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 […]





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 […]





ATO Small Business Benchmarks




small business benchmarks


  ATO Small business benchmarks   Small business benchmarks are a guide to help you compare your business’ performance against similar businesses in the same industry.   The benchmarks:   are calculated from income tax returns and activity statements from over 1.3 million small businesses and are verified as being statistically valid by an independent organisation […]




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