Income from a Child’s Investment

Tax rates for minors

    Income from a child’s investment   It is a generous act for a parent or aunt or uncle to start a savings account for their kids or a new addition to the next generation. It is uncommon among the warm and generous emotions that accompany giving such a gift to the newly arrived […]

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

australian tax office

  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 […]

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