Company directors: don’t make this crucial tax mistake

Most of us have experience being a company employee.  And many Australians have experience as a company owner in a small way.  If you’re a shareholder in a widely held company like Telstra or perhaps a major bank then technically you’re a part owner of the company. Being an employee and being an owner are … Read more

Are you paying payroll tax when you don’t need to?

Legitimate ways to avoid payroll tax in Victoria Congratulations.  If you’re reading this your business has hit – or will be close to hitting – the payroll tax threshold. Now I know you’re not going to be over the moon about leaking even more tax out of your small business.  But if you are paying … Read more

Zenith Serviced Apartments / Waterfront Apartment (Docklands)

I have decided to remove the post detailing our experience with: Zenith Serviced Apartments Waterfront Apartments Kornukopia Pty Ltd (ACN 615 630 316, ABN visible on “ABN Lookup”) Avant-Garde Ventures Pty Ltd (ACN 620 447 789) Shivesh Kuksal (DOB 13/02/1991) Lulu Xu Icarus Foundation Pty Ltd (ACN 624 153 180) Aadih Pty Ltd (ACN 626 … Read more

Do I have to pay tax on my Australian property?

By Jarrod Rogers CPA We often receive questions from foreign owners of Australian properties, such as this: “I am a resident of the UK and I own a property in Melbourne. I do not live in Australia and do not have Australian citizenship. I work and pay tax in the UK. Do I have to … Read more

Something every Kiwi in Australia needs to know

I’ve sometimes thought that perhaps Australia needs to make a few things right with our trans-Tasman cousins. I’m sorry about the underarm incident. It’s embarrassing to think that we’d resort to cheating like that. And sorry that our recent cricketers show such embarrassing sportsmanship. Also, sorry for all those predictable sheep jokes, and for trying … Read more