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Joe Kaleb

30 July 2014
Strategies for managing the 2% debt levy

One of the headline items in the 2014 Federal Budget which is now law is the Temporary Budget Repair Levy (i.e. the 2% Debt Levy). This is the tax we get when they don’t want to call it a tax.

21 May 2014
6 tax planning strategies for your business

There are a number of legitimate strategies that you can adopt prior to 30 June 2014 to reduce this year’s tax bill.

26 March 2014
2014 Fringe Benefits Tax Return Planning tips

Businesses should now be planning to ensure that documentation is in place to accurately prepare and lodge the FBT return before 31 March 2014.

26 February 2014
10 business and wealth strategies

We look at some important business and wealth strategies that business owners should implement to improve their overall financial health.

19 December 2013
Instant asset tax write-off to be reduced from $6500 to $1000

Instant asset tax write-off to be reduced from $6500 to $1000 if legislation currently before parliament is made law in the new year.

22 May 2013
2013-14 Federal Budget Tax changes

This article contains a summary of the key domestic and international tax changes announced in the 2013-14 Budget that impact on businesses, individuals and families. Budget Overview 1.1 General The Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Treasurer, Mr Wayne Swan, announced a 2012-2013 budget deficit of $18bn.  In the Budget for 2013-14, announced at 7.30pm on […]

21 November 2012
Providing tax effective Xmas benefits to staff


The application of fringe benefits tax (FBT) means that it’s more tax effective to provide staff with non-entertainment gifts (see below) at Christmas rather than hosting a party. 
 â€¨ This article examines some of the most common benefits provided at Christmas and outlines the various income tax, GST and FBT implications. It is assumed that […]

1 November 2012
Changes to ATO Director Penalty Notice Regime


Recent changes to the Director Penalty Notice Regime (DPN Regime) have extended the personal liability of company directors to include unpaid and unreported superannuation guarantee amounts. Traditionally it has only applied to unpaid Pay as You Go (PAYG) withholding tax liabilities. 
This article examines:  â€¨ 1. How the changes will affect directors; 2. How directors […]

20 July 2012
Business Tax Changes Applying From 1 July 2012

This article contains a summary of the key tax changes announced in the 2012 budget that impact on businesses and the various other tax and compliance measures announced over the past 12 months that also impact on all businesses and apply from 1 July 2012.   Federal Budget Tax Changes   (1) Income Tax   […]

27 June 2012
Impact of Carbon Tax - Tools, Techniques & Grants for SMEs - Part 3 of 3

In part 1 of this series, we provided an overview of the carbon tax, explained the carbon pricing mechanism and its possible indirect impact on SMEs. This was followed by part 2 which focused on how business can prepare for carbon economy and the opportunities a focus on clean energy solutions may create for businesses […]

25 May 2012
How SMEs can prepare for the Carbon Tax - Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of this 3 part series we provided an overview of the carbon tax, explained why it is being introduced, linking it to the need to drive down carbon pollution, lessen our impact on the environment, curb excessive resource consumption and improve business efficiency. Furthermore we explored the underpinning mechanisms of the Government’s […]

19 March 2012
How the carbon tax impacts SMEs (Part 1)

Within months, Australia will join many other countries in putting a price on carbon. Whether we call this a tax, a levy or simply a contribution to cover the cost of carbon pollution, the name is less important. Basically it’s a pricing mechanism that puts a price tag on every tonne of carbon pollution emitted […]

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