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15 May 2024

Landlords: don’t get caught making false claims

The ATO is targeting landlords who make false rental investment claims by inflating their expenses Generally, the ATO will send you a letter advising that […]
8 April 2024

Understanding Land Tax: A Guide for Property Owners

Understanding land tax thresholds is crucial for property owners to navigate their annual tax obligations effectively. This article delves into what land tax is, highlights the […]
29 February 2024

Responding to a Summons

Recognising the importance of responding to a summons is vital, given its potential alarm. Whether it’s a general legal notice or a tax-related issue, understanding your […]
28 February 2024

Have You Falsely Claimed GST?

In recent efforts to clamp down on GST fraud, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been vigilant, particularly through initiatives like Operation Protego. This crackdown targets […]
21 February 2024

Unlocking the First Home Buyers Grant in NSW: Eligibility, Oversight, and Compliance

With a recent uptick in Revenue NSW investigations related to the First Home Buyers Grant, understanding the intricacies of this process is vital for first-time homebuyers. […]
1 February 2024

Understanding Land Tax for Trusts with Foreign Beneficiaries in NSW

In New South Wales (NSW), trustees managing trusts need to be aware of the implications of having foreign beneficiaries on land tax obligations. Trusts with foreign […]
13 October 2022

Small business CGT tax concessions

Are you entitled to the small business CGT tax concessions? The small business CGT tax concessions are one of the most favourable tax concessions available.  The very […]
25 June 2020

COVID-19, Tax Fraud and The ATO

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is aggressively stepping up its campaign against ATO COVID-19 Fraud, focusing on deceitful activities and tax schemes that misuse the government’s […]
3 July 2016

Gold bullion or scrap gold? Tax implications

Under the GST Act, the supply of gold bullion is input taxed. In layman terms this essentially means that the supply and purchase are GST free. […]



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