year, coloured inside the lines and tied up all your financial loose ends by filing your income tax return. Right about the time your refund lands in your savings account, you suddenly encounter overbearing gloomy advice online, warning you against the dangers of fun. Use your refund to pay down your loans. Put it aside for…

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