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Rogers Lean November 2019 Monthly Newsletter

November 11th, 2019|

Sometimes, essential tax records are missing or even destroyed. But all is not lost, as there is a “plan B” that can be put into affect, so we run through the options to help your tax outcome.

The investment strategy of any SMSF is not “set-and-forget”, and if not re-visited from time to time, could create […]

Rogers Lean October 2019 Monthly Newsletter

October 2nd, 2019|

Deductible work-related expenses are always tempting to chase down, but to stay out of trouble with the ATO it’s always good to have fact sorted from fiction. We also look at the special CGT rules that apply when spouses have different residences.

There’s an exemption from reporting obligations for employers for certain “personal security” fringe benefits, […]

Rogers Lean September 2019 Monthly Newsletter

October 2nd, 2019|

Property developers often feel the gaze of the ATO on their activities, so we look at what could be getting its attention. Still on residences, we look at some little known facts about the CGT exemption that generally, but not always, applies to inherited homes.

Also dealt with is the tax that children’s savings accounts attracts, […]

Rogers Lean August 2019 Monthly Newsletter

August 6th, 2019|

Heading overseas for that trip of a lifetime? There could be a few simple steps you can take to ensure all is in order tax-wise, both while you’re away and after you return.

We also look at trust distribution resolutions, whether your backyard projects are considered a business or a hobby by the taxman, and simple […]

Rogers Lean July 2019 Newsletter

July 1st, 2019|

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When a loan is paid out early, it can sometimes trigger a penalty interest charge. There are circumstances where this charge can be tax deductible, but also many instances where this is not the case. A new tax ruling teases out the likely outcomes.

This new income year is […]

Rogers Lean June 2019 Newsletter

June 3rd, 2019|

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With Tax Time 2019 just around the corner, we run over the sort of substantiation that the ATO expects for work-related deductions that taxpayers claim. We also look at Taxable Payments Annual Reports, and the new industries that these cover starting this year.

Also this month we cover the […]

Rogers Lean May 2019 Newsletter

May 1st, 2019|

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To claim a GST credit, a business is generally required to hold a valid tax invoice. However there can arise certain circumstances where an alternative document can be used.

There have been changes made to the director penalty regime, which may mean tighter diligence is needed to stay out […]

Rogers Lean April 2019 Newsletter

April 1st, 2019|

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Working from home, while always an option, has become more viable as technology has developed to enhance connectivity. The ATO is fully on-board with regard to work-related deductions for working from home, but of course has set certain parameters for making claims.

Business success can pivot […]

Rogers Lean March 2019 Newsletter

February 28th, 2019|

This month’s newsletter covers:

Same Business Test to be replaced by Similar Business Test
Tax deductibility for non-complying payments to be removed
New consumer rules for GST and online purchases
Rental travel expenses mostly off the table; and
When valuations of property are important for tax

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Rogers Lean February 2019 Newsletter

February 4th, 2019|

This month’s newsletter covers the following topics:

Tax Incentives for Angel Investors
A Guide to making Motor Vehicle Expense Claims
ATO looking for Personal Services Income diverted to SMSF’s, and:
Travel expenses and itinerant workers

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