From 1 July 2017, a new tax measure will come into play for small businesses, and we're here to help prepare you for this tax change.
Major changes to tax and superannuation have just been approved by the Government in early December 2016. These are the biggest changes in the last 10 years. They are significant.
Is your accountant ticking all the boxes and adding value to your business? Here's our promised final 5 out of 10 tips to getting the most out of your accountant while managing the cost of their service.
After eleven months of campaigning, the US has now voted and elected it’s 45th President, Donald Trump.
Family wealth can take a lifetime to accrue, but can also disappear in an instant through poorly considered generosity.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) have released new tax tables that will take effect next week – whether you pay wages or receive a regular wage, here are some tips to get you ready for the changes.
The best accountants add value to your business, all for an affordable cost that you can control.
Do you run a business with employees? If yes, then we can guide you to take care of your Human Resources (HR) the EASY way.
Many aren’t aware that they can claim home office expenses. Whether your self-employed, a business owner or an employee - do you perform some of your work from home? If you do, here is a quick summary of the tax rules, and what home office expenses are allowed.
Another financial year is about to finish! As a business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action just before and just after 30 June. Some of these will help to minimise your tax. We have outlined these action points below to assist you.
On Tuesday, 3 May 2016, the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, revealed his first Federal Budget. The Budget announcements include some major superannuation tax changes, and other measures which impact individual income tax, small businesses, and corporate taxation.
Let tax planning be more than just getting a bigger refund. It’s the last quarter of the financial year. It’s the best time to review your profits, estimate your tax bill and determine what you can do to get your tax bill as low as possible (or your refund as high as possible).
How do I know if I need to pay FBT? What is exempt from FBT? And what to be aware of come 1 April 2016.
The new way of processing Superannuation Payments is almost here. Are you ready?
What if we could tell you there's a way to boost your superannuation earnings that reduces the amount of tax you have to pay on your contributions at the same time, would you be interested?
The holiday season is only a week away. What are you looking forward to doing then?
Fun and festivities with family & friends? “Yes please”, I hear you say.
Frustrating form-filling for FBT? “NO WAY”, you say (shhh, I can hear you from here!!)
Are you aware that if any of your children have a failed relationship, their share of your family wealth could end up going to another family?
To make things easier and faster for you, Change Accountants is now using an eSigning system which allows you to electronically sign documents received from our office.
Are you making the most of technology in your business?
What steps do you need to take to grow your business sale value? Business owners are always great at what they do. They know their business inside and out. But what happens when it’s time to sell your business?
What’s the best way to avoid disappointment at tax time? Start planning NOW to maximise your tax refund next year!
Would you like a holiday just from using a home loan with a LOW interest rate? If yes – then read on!
Change Accountants is thrilled that we have just won the 2015 Xero Accounting Partner of the Year award at the annual Xerocon event in Melbourne, Australia. Xerocon is the biggest accounting conference in Australia. Woohoo!
What’s your strategy to keep cash flowing through your business? Give yourself some security by preparing a Cash Flow Forecast for your business.
What do you need to remember, and what are year-end obligations?
As a business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action over the next few weeks. Some of these will help to minimise your tax. We have outlined these action points below to assist you.
1.8 million Australian employees are set to receive a 2.5% pay increase.
From 1 July 2015, the minimum wages in Australia are set to rise by $16 a week. It has been ruled that all Modern Award minimum wage rates and the National Minimum Wage will increase by 2.5%...
There has been a recent surge in reports of scammers trying to force their victims to pay fake tax debts over the phone.
Last week we heard the Treasurer Joe Hockey deliver his second Federal budget, with some key surprises in it, especially for small business.
Apart from the usual general tax planning strategies (eg. incur business expenses prior to 30 June to claim a tax deduction this financial year), there are only 2 main ways to reduce your tax:
Establish a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) - How to make it your family's wealth VAULT and legally pay NIL tax
Everyone is talking about SMSF's these days. Recent changes to the laws for operating SMSF's have in our opinion made them an option that every one of our client's needs to consider.
Very simply, a SMSF is a super fund that you fully control. You make all the investment choices - including shares, managed funds, property, and cash. SMSF's can now borrow from a bank to purchase investment properties.
There are five key things that all business owners MUST consider RIGHT NOW. Three of them are brilliant wealth creation ideas. Please read on!
In your lifetime you will encounter many, many expenses. Doctors and dentists, cars and houses, repairs and replacements but there are two expenses that dwarf them all.
If you were to watch the news recently (by recently I mean in the last 2 decades) you would think that Australia maybe about to lose its ‘Lucky Country’ tag. However research released by Credit Suisse Research Institute has Australia fairing very well in the wealth rankings.
At the weekend David Murray handed down his ‘Financial Systems Inquiry Report’, which included 44 recommendations, one of which was the prohibition on direct borrowing by superannuation funds.
Let the Change team show you how to save tax on your home loan (and get the BEST interest rate)
Several things cause fluctuation in the dollar however, historically the Aussie dollar has been most closely tied to three major factors:
1. Commodity Prices
2. Foreign currencies (in particular China and the US)
3. Interest rates
That’s what they say on the news anyway, but HOW do these things affect the dollar and what actually causes it to move?
There’s a lot of hype at the moment as the legislative calendar gets into full swing in the Senate. Recently the government successfully repealed the Mining Tax, which has come with a series of concessions.
Do you enjoy a good bottle of wine? How about that unmistakeable new car smell, holidays or eating out? Of course you do! We do too. In this article we’ll go through what you have to do to buy a home and still ENJOY all that life has to offer.
As the end of the financial year races towards us, we just wanted to give you a quick review of how the market has performed over the last quarter. We look at which sector had gains and which sectors weren’t so great.
1.5 million Australian employees will receive a 3% pay bump. The Fair Work commission has recently announced an increase of 3% to the minimum wage. In real terms this increases the minimum wage from $622.20 per week to $640.90 per week.
We all do it, we make irrational decisions based on emotion. So how can we protect ourselves from, well, ourselves?
What is SuperStream?
SuperStream is a new Government reform to simplify the superannuation system and make the payment and reporting of super contributions more efficient. Under the SuperStream reform super contributions MUST be made electronically and pass through the SuperStream Network.
New credit rating regulations find out who’s been naughty and who’s been good...
Next month, missing a credit card repayment will mean more than a ‘slap on the wrist’ letter in the mail and a possible fine. You’ll also leave yourself open to a nasty black mark on your personal credit rating.
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