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Are you aware of what tax deductions you can make on your rental property?

Posted by Azure Group on June 23, 2015 under Tax

If you are investing in property, then you should know which expenses for rental properties are tax deductible. Take a look at our handy checklist.


Key Lodgement Dates - May and June 2015

Posted by Azure Group on April 28, 2015 under Tax

The key dates you need to be aware of for May and June 2015.


Key Lodgement Dates - March and April 2015

Posted by Azure Group on February 26, 2015 under Tax

The dates you will need to be aware of for March and April.


Key Lodgement Dates - February 2015

Posted by Azure Group on January 29, 2015 under Tax

All the necessary dates you need to be aware of for the month of February.


Setting up a business in Australia

Posted by Azure Group on December 07, 2014 under Tax

Starting a business is a big decision, and needs careful research and planning well before you start trading.


Recent ATO data-matching activity

Posted by Jack Qi on November 27, 2014 under Tax

The ATO has announced that it will request and collect data relating to electronic payments made to businesses through specialised payment systems for the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The ATO will also acquire data from share registries for the period 20 September 1985 (date of Capital G…


Key lodgement dates for November & December

Posted by Azure Group on November 26, 2014 under Tax

Key lodgement dates for November & December


Changes to the Personal Property Securities Register

Posted by Azure Group on November 25, 2014 under Tax

The Personal property Securities Register (PPSR) is where details of security interests in personal property can be registered and searched. The PPSR register allows individuals and businesses to improve the way they manage credit risk by registering their security interest in the goods they supply …


ATO's Project Wickenby - the results so far

Posted by Azure Group on October 20, 2014 under Tax

Project Wickenby, launched 8 years ago, is a cross-agency task force designed to tackle tax evasion and avoidance with a particular focus on (but not limited to) secrecy jurisdictions. Whilst its operations are still ongoing, the ATO has recently published some detailed figures of its results.


Small Business Concessions changes

Posted by Azure Group on September 29, 2014 under Tax

New laws have passed that reduce or remove some small business concessions. The changes take effect from 1 January 2014, which means they could affect your 2013–14 business income tax return. The new laws reduce the instant asset write-off limit from $6,500 to $1,000 and remove the accelerated initi…


Key Lodgement Dates - October & November 2014

Posted by Azure Group on September 29, 2014 under Tax

All the important dates you'll need to know for October and November 2014.


Key lodgement dates for September and October

Posted by Azure Group on August 27, 2014 under Tax

All the important tax dates for lodgement for September & October.


Australia’s New Transfer Pricing Laws

Posted by Azure Group on August 27, 2014 under Tax

Australia’s new transfer pricing rules were introduced in June 2013 and now enable the Australian resident entity to self-assess whether there is a transfer pricing benefit for the purpose of their tax returns. There are two new draft tax rulings Draft TR 2014/D3 and Draft TR 2014/D4 as well as prac…


Changes in tax for the new financial year

Posted by Azure Group on August 08, 2014 under Tax

As we start the new financial year it is important to recognise a number of changes that have occurred in respect to ATO benchmarks, rates, rulings and determinations. We summarise a few important changes for your business.


Federal Budget Family

Posted by Azure Group on May 14, 2014 under Tax

All you need to know about the changes to the budget effecting families & personal income


Federal Budget Business

Posted by on May 14, 2014 under Tax

We bring you all the major changes likely to impact business


Key lodgement dates for April & May 2014

Posted by Azure Group on April 28, 2014 under Tax

The key lodgement dates you need to be aware of for April and May 2014.


Key lodgement dates for March & April 2014

Posted by Azure Group on March 31, 2014 under Tax

The key dates you need to be aware of for March and April 2014.


Important changes to the medical expense offset and private health insurance rebates

Posted by Azure Group on February 27, 2014 under Tax

It is a good time to start understanding your entitlements for medical expense offsets and private health insurance rebates within this financial year. There have been some changes over the last six months, which will likely impact you.


Key lodgement dates for February & March 2013

Posted by Azure Group on February 27, 2014 under Tax

All the key lodgement dates for February & March 2013


Mining, Property and Retail Outlook for 2014

Posted by Michael Derin on January 29, 2014 under Tax

Azure Group clients come from a wide range of industry sectors, each navigating their individual market fluctuation and challenges. This month we are focusing on three core industries and examining the outlook for these sectors as we settle into 2014.


Tax & Compliance Wrap Up for 2013

Posted by Michael Derin on January 29, 2014 under Tax

The 2013 Federal Election as a stand-alone event made the biggest impact on the tax and compliance obligations an SME business owner faces.


Key lodgement dates for January & February 2014

Posted by Azure Group on January 27, 2014 under Tax

The key lodgement dates for January & February 2014


Key lodgement dates for December 2013 & January 2014

Posted by Azure Group on December 02, 2013 under Tax

Key lodgement dates for December 2013 & January 2014


Key lodgement dates for November & December 2013

Posted by on October 30, 2013 under Tax

Key lodgement dates for November & December 2013


What changes in tax should SMEs be across under the new Abbott government

Posted by Michael Derin on October 30, 2013 under Tax

The Coalition Government has moved quickly to put its stamp on several areas of policy, and changes are in store that will affect key parts of your business, such as workplace relations, workplace safety, employee awards, vocational education and training, apprenticeships, and key planks of the Fair…


Data Matching: What the ATO can access and what it means for you.

Posted by on September 25, 2013 under Tax

Industry evidence suggests that recently there has been a noticeable increase in ATO review activity driven by its data-matching capabilities. Many businesses and individuals around Australia have received letters asking the tax payer to explain anomalies in their tax returns or activity statemen…


Key lodgement dates for September & October 2013

Posted by on September 25, 2013 under Tax

Key lodgement dates for September & October 2013


New Loss Carry Back Regime – Turn current year loss into a tax refund

Posted by on August 27, 2013 under Tax

In June this year the Parliament passed a law which allows a company to “carry back” up to $1M in current year losses against profits in the previous years. This equates to a potential tax refund of up to $300,000 which is very significant for an SME entity which paid tax in previous years but are f…


Key lodgement dates for August and September 2013

Posted by on August 26, 2013 under Tax

Key lodgement dates for August and September 2013


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