When is a Superannuation “Death Benefit” not a Death Benefit?

The question in the headline is of major significance in estate planning. As readers are aware, the taxable component of a death benefit paid to a person who is not the deceased’s death benefits dependant, as defined in the ITAA 97 (an “ITAA Dependant”) is subject to tax at up to 17%, including the Medicare levy. In contrast, a member benefit is non-assessable, non-exempt income when paid to...

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The Staff Christmas Party – is it tax exempt?

At this time of year, employers like to throw parties for clients and employees. This is a great way of saying “thank you” to the team for all their hard work and to the clients for their continuous support.  It is also seen as a major exercise of client relationship management.

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Gifts to clients – are they deductable for tax?

Giving gifts to clients at Christmas time is always popular and may help win new clients and generate more income for your business. In order to claim gift expenses during tax time, the gifts would need to have been offered with the intention of generating future assessable income.

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Gifts to staff – are they tax deductable or subject to FBT?

Christmas is a time where employers like to give gifts to their employees, in the spirit of the season. Along with this they also need to know -

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Little Known Tax Savings to Lower What You Owe

by Dinesh Aggarwal | Aug 02, 2018 | Blog, Tax, Accounting, finance

Trying to figure out how much money you can save on your taxes can be difficult, especially since the tax guidelines seem to change just slightly every year.

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