Preparing and prioritising your EOFY checklist

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With June 30 fast approaching now is the time to start preparing for end of financial year. If you’re not sure where to start, keep reading for your guide to setting your budget and streamlining the tax process this financial year.   Start preparing your budget forecast for 2019/20 If you haven’t already, preparing a budget for the next financial … Read More

A step-by-step guide to activating your ATO Business Portal

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As the ATO moves to become digitalised, businesses can now access the ATO’s Business Portal. The Business Portal is a safe, secure website where you can manage your business tax affairs to: View past and yet to be lodged Business Activity Statements (BAS); view your statement of account and payment options; request a refund or transfer of funds between accounts; … Read More

542 Top 5: Simple tax saving strategies

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Planning on giving to charity? Make a donation now and claim the deduction this year. If you donate monthly to charities, think about paying the full year’s worth of donations upfront and take the deduction now. Operate through a company? If you operate through a company structure and the company has advanced you money during the year or paid expenses … Read More

BAS Backlog? Here’s what to do next

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In 2013 the ATO started a program intended to enforce timely lodgement, where taxpayers who haven’t lodged their tax returns and activity statements by their due dates could be referred to an external collection agency for follow up. This extended their current program where taxpayers with overdue tax debts are referred to such agencies. The ATO targets those taxpayers who, … Read More

Payroll tax thresholds: know your limits.

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It’s calculated on the amount of wages you pay per month. You need to pay payroll tax if your total Australian wages exceed the exemption threshold in your state or territory – this varies between states but for this blog we’ll look at NSW. In NSW it’s the friendly folk at the NSW Office of State Revenue that look after … Read More