There are just a few more sleeps until the end of the financial year. Have you got your house in order? Our experience is that most people leave things to the last minute. But the last minute can still be useful if you use it to get things done. So, don’t despair. Read on.
This article is a must-read for any business owner thinking about travel. Claiming a tax deduction for travel costs can make a huge difference to the effective cost of that travel. The Australian Taxation Office’s general position is that the cost of travel is tax deductible to the extent that the travel relates to the business' purpose of deriving assessable income from an existing business activity. A business can't claim costs for travel related to speculative business activities that you have not yet entered. But travel that relates to work that your business is already doing will usually be fine.
The first Tuesday in May is financial planning’s night of nights. That is the night when the Federal Government hands down its proposed budget for the coming financial year and beyond. This year, we have a first-time federal treasurer handing down the budget. That said, much of the heavy lifting of budgetary planning is done by employees of the government’s Treasury Department, so there is a lot of experience at hand.
Many older clients want to provide financial assistance to their children and grandchildren. But what is the best way? While every person is different, the basic principle remains the same: the best way to provide financial support to younger generations is to help them maximise their own wealth. This article shows you one way to do just that.