From 1 January 2018 any residential properties that are left vacant for more than six month in inner city and middle areas of Melbourne will incur the new Victorian Vacant Residential Tax.
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Audit Shield is a group insurance policy held by GMD Chartered Accountants that protects our clients from professional service costs incurred by the ATOs increased audit activities.
Wednesday 1st February 2017
Property developers, whether large or small, need to carefully consider the legal and tax consequences of the structure in which they undertake their developments. Its imperative in the due diligence process that expert advice be attained to ensure reduced costs particularly those associated with Stamp Duty, GST and Capital Gains Tax.
Monday 16th January 2017
The Australian Government has published proposed changes to the Working Holiday Maker Program. Generally, this program allows young adults (aged 18 to 30) from eligible partner countries to work in Australia while having an extended holiday.
The ATO has announced that from 1 July 2017 it will notify Credit Rating Bureaus about businesses that have not "effectively engaged" with it about their tax debts.
Initially the measure will only apply to businesses with Australian Business Numbers and tax debts over $10,000 that are at least 90 days overdue.
Wednesday 4th January 2017
Property continues to be a popular asset class for Australian investors. Whilst it is important to consider all of the qualitative aspects of a property when performing due diligence including location, build quality and appearance, it is equally important to consider the quantitative considerations of the asset including rental return, holding costs, ownership costs and taxes imposed.
Thursday 17th March 2016
From 1 July 2016 all Australian businesses that pay Superannuation Guarantee on behalf of their employees must adhere to the new SuperStream rules.
Thursday 18th February 2016
A reminder that annual Income Tax Returns are due for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) SMSFs by 28 February 2016. Considering that the funds Income Tax Return and Financial Statements need to be completed and independently audited members should ensure there records are provided to there accountant as soon as practicable.
Monday 15th February 2016