Category: Community

Community, Tax

Australians Pay $107,000 To Tax Scams

The ATO has been made aware of fake tax agents who are conning members of the public and making them believe that they owe debt.

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Community, Small Business Tax, Tax Champion

What Is The Best Software For Accountants?

I want to give you my honest and fair opinion of what’s out there on the market. Firstly, let’s examine the most popular ones – MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero.

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Blog, Community, Tax

Tax Obligations For Car Sharing

There are many third party services popping up that make it possible for your car to earn some income while you are not using it, such as Car Next Door, Carhood or DriveMyCar Rentals. But, the ATO are now examining these arrangements to ensure everyone is paying their fair share of tax. 

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Community, Property, Tax

Can I Claim Travel Expenses For My Rental Property?

Travel expenses relating to inspecting, maintaining, or collecting rent for a residential rental property cannot be claimed as deductions by investors. The travel expenditure is also not recognised in the cost base of the property for CGT purposes.

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Community, SMSF

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Proposal

A chance to catch up! If legislated, the Amnesty will provide a once-off opportunity for employers to disclose super guarantee (SG) shortfalls which occurred between 1 July 1992 and 31 March 2018 without penalty.

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Blog, Community, SMSF

When Can You Take Your Super?

The cash sitting in your superannuation fund can be tempting, particularly if you are short of cash. But, the reality is there are very few ways you can take advantage of your superannuation once it has been contributed to the fund – even if you change your mind.

The sole purpose test underpins access to your superannuation – that is, superannuation is for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits to fund members, or to their dependants if a member dies before retirement.

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Community, SMSF

Downsizer Contributions for 65+

From 1 July 2018 older Australians (65 years or over) will be able to contribute proceeds from the sale of their home to their superannuation fund under “Contributing the proceeds of downsizing into superannuation’ measure that became law in December 2017.

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Community

beyondblue

Paris Financial is proud to support beyondblue who is our charity for the month of September!

 

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Community

In the community

Congratulations to all the wonderful year 12 students who made their way into our offices last Monday to practice their interview techniques. Steve Golding and TESSA do an amazing job and we are proud to be associated with this wonderful organization.

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Community

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Paris Financial is proud to support the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, with brain cancer touching the lives of several people who work here.

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Community, Community Support

Stop the winter blues from getting you down

Winter is upon us and as the nights get colder and the days get shorter, it’s easy for the best of us to feel a little down. In cold weather we feel like eating more, drinking more and venturing out less – which unfortunately doesn’t bode well with our health and wellbeing…or the waistline.

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Community, Community Support

Is there really safety in numbers?

As humans, we’re instinctively attuned to follow the mindset of the crowd. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago that prevailing wisdom dictated that the world was the centre of the universe.  While we all know that to be eminently false today, at the time it was accepted as a widely held, and undeniable fact.

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