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Estate planning what ifs

Life does not always go to plan While we logically know that, most of us don’t plan for the worst – it’s all a bit morbid and time-consuming. The downside of not planning is the potential for hard-earned assets to be squandered, family fall-outs, and money handed to the Government that could have been distributed…

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ATO cryptocurrency guidelines

Cryptocurrency guidelines updated The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has updated their guidelines on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies, following community consultation in 2018. The updated guidelines help you learn more about the tax implications of cryptocurrency, including the practical issues of exchanging one cryptocurrency for another and associated record-keeping requirements. If you have purchased, traded…

17 commonly overlooked ATO tax deductions

To keep a healthy bottom line, businesses need to be smarter and sharper every financial year. It’s a good time to discuss ATO tax deductions – especially those deductions often missed. 1. Prepay expenses With tax deductions, every little bit counts. Prepaying your expenses can attract a tax deduction that is commonly overlooked. You can…

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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief

CGT relief The new rules include CGT relief for those who will be required to unwind existing pension arrangements. The CGT provisions effectively deem a disposal and reacquisition as at 30 June 2017, meaning any unrealised gains on existing pension assets will generally not be taxed on a disposal following commencement of the new rules.…