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Tax Time Targets

The ATO has flagged four priority areas this tax season where people are making mistakes. With tax season almost upon us the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed its four areas of focus this tax season. Record-keeping Work-related expenses Rental property income and deductions, and Capital gains from crypto assets, property, and shares. In general, … Read more

2022 Stars of the Border – what a ride

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In November 2021, I was nominated to be a part of Stars of the Border Dance for Cancer, it would be a fun journey to give back to my Albury Wodonga community. I thought it would be a great charity event to be a part of and connect with different people. It was all that and … Read more

Cryptocurrency Guidance

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ATO’s additional guidance on cryptocurrency Crypto is an ever-changing world of investing and innovation, and it feels like these updates will be never-ending. Buying, selling, holding, minting or mining you’re going to need to understand that when you dispose of something it needs to be accounted for and treated for tax in your tax return. … Read more

The ATO’s Attack on Trusts and Trust Distributions

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  Late last month, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released a package of new guidance material that directly targets how trusts distribute income. Many family groups will pay higher taxes (now and potentially retrospectively) as a result of the ATO’s more aggressive approach. Family trust beneficiaries at risk The tax legislation contains an integrity rule, … Read more

FBT Year is almost over…

FBT can be a stress

FBT updates and problem areas Is your business at risk of a nasty Fringe Benefits Tax surprise? We’ve outlined the ATO’s ‘red flags’ for employers and employees. RAT Tests There could be consquences in regards to RAT’s as they may fall under $300 this year, but maybe not next year. Businesses should prepare for  the … Read more

Accountants to Advisors

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We’re excited to introduce Business Edge Advisors! We’ve refreshed our brand with a new look and feel while retaining the same excellent award-winning service. We felt the old branding was not quite shining the light on our full service offering we provided for current and new clients. We are looking forward to continue to providing … Read more