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At The Money Edge we take a holistic approach to our clients and as such we offer a variety of services to ensure we are able to provide our clients with the best solutions for their situation.
Unique solutions for our clients are delivered by a team of highly skilled and qualified staff members who thrive on helping our clients achieve their goals and desired lifestyle.
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- The Government has fast-tracked the already legislated tax cuts to small and medium businesses by bringing them forwardSingle Touch Payroll (‘STP’) commenced on 1 July 2018 for approximately 73,000 employers who have 20 or more employees.The Taxable Payments Reporting System (‘TPRS’) has been expanded to the cleaning and courier services industries from 1Does the idea of buying commercial property instead of renting your current business premises appeal to you? Or are youFrom 4 October 2018, the Government has banned activities involving electronic sales suppression tools (‘ESSTs’) that reThe ATO has received increasing reports of a new take on the ‘fake tax debt’ scam, whereby scammers are now impersonatinIt has never been easier to find lost super! You might not even think it is lost, but if you moved and forgot to updateSoon Xero and MYOB will make it compulsory to enable the 2 factor authentication on anyone that has a log in. The main rOver the past two days, global sharemarkets have fallen significantly due to growth concerns. One of the catalysts is thThe Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to helThe Government has announced a package of reforms to tackle illegal phoenix behaviour. By way of background, phoenixingDepreciation is a complex area, so unless you’re a specialist Quantity Surveyor or a qualified Tax Accountant, it can beLegislation has been passed by Parliament to implement the Private Health Insurance (‘PHI’) reforms announced by the GovAs part of the next phase of its drought assistance policy (which includes various other measures), the Government annouLast year, 6.7 million taxpayers claimed a record $7.9 billion in deductions for ‘other work-related expenses’, which inIn a recent twist in the ‘fake tax debt’ scam, the Australian Taxation Office have received increasing reporDo you really need personal insurance? Ask yourself the following questions- Would your family be able to survive withoOnce an investor starts claiming depreciation, they can expect an improvement in their cash flow. This is because deprecThe ATO is currently offering various support measures to individuals and businesses from drought-affected communities tRecently issued draft legislation has focused on introducing new measures to manage the growing cash economy (i.e., theThe benchmark interest rate for 2019, for the purposes of the deemed dividend provisions of Division 7A and the associatIn the last week of the August Parliamentary sittings, the controversial corporate tax cut plan for the big end of townThe proposed superannuation guarantee (‘SG’) amnesty is a one-off, 12-month opportunity to self-correct past non-compliaOn the 28th September 2018 Xero has decided to increase their subscription charges. Xero advise this is due to investingWomen used to be stuck at home taking care of all the household duties. Now in this modern age of being working women hoAre you an investor who’s heard about the benefits of depreciation and have decided to start claiming? That’s great newsThe Australian Business Register (ABR) is working with Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) in prepThe ATO has become aware of people in some suburban areas of major cities attempting to encourage others to illegally acDepreciation can be a rather complex area with specific rules, qualifying dates, depreciation rates, methods for claiminDue to recent changes to tax laws in Australia, Facebook ads purchases in Australia will be subject to a goods and serviSingle Touch Payroll (STP) officially commenced for larger employers on 1 July 2018, and the ATO has provided some furthThe Government has decided not to put the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 to a vote in theAs Tax Time 2018 has ‘kicked off’, the ATO has profiled the five most common mistakes they see, including taThe Commissioner of Taxation has determined that the rate at which work-related car expense deductions may be calculatedWith interest in cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) increasing, the ATO has issued guidance regarding various tax conseqThe ATO says the top five mistakes made in individual tax returns are: leaving out some of their income – maybe forgettiWhen you think of how much you do online or on your phone, there is always a real threat that there is someone out thereFrom 1 July 2018, responsibility for the administration of the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionateThe ATO claims that it is committed to supporting small businesses and making it as easy as possible for them to understA focus on work-related clothing and laundry expenses this Tax Time will see the ATO “more closely examine taxpayeParliament has passed the Government’s Personal Income Tax plan, meaning that the first stage of the proposed incoFrom 1 July 2018, businesses that sell goods into Australia and meet the goods and services (GST) registration thresholdSmall businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million (GST exclusive) can claim immediate tax deductions for individIn the 2017/18 year, minors (under 18 at 30 June) can receive investment income (including trust distributions) of up toMany of our business clients like to review their tax position at the end of the income year and evaluate any year-end sTax saving strategies prior to 1 July 2018 A good strategy to reduce tax payable is normally to accelerate any income taAs from 1 July 2017 the maximum concessional superannuation contribution limit is $25,000 for all individuals, regardlesThe car parking threshold for the FBT year commencing 1 April 2018 is $8.83. This replaces the amount of $8.66 that applThe car limit is $57,581 for the 2018/19 income year (unchanged from the previous year). This amount limits depreciationThe ATO has reminded members of SMSFs that they will be able to use their voluntary super contributions to assist with bThe ATO has announced that it will be closely examining claims for work-related car expenses this tax time as part of aThe Government has introduced legislation to complement the superannuation guarantee (‘SG’) integrity packagThe Government handed down the 2018/19 Federal Budget on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Some of the important proposals include:On Tuesday 8 May, the federal government handed down its Budget for the 2018–19 financial year. This is the third BudgetThe ATO has recently advised that they are “setting their sights on the large number of mistakes, errors and false claimAn employee photographer has been denied deductions for travel expenses (when travelling with his family), and other purThe ATO has released Taxation Determinations setting out the following rates for the FBT year commencing on 1 April 2018As we approach the end of the financial year, there are a number of smart