March 2017 Quarter BAS Reminder




business activity statement


  March 2017 Quarter BAS Reminder: Quarterly BAS lodgments are due on 28 April.   It is BAS time again already! Attention – Business Owners. If you are registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST), then March 2017 Business Activity Statement (BAS) is due by 28th April 2017.   The March 2017 quarter BAS covers […]





Trusts Decoded




types of trust


    Trusts Decoded   A dictionary definition of a trust is: “A fiduciary relationship in which one person (the trustee) holds the title to property (the trust estate or trust property) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).”   Why create a trust? One of the main reasons to create a trust is asset […]





Updating your name with the ATO




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  Updating your name with the ATO   If you need to lodge tax returns under a new name that is not current on Australian Tax Office (ATO) records, the details will need to be updated before your tax return is lodged. The ATO has issued instructions regarding the steps necessary to change your name […]





Tax Returns for first timers




individual tax returns


  Tax Returns for first timers   At Expert Tax, we understand that completing and lodging your tax return can be confusing.   Do I need to lodge a tax return?   Taxpayers who must submit a tax return include:   most resident individuals whose total assessable income exceeds the $18,200 tax-free threshold for the […]





Claiming Deductions for Gifts and donations




tax deduction for gifts or donations


  Claiming Deductions for Gifts and donations   You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organizations that have the status of deductible gift recipients (DGRs).   Deductions for gifts are claimed by the person that makes the gift (the donor).   For you to claim a tax deduction for a […]




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