Entertainment... is it deductible?

Jul 18, 2020

Let me entertain you! 

What is Entertainment?

According to the ATO, you can provide entertainment by way of food, drink or recreation. Any accommodation and travel connected to the provision of food, drink and recreation is also considered to be entertainment.

Generally entertainment...

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Buying a Car, Deductions and Fringe Benefits Tax

Jul 18, 2020

In a previous blog on car expenses, we touched on buying a car in your company and possible FBT (Fringe Benefit Tax) implications of providing cars to your employees. Let’s jump in and explain it in more detail.

Is a car an asset?

Yes, a car is considered an asset to your business (even if...

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Fringe Benefits (not Fringe Festivals)

Jul 18, 2020

Welcome to a whole new tax! Did you know that there are taxes and reporting requirements (for some people) beyond the year end income tax returns we all do? You might have heard about GST (good and services tax), or CGT (capital gains tax), but today we’re looking at Fringe Benefits Tax AKA...

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Fixed Assets

Jul 14, 2020

What is a Fixed Asset Register?

It’s all in the name… a Fixed Asset Register is a list of fixed assets that are owned by a business. It is used to keep track of assets, their book value, purchase date and to calculate their depreciation. In most cases, you can find your Fixed Asset...

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Depreciation

Jul 12, 2020

I appreciate you… and I depreciate your assets.

What is Depreciation?

Depreciation is how we account for an assets value becoming reduced through time and use. It is the measure of decline in value of an asset used by a business to generate income. Assets depreciate at different rates and...

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Write it off...

Jun 23, 2020

Them: Just buy a car before the end of financial year, you can write it off for business!
You: Hmm, that seems too good to be true. What about depreciation?
Them: Nah, use the ‘small business write off’ thing.
You: I’m going to ask my accountant.
Me (your accountant): YAY!! A+ to...

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Car Expenses

Jun 23, 2020

VROOM VROOM TOOT TOOT

The Vengabus is coming and I hope they’ve done their log book!

Our friends at the ATO appreciate that sometimes we have to use our cars for work so they allow us to make a deduction for that, but there are some really specific rules on who can deduct, for which...

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Professional Development & Self Education Expenses

Jun 23, 2020

You guessed it - I was the kid at the front of the class with her hand in the air, way too keen to answer the teacher’s questions. I would draft essays in advance. I loved homework. Obviously this isn’t everyone’s experience of school, but one thing I hope you’ve learned...

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Home Office Expenses

Jun 22, 2020

Working from home definitely has its perks - most offices don’t let you wear your tracksuit to work and rock big fluffy uggs either!

Whether you are an employee who works from home, or you run your business from the comfort of your own home, the ATO allows you to claim a deduction for...

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Top 5 tips that a lawyer wishes clients knew (wills & estates 3/3)

Jun 17, 2020

This is the last of three articles we've had the amazing Brooke Reardon help us with. Check out the first and second here.

Brooke is the founder of the law firm Wills & Estates, a national firm serving Australian adults in Wills & Estates. She's a total legend and she has been a huge help...

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