• skilled migration
    Is It Time for Australia to Rethink Skilled Migration?
    Source: NestEgg When borders reopen, Australia has a chance to reshape its migrant policy, with an opportunity to target younger, more skilled workers, a think tank has revealed. Australia is not attracting the right migrants, instead it should focus on simplifying the process, taking in younger skilled workers, and paying them […]
  • Fringe Benefit Tax
    FBT Exemption, LMITO Tax Bill Introduced Into Parliament
    Source: Accountants Daily Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021 was introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday and contains two tax measures included in the Morrison government’s 2021–22 federal budget.  The first of them is the government’s FBT exemption, which will provide employers with a way […]
  • cryptocurrency
    ATO Sheds Light on Crypto Compliance Focus
    Source: Accoutants Daily Speaking at a tax-time tips seminar on Thursday, ATO assistant commissioner Adam O’Grady warned tax agents and taxpayers that his office will be closely watching all capital events related to cryptocurrency come tax time.  “It is really important for all capital assets; we will be looking to […]
  • Government Scraps Work Test for Voluntary Superannuation Contributions
    The government has announced it will allow individuals aged 67 to 74 years (inclusive) to make or receive non-concessional (including under the bring-forward rule) or salary sacrifice superannuation contributions without meeting the work test, subject to existing contribution caps. Individuals aged 67 to 74 years will still have to meet the […]
  • ATO tax tables
    ATO Offers Lodgement Deadline Support
    The Tax Office on Friday announced that tax practitioners still affected by the impacts of COVID-19 can now request for help through a dedicated phone line linked to the tax agent lodgement program fast key code. “I have been so proud of the way the tax profession has stepped up […]
  • Your SMSF: When Expenses and Investments Are Not at Arm’s-length
    We often get questions from clients about what they can and cannot do in their SMSF. Often the questions relate to related party transactions – that is, interactions between the SMSF, its assets, and its members (or relatives of members). We’ve set out some of the common questions and answers. […]
18 June 2018

Your 5 Minute Super Health Check

Even if retirement feels a long time away, it’s important to start thinking about when you’d like to retire, the type of lifestyle you want in retirement, how much debt you have and what assets (including your super) you will have when you finish working. Want to see your super […]
25 May 2015

Planning For Your Retirement

Retirement planning often gets bad press. Why? Most people think they are too young to think about their retirement much less discuss it with their Melbourne Accountant. Retirement is often associated with going grey and yes, even dying. If you are fit, healthy and perfectly happy with your work, should […]
26 December 2013

Planning Business Succession With Your Melbourne Accountant

One of the many areas your Melbourne accountant or Melbourne accounting firm can help you is business success.  As a business owner, it is important to make necessary arrangements on how you can keep your business going in case of accidents, untimely demise or retirement. As you intimately know, your […]
22 November 2013

Generating Money From Your Superannuation

Have you ever stopped to think how you are going to prepare for retirement? How much are you earning? If your income is less than $46,920 annually, then you should know that you can actually take advantage of the superannuation co-contribution scheme offered by the Federal Government. What Is It? […]
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