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The Money Edge provides a variety of consulting services delivered by a proactive, experienced and knowledgeable team.
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- Your child’s education is an important investment in their future. But getting it right takes careful planning, which meThe gender wage gap is putting many women on the back foot financially – but a successful salary negotiation can make aInvesting in property is a huge decision, and it may suit some investors more than others. Here are some things to keepIt’s so easy, isn’t it? To know deep down that we should really look at something but we don’t want the bad news so weThe ATO has notified taxpayers that, from 19 January 2017, newly registered small businesses have the option to report lThe ATO has released a public taxation ruling covering the ATO’s views on the deductibility of expenditure incurred in aA ‘UPE’ (or ‘unpaid present entitlement’) arises where a trust makes a beneficiary entitled to aThe ATO has announced that it will be undertaking the following two data matching programs. Ride Sourcing data matchingFrom 1 January 2017, tax rates changed for working holiday makers who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 visa (these ratesWhile most, if not all businesses engage an Accountant to do their Tax Return, Accountants do much much more than this.If you’ve decided that January was a free trial month and 2017 is going to start in February, then there is still plentyThe beginning of a new year is the perfect time to look at your business processes and procedures, and have a think abouDo you have a Self-Managed Super fund? Did you start one in the 2015/16 financial year? If you answered yes to both of tWhy Add-ons As its website says, Xero is “Accounting software with all the time-saving tools you need to grow your businAt this time of the year, there are public holidays and lodgement extensions flying everywhere! If you are an employer,There are a number of industries in our local area that rely heavily on the labour of non-resident employees who are onThe party you went to last week was a blast. Sure you might have had a little too much to drink and made a spectacle ofChasing up outstanding invoices and customers who don’t follow your invoice terms is one of the inevitable challenges ofEven with advances in technology and grammar checking programs, errors can still be made and not picked up. Why does thiDo you ever wish you started seeing a financial adviser earlier in life? Then consider setting your kids on their own fiBecoming a parent brings a world of joy into your life, but it can also put a strain on your household finances. So if yOverspent in 2016? Here’s how to put your finances back on track – and even get ahead. Despite the best intentions, manyThe AAT has held that GST applied to the disposal of four properties that had been built, leased and then sold. GST doesThe ATO has released a taxation determination regarding how it will apply the non-arm’s length income (‘NALI’) rules toThe ATO has announced it is embarking on the following three (major) data matching programs. Share transactions data matThe government’s extensive changes to the taxation laws regarding superannuation were passed by Parliament on 23 NThe government has finally legislated the tax cuts originally announced in the May 2016 Budget, so that the marginal taxI do a lot of online shopping. More than I probably should. I’ve started to notice more and more online stores are offIn this ever changing world, more and more employers are providing flexible work arrangements for their employees. I amOften when it comes to recruitment, you look for a candidate that has the right qualifications and skills. That’s great,I don’t know about you but my inbox is currently ruling my day! I get a constant stream of little pop up boxes on the boCash flow: “Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the life blood of business” – Richard Branson WhilYou’ve worked hard to build your wealth over the years. Now you can have peace of mind by ensuring your loved ones are tRetiring earlier and living longer: why every woman needs the right financial strategy to make sure their savings will lBuilding a relationship with a financial adviser can literally change your life. And as with every relationship, the morAn effective Administrator is not only an asset to your business but holds one of the most valuable positions within youWhere a buyer commences to hold all of the shares in a company (including a company acting as trustee of a trust), theyIn a recent case, the AAT confirmed that a taxpayer was a resident of Australia for taxation purposes while he was livinThe ATO has issued an information sheet to let taxpayers know that money earned from renting out a room in a house is reThe ATO has reported that the building and construction industry represents a disproportionate amount of its debt book,The ATO has announced that it will be contacting some SMSF trustees in November 2016 to participate in a survey about thAdjusting to a reduced income in retirement can be challenging. But luckily there are a wide range of support options avBeing faced with cancer can have a devastating impact on women and their families. That’s why it’s so important to reducSingle and fabulous? Make sure your finances are in top shape as well. Whether you’re single by choice, readjusting afteIf you are in the Building and Construction Industry, the ATO may be wanting to contact you! The ATO has released a notiThe Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the ATO have entered into an agreement on the automatic exchange of financThe Treasurer has ordered the sale of a further 16 Australian residential properties that have been held by foreign natiThe Department of Human Services (DHS) (which operates Centrelink) has launched its ‘Non Employment Income Data MaIn a recent case before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), amended assessments issued to a taxpayer by the ATO,Goods imported into Australia – often by consumers using the internet – which cost less than $1,000 are currently GST-frEarlier in the year, we reported that an unknown source had leaked 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm oFollowing further consultation, the government has announced the following ‘improvements’ to the superannuatThe official cut off thresholds have now been determined. In order to retain a part age pension and keep the concessionsSingle Touch Payroll (STP) has now passed through parliament. It applies to businesses with 20 or more employees and aFarm managers often contain and process a lot of data in their heads (extreme amounts), regarding weather patterns, soilMany newlyweds start married life struggling from heavy debts from their big day. But with a proper financial plan, a waRecent studies show that more than two in five Australians lack confidence when it comes to financial decision making1.Being your own boss can be rewarding, but it’s also incredibly challenging. That’s why it’s important to future-proof yoIt’s impossible to know what’s on the horizon, but with the right personal insurance, at least you can be