Could Your Business Be Eligible for the Research and Development Tax Incentive?

The Australian Government has partnered with AusIndustry to offer companies that perform research the opportunity to gain additional tax concessions through the Research and Development Tax Incentive. If your company has performed any research throughout the year, is working on developing a new idea or has been developing software, you may be eligible for the […]

Client Alert (October 2015)

Excessive deduction claims on holiday homes on ATO hit list The ATO is increasing its focus on holiday home investors and, in particular, whether they are correctly claiming deductible expenses. A key concern is when people make claims for expenses when the property was not available for rent. The ATO has recently advised that it […]

Should you use a computer, not a person, to solve business issues?

Here is when a human expert is not always best. In an increasingly connected world, argues investment strategist, academic and writer Michael Mauboussin, experts add less and less value to predictions. They are being outcompeted by computers on the one hand, and collective wisdom on the other. Back in 2008, Mauboussin dubbed this trend “the […]

What Sort of Accounting Software Product Should I Use?

Do you find it challenging to decide on the one accounting software product that works the best for you and your business? Should you use spreadsheets, purchase your own software or use subscription cloud based software? These are common questions that arise for business owners when it comes to decision making. With the growing quantity […]

The main reason of period of absence concession

Tax Counsel Pty Ltd. ‘Going Away? The Main Residence Exemption Absence Concession’. Taxation in Australia 49.10 (2015): 594 -596. Print. The main reason of period of absence concession The absence concession that is available when applying the CQT main residence exemption can provide substantial benefits and must not be overlooked. Background The CGT main residence […]