Navigating the Sharing Economy: New Reporting Requirements You Need to Know

sharing economy

The sharing economy, once a niche market, has exploded in recent years, disrupting traditional industries and empowering individuals. From ridesharing apps to peer-to-peer rental platforms, the ease and convenience of connecting directly with consumers have made these services a go-to choice for millions. However, with this growth comes increased scrutiny and the need for responsible…

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Your Tax Return Checklist for the New Year

Tax return checklist

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas preparations as the festive season approaches. However, before you get too carried away with holiday cheer, it’s the perfect time to update your tax checklist to ensure a smooth and stress-free tax season in 2024. Assess your deductions Take a moment to review your…

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Claiming Self-Education Expenses

Claiming self-education expenses

Thinking about going back to school or taking a new course, and hoping to claim some costs on your tax return? Well, tread carefully! There are some expense deductions that the Tax Office won’t allow. So, before you enrol or sign up for anything, pause for a moment and read this article. It could make…

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Are You Paying the Right Amount of Tax?

Paying fair share of tax

Ever wondered if you’re paying the right amount of tax? Or if you’re playing your part in supporting the services we all use and rely on? It’s a tricky question that often sparks some unease. After all, tax isn’t always the most straightforward topic. Tax regulations can sometimes feel like a labyrinth – complex, constantly…

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Holiday Home Tax: What Every Property Owner Needs to Know

Holiday home tax in Australia

This year, the Australian Taxation Office is cautioning holiday home owners to be mindful of what they claim (and specifically when for) regarding their properties. You may need to be prepared to answer questions such as: How many days did you rent out your holiday home, and did the rent align with market values? Was…

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Tax Treatment of Common Fringe Benefits in a Business

Gym membership as part of fringe benefits

Are your employees entitled to additional perks like a reserved parking spot, gym membership, or even a company car? These extra benefits are commonly referred to as fringe benefits, which is a different form of ‘payment’ to salary or wages. However, they come with a separate tax called fringe benefits tax (FBT), which is calculated…

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The A To Z Of Why Paying Tax Is Important

Paying tax

Taxes. It’s a word that often triggers a sense of discomfort or frustration. In fact, some people may even go to great lengths to find ways to avoid paying taxes altogether. After all, if you earn $200,000 for the year and pay no tax on it, surely you will end up richer than the taxpayer,…

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