In May 2017, Labor Party leader Bill Shorten announced that, if elected, his party would cap tax management deductions at $3,000 for individuals. The reaction from the accounting community, including the Institute of Public Accountants, was swift and negative. Here we’ll look at the proposed changes and what they mean for small businesses.
Did you hear the ATO’s cracking down on tax debt harder than ever? Their latest approach has been to increase the number of garnishee notices they issue to business owners with outstanding tax debt. That means they could withdraw cash directly from your bank account to recover debts. Here’s what you need to know about the crackdown, and how to avoid it.
Having entered a new financial year, it’s a good time to start thinking about your tax obligations and available concessions so you can avoid any compliance issues and save time and money. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for tax time.