Budget 2016-2017 - Target Practice
Your Knowledge, May 2016
The 2016-17 Federal Budget is a budget of targets - broad targets to boost business and innovation, and the narrow revenue
targets of the wealthy and multi-nationals. It's a big, long-term crafted budget designed to give enough pre-election
glow but with structural measures to rein in spending and reduce concessions.
Ups & Downs: Managing in uncertain times
Your Knowledge, April 2016
How do you create certainty in uncertain times? Much of what we do personally to grow and protect our wealth, and commercially for the businesses we manage is subject to unpredictability and change.
Landlords Beware: Key issues for property investors
Your Knowledge, July 2015
Are you relying on negative gearing?
There has been a lot of negative conversation about negative gearing lately. But, if you are currently negative gearing your investment property, should you be concerned?
Why using the 20k Budget tax deduction might be the wrong decision
Your Knowledge, June 2015
So, your business has a turnover under $2 million and you want to know how to use the $20,000 immediate tax deduction that’s been all over the news?
Before you start spending, there are a few things you need to know.
Other Business Part 2
Your Knowledge, May 2015
GST on Digital Goods & Services
Date of Effect: Supplies made on or after 1 July 2017
On 11 May, Treasurer Joe Hockey annouced that the Government will target providers such as Netflix to ensure a "level playing field for the suppliers of digital products and services in Australia in relation tot he GST".
The Highlights Part 1
Your Knowledge, May 2015
This is a highly targeted Budget taht seeks to keep change within community tolerance levels.
Most spending measures tagret productivity gains - although small businesses with turnover between $2m and $5m will be disappointed. Revenue measures target the asset or income rich, or just plain unpopular.
The 1 April Salary Packaging Trap
Your Knowledge, March 2015
Why a tax on high income earners will disadvantage many with Salary Packaging Agreements.
In the company of strangers - should your business bring in investors?
Your Knowledge, February 2015
Somtimes the difference between a good business and a great business is simply having sufficient capital to execute your business plan. For many businesses, the owners have put everything they have into growing the business but there is still a gap. Investors offer an opportunity to close that gap but at what cost?
Rental Property Expenses - what you can and can't claim
Your Knowledge, September 2014
It’s not uncommon for landlords to be confused about what they can and can’t claim for their rental properties. What often seems to make perfect sense in the real world does not always make sense for the Australian Tax Office (ATO).
Can you plan around 2% debt tax?
Your Knowledge, May 2014
The introduction of the debt tax, or the Temporary Budget Repair Kevy as it is formally known, may be the only certainty in the Government's first Federal Budget delivered on 13th May.
FBT Changes & what they mean for you
Your Knowledge, March 2014
Every year the ATO tells us what sort of things they’re looking out for and they are always interested in cars! The ATO’s view is that there are probably plenty of situations where FBT should be paid but isn’t.
Never ending story - more tax change from 1 January
Your Knowledge, November 2013
Normally we wouldn’t advise you of potential tax changes until we were absolutely certain that they were going to happen. But this potential tax change is a bit different because if the change goes ahead, your decisions pre and post 1 January could mean several thousand dollars.
What does the new Government mean to you?
Your Knowledge, October 2013
Let’s take a look at what changes you can expect and how to capitalise on the timing of change!
Tax promises in brief
Your Knowledge, September 2013
Now that Tony Abbott has given his acceptance speech, let’s take a look at what was promised and what sort of impact we can expect a Coalition Government to have.