financially prAs of 1 October 2016 the tax rates will change. Are you ready? In the May Budget the government announced changes to indAfter a brigade of changes to the unpopular $500,000 Lifetime Non-Concessional Cap first announced in the May budget, thAfter attending Xerocon in Brisbane last week, they made many announcements of improvements they are making to Xero. SoWith over eight million Australians claiming work-related expenses each year, the ATO is reminding people to make sure tThe ATO’s stance against phoenix activity has continued with multiple search warrants issued, and many business and resiThe ATO has also confirmed that the cost to a business taxpayer of a yearly airport lounge membership (e.g., Qantas ClubThe ATO has confirmed that a taxpayer carrying on business is generally entitled to a deduction for expenses incurred onIn the 2016/2017 Federal Budget, it was announced that, from 7:30pm (AEST) on 3 May 2016, there will be a lifetime cap oThe ATO has launched a new project called ‘Super Scheme Smart’, an initiative aimed at educating individualsWhen it comes to business, first impressions can make or break the relationship. But how can you make that first impressPayroll mistakes can be expensive to small business. Follow these tips to help you avoid making these mistakes that willGoing through a separation or divorce raises a lot of questions. One of these relates to money. Given you’re likely to hInstead of waiting for a partner, women are taking charge of their own financial future and buying property on their ownWhen you’re having a baby it’s normal to focus on the practical aspects of preparing for the arrival of a newborn. In faHow often do you speak with your Accountant? Surprisingly enough, the answer is usually not often enough. While thereThe Australian Tax Office have announced that they will be cross referencing Insurance Policies for Luxury Lifestyle AssThey say every great journey starts with a single step – and yours is just beginning. Here’s how to get on the path to fWhether you’re considering residential aged care for yourself, a family member or a friend, the options can seem overwheBe SMART. Make your goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based. Each goal should have a realistic dIf you haven’t figured out your lifestyle goals for the future your financial strategy is like a journey without a destiWorking part-time can give you the freedom to make the most out of both your professional and personal life – but you neThe CGT improvement threshold is $145,401 for the 2016/17 income year, up from $143,392 for 2015/16.The benchmark interest rate for 2016/17, for the purposes of the deemed dividend provisions of Div.7A, is 5.40% (down frThe reasonable amount for overtime meal allowance expenses for 2016/17, where an allowance is paid under an award, orderThe ATO has determined that the rate at which work-related motor vehicle expense deductions may be calculated using theThe ATO has released the latest benchmarks for small business based on the data from 2014 income tax returns and businesThe ATO is concerned that those earning money from the ‘sharing economy’ may not realise they have to declarThe ATO is reminding Australians to be on the lookout for tax-related scams during tax time, as scammers are particularlNow that the government has been re-elected, it seems they are committed to proceeding with their superannuation policy,Online payments have grown to become the preferred method for individuals and businesses alike over the past 10 years, wIn attempt to simplify and streamline rules surrounding superannuation contributions, the recent Federal Budget has propAustralians families are changing and so are their financial needs. It’s no secret that Australia’s population is growinAs the Baby Boomers continue to move into retirement, a national discussion about the economic challenges of our ageingEthical investing has gone from backwater to mainstream over the past decade, as Australians discover they can make theAre your invoices being paid on time? If not, this can play havoc on your cashflow and cause major flow on effects to yoAs a woman who’d like to grow your wealth and save for the future, do you sometimes feel that it’s impossible to get aheWith only days to go until the 30 June SuperStream deadline, the ATO noted that, while many small businesses had implemeThe ATO is reminding taxpayers who earn income through the sharing economy that they have tax obligations they should coThe ATO is allowing SMSF trustees additional time until 31 January 2017 to ensure that any limited recourse borrowing arThe ATO has provided an update of the amounts it will accept for 2015/16 as estimates of the value of goods taken from tThe car limit is $57,581 for the 2016/17 (up from $57,466 for the previous year). This amount provides a limit on depreThe ATO has published the 2016 September quarter rates for the General Interest Charge (GIC) and the Shortfall InterestWith Tax Time 2016 just around the corner, the ATO has stated it will be paying close attention to excessive interest exWhat next? Against the run of the opinion polls and the betting markets in the final few days before the vote, the peoplWith the end of financial year fast approaching now is a good time to focus on making sure you have everything ready forSmartphones and apps have made it easier than ever to help us track our financial progress and make informed decisions oDo you store your receipts in a shoebox for your Bookkeeper or Accountant? Why not scan all your dockets and receipts anAre you a keyboard pressing ninja and prefer to navigate around in just a couple of buttons? MYOB Accountright live canThe ATO is reminding the public to be alert to scammers impersonating the ATO demanding iTunes gift cards as a form of tWith the 30 June 2016 deadline looming, the ATO strongly encourages small businesses to get on board with SuperStream asThe ATO has been working on ways to deliver a simpler business activity statement (BAS) to simplify account set-up, recoIn recent years, the ATO has focused on trusts developing and selling properties as part of their normal business. WhenFrom 1 July 2011, SMSF investments in collectables and personal-use assets have been subject to stricter rules than SMSFThe government handed down the 2016/17 Federal Budget on Tuesday 3rd May. It included (among many changes) proposed persAccounting is done best when one file contains all necessary transactions for a financial year; 1 July to 30 June. WhenDespite protest from the agricultural industry, the backpacker tax rate has been increased in the federal budget to a flAre you thinking of selling a property? Before you do, you need to know if there are any Capital Gains Tax (or CGT) implWe plan ahead for annual holidays and even public holidays but often we don’t consider how we can plan ahead to reduce oThe ATO has advised that it is continuing its Contractor payments data matching program. It will acquire data from businFrom 1 July 2016, new rules will apply to sales of taxable Australian property (e.g., real estate) with a market value oThe ATO has advised that it has identified some instances where lifestyle assets, such as artworks and collectables, are