strategies you could consider to help you streEmployers of 20 or more staff (according to a simple headcount on 1 April 2018) will be required to lodge their payrollHave you had a look at your current level of life insurance lately? Yes, I know some of you will say ‘I have got insuranRecently, the Commissioner of Taxation highlighted the areas in which the ATO has recently increased its focus, includinThe Federal Court has held that superannuation guarantee contributions were payable with respect to the ‘additional hourThe ATO has published the key superannuation rates and thresholds for the 2018/19 income year. – The Non-ConcessioThe ATO has recently advised that, in an effort to maintain accurate data, the Australian Business Register (or ‘ABR’) pFrom 1 July 2018, individuals aged 65 or over may use the proceeds from the sale of an eligible dwelling that was theirIt’s that time of year again. Time to ensure you are ready to lodge your fringe benefit tax for 2018. A fringe benefit iThe ATO has published the key superannuation rates and thresholds for the 2018/19 income year. The Non-Concessional ContThe ATO has updated its small business benchmarks with the latest data from the 2015/16 financial year. In addition to hThe Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) joined the ATO’s online services on 26 February 2018. ThThe government has released draft legislation to ensure that a reversionary Transition to Retirement Income Stream (‘TRIIn a recent case, an Uber driver’s access to the Uber app had been terminated as a result of failing to maintainThe Administrative Appeals Tribunal has upheld amended assessments issued by the ATO to a beauty technician, based on thThis year, the ATO is paying close attention to what people are claiming as ‘other’ work-related expense dedThe Treasurer has released draft legislation containing new “integrity improvements” to the CGT small busineOn February 22, the government’s mandatory data breach notification scheme came into effect. The scheme requires organiFeeling overwhelmed? Invoices, statements, receipts, bank statements, credit card statements, warranties, manuals, the lThe Government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by entrepreneur Mark Bouris AM, to ensurThe Government has announced that Treasury will review the current rules governing early release of superannuation on grThe ATO will extend the due date for lodgment of self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for 2016/17 to 3According to the ATO, of all of the things that can cause small businesses to fold, “high on that list is poor recFollowing the recommendations of the Superannuation Guarantee Cross‑Agency Working Group, the Government has released drParliament has passed the legislation allowing first home buyers to save for a deposit inside superannuation through theSuperannuation changes every employer needs to know! Small Business Superannuation Clearing House Transition to the porIt’s that time of year again, where businesses are planning their Christmas party for their staff and buying gifts. It’The AAT has denied a taxpayer’s deductions for work-related travel, clothing, self-education and rental property expenseThe Government has released draft legislation on “improving the integrity of GST on property transactions”,The ATO is recommending that taxpayers use their recently updated GST property decision tool to work out if GST appliesFollowing detailed consultation with the transport industry, the ATO has amended their determination for travel expensesThis year, the ATO’s annual office closure is between noon Friday 22 December and 8.00am Tuesday 2 January 2018. AThe ATO has announced that, from 1 July 2018, SMSF event-based reporting regarding events impacting a member’s transferThe ongoing citizenship saga in Parliament has resulted in the Government losing its one-seat majority in the House of RIf you’re retired or close to retirement, you’ll probably recall that the government changed the assets test for pensionWith Christmas just around the corner, here are 5 tips to help plan ahead and avoid a financial hangover on New Year’s DLet’s take some time out from our busy lives and have a think about how life would be if, because of sickness or injury,The ATO has released a discussion paper to facilitate consultation regarding the definition of ‘taxi’ contaiThe Government will introduce new laws to stop corporate misuse of the Australian Government’s Fair Entitlements GuarantA recent decision by the Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court has provided guidance about the operation of BThe ATO has developed occupation-specific guides to help taxpayers understand what they can and can’t claim as work-relaThe recent superannuation reforms introduced the concept of a ‘transfer balance account’, to basically recorDo you have trouble selecting and retaining the right employees for your business? Are your management processes constaHave you ever been contacted by your bank to notify you of suspicious activity on your credit card? It’s a horrible feelDo you employ staff? Do you constantly chase your team for their timesheets which is putting you behind with your payroBeing faced with cancer can have a devastating impact on women and their families. That’s why it’s so important to reducSuccessfully transitioning between in-home care services, retirement villages and full-care accommodation is all about mFrom 1 July 2017, you are eligible to make personal concessional (tax-deductible) contributions under Superannuation RefThe ATO’s ‘Tax Avoidance Taskforce – Trusts’ continues the work of the Trusts Taskforce, by targeting higherThe ATO has reminded taxpayers that it uses a range of tools to identify and take action against people and businesses tThe Government has announced a package of reforms to give the ATO near real-time visibility over superannuation guaranteThe Government has released draft tax legislation to clarify that passive investment companies cannot access the lower cWhether it be in your personal or business life most of us require a strong, caring and informed support network aroundLast week Leanne and I had the privilege of traveling to Melbourne to attend Xerocon. This is an annual event to hear abWhile women play an active role in everyday financial decisions, they are less involved in managing long-term investmentHousing affordability continues to be a major challenge for many Australians. But if you’re willing to live outside theAre you a business owner on Xero who has a team of staff working in various locations that all need different informatioThe ATO generally issues activity statements by the end of the relevant month under their normal processes, allowing theThe government has issued new guidelines to set out criteria for tax deductible non-compulsory uniforms. The taxation laIf the total value of a superannuation fund member’s pensions exceeded $1.6 million on 1 July 2017, they may faceThe ATO finds that businesses tend to forget to update their Australian business number (ABN) details in the AustralianA limited release of ‘Single Touch Payroll’ began for a small number of digital service providers and theirAlthough we don’t normally report on Opposition tax policies, this policy change is so fundamental, and the existi