The Shape of Australia’s Future 

What will the Australian community look like in 40 years? We look at the key takeaways from the Intergenerational Report. The 2023 Intergenerational Report (IGR) is a crystal ball insight into what we can expect Australian society to look like in 40 years and the needs of the community as we grow and evolve. It … 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

Clarifying deductions for digital product expenses

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The ATO has released some guidance on the typical treatment of expenses that are incurred by business taxpayers in connection with digital products. First, the ATO confirms that operating expenses incurred in the everyday running of a business can generally be claimed as a tax deduction in the year in which they are incurred. This … Read more

The Skills and Training Boost


The Skills and Training Boost gives you a 120% tax deduction for external training courses provided to employees. The aim of this boost is to help SMEs grow their workforce, including taking on less-skilled employees and upskilling them using external training to develop their skills and enhance their productivity. Sole traders, partners in a partnership, … Read more

Important: 1 July 2023 wage increases and Compulsory Super Increase to 11%


For employers, incorrectly calculating wages is not portrayed as a mistake, it’s “wage theft.” Beyond the reputational issues of getting it wrong, the Fair Work Commission backs it up with fines of $9,390 per breach for a corporation. In 2021-22 alone, the Fair Work Ombudsman recovered $532 million in unpaid wages recovered for over 384,000 … Read more

Business Boost with Tax Incentives for Employee Training and Digital Transformation in Small Businesses


In the ever-evolving business landscape, small businesses must continually adapt and innovate to remain competitive. Recognising the importance of digital adoption and skills development in driving business growth, the Australian Federal Parliament has introduced new tax incentives as part of the 2022-23 Budget. These incentives, known as the Small Business Technology Investment Boost and the … Read more

Trust Compliance & Distributions


The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is actively targeting trusts and how trusts distribute income to beneficiaries. A number of clients have requested a review of their structures to ensure that they are in the best possible position in the future. We want to help you achieve the best result. Distributing trust income Managing trust distributions … 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