Tax Office Review

Every two years or so, most accounting firms will be selected for a review by the tax office to ensure that we're all doing the right things and to let us know what they're looking for and how they assess returns for audit.

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Tax Planning 2011

With the end of this financial year quickly approaching now, Danny and I have scribbled a few notes about how you might be able to pay a little less tax if you get yourself organised on this side of June, instead of afterwards.

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2012 Variations

Only about a month now until the 2012 Financial Year... Where the hell did 2011 go??

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Hybrid Trust Update

We have some excellent news for anyone currently using, or planning to use, a hybrid trust for their property investing.

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Federal Budget 2011 - What It Means For Investors

We've demolished the chocolate teddy bear biscuits and downed all of the red cordial, so that's Budget Night over for another year. Phew! So, what did Swanny unveil for property investors this time around?

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Time to update variations

Many of our clients use the PAYGW Variation forms to improve cashlow. Good plan; why leave your tax refund with the tax office (interest-free!) when you can have the cash sooner?

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Medical Expenses Tax Offset

At last year's Federal Budget, Swanny managed to sneak a little adjustment through the system that didn't get a whole lot of coverage at the time.

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Tax Office Targets Property Developers

The tax office released a news piece today about their intentions of hunting down property developers who might be avoiding their tax obligations.

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Valentine's Day

Speaking of claiming sex toys as tax deductions... anyone else notice that Monday is Valentine’s Day?

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Trust Magic - Updated

We're excited to announce House of Wealth's new latest book on the use of trusts in property investment and tax optimisation. Download your free copy here: Things Your Accountant Never Told You About Investing in Property.

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