2018 Federal Budget Update

The Budget announcements contain tax relief for individuals.  Health and Aged Care are a key focus in this year's budget.  The $20,000 instant asset write-off has been extended until 30 June 2019.

December 2018

  • Do you need an agreement with your business partner?
  • Alerts, not alarms.
  • Investment tax issues you need to be aware of.
  • Consumers compensated by financial institutions still need to consider tax.

November 2018

  • Three-quarter FBT year compliance check-up.
  • How much do we need to retire?
  • The work Christmas party.
  • Renting out part or all of your home.
  • Carrying on a business through your SMSF

October 2018

  • Crowdfunding and tax.
  • Get a clear view with a private ruling.
  • Changing details in your tax return after it's lodged.
  • Personal services income:  An overview.

September 2018

  • Substantially self employed or not?  You could claim a deduction for saving for your retirement.
  • Shares and tax:  A stockmarket investment primer.
  • Have you had a change in creditable purpose for GST reporting purposes?
  • Will new LRBA rules stymie your SMSF contribution plans?
  • Apportioning GST annually for business and private purchases.

Instant  Asset Write-Off 

If you are a small business (with a turnover of less than $10 million) contemplating buying machinery or equipment, be aware that this is the final year of the $20 000 instant asset write-off.
Small businesses may wish to consider bringing forward any planned asset investments to the current financial year – particularly in this current low interest-rate environment.


If you employ staff then you will probably have to change the way you make their super contributions from 1 July 2015. From July 2015, ALL Employers irrespective of size will have to apply the mandatory data standards for their staff super contributions. This might mean upgrading your payroll systems, outsourcing your payroll function, or using a commercial clearing house. To find exactly out what this means for you and what you have to do to comply with the new rules please read the following article:   From July 2015 ALL EMPLOYERS MUST USE Mandatory data Standards for their Staff Super Contributions.

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