The Right Vehicle for Your Business: Tax Implications and Benefits

When trading in an old car to purchase a new one, it’s crucial to understand the tax implications. Here’s a comprehensive guide for small business owners considering non-fuel efficient, fuel-efficient, and electric vehicles, including options like utes with specific towing capacities. Tax Implications Overview Below is a table summarizing the key differences in tax implications … Read more

Stage 3 Tax Cuts Redesigned for 2024

The Australian Government’s recent proposal to realign the Stage 3 personal income tax cuts, originally scheduled for July 1, 2024, marks a pivotal shift in tax policy. Aimed at providing more immediate financial relief, these changes focus on benefiting individuals earning below $150,000, a move that affects an estimated 2.9 million taxpayers. Understanding the Changes … Read more

Navigating the Business Landscape in 2024: A Guide for Small Business Owners


As we move into 2024, it’s crucial for small business owners to stay informed and adapt to the evolving economic landscape. Here’s a breakdown of the key factors that could impact your business this year: 1. Inflation and Labor Market Dynamics The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor, Michelle Bullock, has indicated that inflation may … Read more

The New ‘Airbnb’ Tax for Investors and Rental Property Owners


The winds of change are blowing for property investors in the realm of short-term rentals. If you’ve capitalized on the short-term rental trend or have been keeping your properties vacant, there’s an upcoming tax shakeup that’s worth your attention. The Victorian Government has recently announced Australia’s premier short-stay property tax, set to come into effect … Read more

The Billion Dollar ‘TikTok Scandal’ Unravelled


In a scandal that shook the nation, the TikTok tax fraud saw a staggering $1.7 billion paid out in fraudulent refunds, with an additional $2.7 billion in fraudulent claims halted in their tracks. With around 56,000 alleged perpetrators and over 100 arrests to date, how did this scandal spiral out of control? A Victimless Hack? … Read more

‘OnlyFans’ & Creatives Tax Risk Warning!


The explosion of OnlyFans, YouTubers, TikTokers and others all offer an opportunity for ‘content creators’ to profit from the audiences they generate. But now the Tax Office has given notice to the booming industry. Back in October 2022, OnlyFans CEO Ami Gan announced that the platform had reached a milestone – paying out $10 billion … Read more

The Power of Being in the Right Place at the Right Time and How to Position Yourself for Success


As a small business owner, you know that success doesn’t always come easily. You need to work hard, make smart decisions, and constantly adapt to changes in the market. But there’s another factor that’s just as important as all of these things: being in the right place at the right time. When you’re in the … Read more

Avoiding the FBT Christmas Grinch!


It’s that time of year again – what to do for the Christmas party for the team, customers, gifts of appreciation for your favourite accountant (just kidding), etc. Here are our top tips for a generous and tax-effective Christmas season: Tax & Christmas – For your business For GST registered businesses (not tax exempt) that … Read more

Famous People Tax: The ATO’s U-turn 

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Sportspeople, media personalities, celebrities and ‘insta’ influencers beware. The ATO has taken a U-turn on how fame and image should be taxed. If you’re famous and make an income from your fame and image, the way the ATO believes you should be taxed on the income you make may change under a new draft determination … Read more

Technology Investment Boost


The Technology Investment Boost is a 120% tax deduction for expenditure incurred on business expenses and depreciating assets that support digital adoption, such as portable payment devices, cyber security systems, or subscriptions to cloud-based services. The boost is capped at $100,000 per income year with a maximum deduction of $20,000. To be eligible for the … Read more