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In the market to sell your property? Before you call in the real estate agents and home stylists, you probably know that you’ll need to have a contract of sale handy. Did you know that you may also need to get a capital gains withholding...

Until recently if you were a director of an insolvent company and it continued to do business and incur debts then your future was not bright. Civil penalties of up to $200,000 and criminal prosecution face company directors found to be guilty of insolvent trading....

What are the implications of last night's budget announcements on taxation and superannuation? PERSONAL TAXATION Personal tax rates: staged seven-year reform plan starting from 2018–2019 In the 2018–2019 Budget, the Government announced staged tax relief for low and middle income earners. The Government is proposing a major seven-year,...

Do you rent out a part of your home, or a holiday home, on Airbnb, Stayz or another sharing site? Perhaps you see this as a way of making a little extra income to help the household budget or to save for that holiday. But...

The ATO has issued Law Companion Ruling LCR 2018/1, which covers the recently enacted measure to impose goods and services tax (GST) on supplies of imported low-value goods (ie goods valued at A$1,000 or less) from 1 July 2018. This measure was introduced to create...

The ATO has released its latest small business benchmarks, providing over 100 different industries with average cost of sales and average total expenses. Businesses can see clearly what the relevant benchmarks are for their industry and use these to assess their own business. The benchmark data...