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on 20 February 2014
Directors and secretaries of a company are responsible for ensuring ASIC is advised of changes to business, registered or residential addresses, changes to officeholders, name changes and shareholding changes.
If ASIC is not advised of these changes within 28 days the company could incur a fine of $72 for up to one month late or $299 for over a month late per company that the changes effect.
As an ASIC registered agent for the majority of our clients, we are able to update our...
on 19 February 2014
You don’t need a pay rise to increase your income.
Salary Packaging is an entitlement granted by the Federal Government to all workers that allows you to take part of your income as a tax-free benefit.
Salary packaging works by having a portion of your pre-tax salary deducted to pay for certain expenses. Income tax will then only apply to the amount of your salary that remains after these deductions have been applied.
Salary packaging is limited for ...
on 20 January 2014
The Australian Taxation Office has launched new specialized search engine on their website called: Small Business Assist.
You can access this search engine through the business section of the ATO’s website and it allows users to search for information relevant to small business owners.
The user can search a general topic or can type a specific question in and the information is provided in a clear, easy-to-read format. Calculators, videos and website links are provided o...
on 9 January 2014
The Australian Taxation Office has just released an updated version of their taxpayer assist App.
You can find this App by simply searching ‘ATO’ in your relevant App store.
The prominent features of the App are:
Access current income tax rates for Australian residents, foreign residents and minors;
Read the latest tax news, any important updates, frequently asked questions and give feedback;
Calculate a payment plan for your tax liab...
on 25 November 2013
Some small business accelerated depreciation rules will be removed from 1 January 2014.
Since 1 July 2012 eligible small business taxpayers have been able to claim an immediate deduction for assets costing less than $6,500. This will revert to a threshold of $1,000 for assets that are first installed and ready for use on or after 1 January 2014.
If the value of a small business entity’s low-value pool is less than $6,500 at the end of the income tax year...