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Budget 2018

Budget 2018

Added on 09 May 2018

  The Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down his third  Budget last night - 8 May 2018. Mr Morrison said the Budget is focused on further strengthening the economy to "guarantee the essentials Australians rely on” and "responsibly repair the budget”. With a deficit of $18.2b in 2017/18 and $14.5b in 2018/19, the Budget is forecast to return to a balance of $2.2b in 2019/20 and a projected surplus... READ MORE


2018 Tax Planning

2018 Tax Planning

Added on 26 March 2018

  As we are almost three quarters of the way through the 2018 tax year, we will commence our usual tax planning activities towards the end of April, with a view taken of YTD profits, a projection of how that will convert over the full year, likely tax payable if no action is taken, and then measures that can be taken to minimise or reduce your tax payable. If you are worried and want to get in early to discuss your optio... READ MORE


ASIC payments

ASIC payments

Added on 26 March 2018

  As mentioned in previous newsletters, ASIC penalties can be brutal, so just another reminder to ensure you pay the ASIC annual filing fees on time. The current annual fee is $254, and if paid up to 30 days late add $78 (31% penalty) or $323 in penalties if more than 30 days late (127% OF THE ORIGINAL FEE). As ASIC issue the fee with more than 6 week’s notice, many clients put the invoices aside to pay later but often ... READ MORE


March Business Activity Statements

March Business Activity Statements

Added on 26 March 2018

Business Activity Statements (BAS) – Period Ended 31 March 2018 The current BAS quarter ends on 31 March 2018, so there is just on a week to finalise transactions for the quarter. For clients recording transactions on a cash basis, GST input credits on payments made on or before 31 March can be claimed in this quarter, but if paid on 1 April or after will fall into the next quarter – so a 91 day delay in the BAS claim whe... READ MORE


Go Katrin and Sara!

Go Katrin and Sara!

Added on 26 March 2018

  We have a couple of Etairos clients competing in the Commonwealth Games 2018 so good luck to both Katrin Garfoot and Sara Tait. Katrin Garfoot will be competing in the Cycling Road Race – Time Trial, and this is her second Commonwealth Games, after being a Bronze medallist in Glasgow in 2014. Katrin also represented Australia at the Rio Olympics in 2016, is the National Time Trial Champion for the past 3 years (2016, ... READ MORE


Commonwealth Games Update

Commonwealth Games Update

Added on 26 March 2018

  Commonwealth Games (Etairos Accounting & Finance) Our office will be open as usual during the Commonwealth Games Period, however with slightly reduced staffing levels. In line with Games directives for traffic management, we will have less client meetings but will be available for urgent needs or on request.The two key Games Event Sites near our Office is the Movieworld Precinct (Oxenford) that is hosting Squash, T... READ MORE


ATO's proposed powers to report business tax debts

ATO's proposed powers to report business tax debts

Added on 12 March 2018

  Reforms that will see the tax office provide information to credit reporting agencies could impinge on privacy and signal a harder line towards small business, critics have warned. The Turnbull government's proposed Transparency of Taxation Debts laws will initially apply to businesses with Australian Business Numbers and tax debts of more than $10,000 that are at least 90 days overdue. In those circumstances the A... READ MORE


Deferral of lodgment date for SMSF annual returns

Deferral of lodgment date for SMSF annual returns

Added on 07 March 2018

  The ATO has deferred the due date for lodgment of self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for the 2016–17 financial year. The new deadline for lodgement of these returns is now 30 June 2018. Commenting on the announcement, Deputy Commissioner James O'Halloran said: "Recognising the crucial considerations and decisions that SMSFs and their advisers need to make in this first year, we have sought to... READ MORE


7 Tips for first home buyers

7 Tips for first home buyers

Added on 12 February 2018

  Buying your first property can be an overwhelming process. First time borrowers often face uncertainty over how to apply for a home loan, how to get approved, the grants they might be eligible for and where they should look to buy. On top of that, the home buying process can be filled with steps you never knew existed and contain jargon you've never heard of before.  Hear are a few steps that can help make the proc... READ MORE


9 Tips for getting started in property investment

9 Tips for getting started in property investment

Added on 08 February 2018

When it comes to building a retirement nest egg for the future, property is still regarded as one of the safest long-term investments. While some investors may want to buy a property and rent it out straight away, others may choose to live in the home while they renovate it.  Investing in bricks and mortar can be a great way to create wealth, but there are some golden rules to consider before taking the plunge into prope... READ MORE


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Budget 2018 09 May 2018

  The Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down his third  Budget last night - 8 May 2018. Mr Morrison said the Budget is... READ MORE

2018 Tax Planning 26 March 2018

  As we are almost three quarters of the way through the 2018 tax year, we will commence our usual tax planning activities towards the end of... READ MORE

ASIC payments 26 March 2018

  As mentioned in previous newsletters, ASIC penalties can be brutal, so just another reminder to ensure you pay the ASIC annual filing fees on... READ MORE

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