Insights
  • Wanting your tax return completed early? Consider this first…

    June 8, 2019

    Taxpayers in a rush to file their tax return early with the ATO this year face an extra level of complexity due to the results of the federal election. The…

  • 2018/19 Year-end Individual Tax Return Checklist

    June 8, 2019

    Please review the attached PDF and information contained within and please don't hesitate to contact our office for assistance or to book an appointment. KPA-Pre-Tax-Time-Individual-Checklist-and-StrategiesDownload

  • New rules for immediate write-offs

    June 6, 2019

    New rules for immediate write-offs Small business entity ('SBE') taxpayers who choose to depreciate their assets under the simplified depreciation rules are entitled to an immediate deduction with respect to…

  • Onboarding your new employee

    May 28, 2019

    Operating a small business and thought about what exactly you need to do to onboard your new employee? Now, it could be simpler than you thought. Each new employee needs…

  • ATO warning regarding annual leave loading and OTE

    April 2, 2019

    The ATO has recently warned employers that it considers that annual leave loading should normally be part of ordinary time earnings ('OTE') for superannuation guarantee ('SG') purposes, unless it is…

  • Major changes to director penalty notices now effective

    April 2, 2019

    Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measurements No. 4) Bill 2018 received Royal Ascent on 1 March 2018. This legislation impacts directors that have unreported employees' Superannuation Guarantee liabilities. It will severely…

  • ALP Key Tax Policies

    March 4, 2019

    Snapshot of the ALP key tax policies Income Tax Reforms 1. Restrict deductions on personal tax-related expenses to a $3,000 cap per individual, per year (Ref: Shadow Treasurer's and Assistant…

  • Instant asset write off to be increased to $25k

    January 30, 2019

    Yesterday, The Morrison Government announced its intention to increase the instant asset write off to $25k. The write off will be for small businesses with a turnover of below $10m…

  • Fast-tracking tax cuts for small and medium businesses

    November 2, 2018

    Fast-tracking tax cuts for small and medium businesses The Government has fast-tracked the already legislated tax cuts to small and medium businesses by bringing them forward five years. Companies with…

  • Scammers impersonating tax agents

    November 2, 2018

    Scammers impersonating tax agents The ATO has received increasing reports of a new take on the ‘fake tax debt’ scam, whereby scammers are now impersonating registered tax agents to lend…