Jenneth Orantia

Jenneth Orantia

About Jenneth Orantia

Resident communications and digital marketing guru. Likes dogs, nature and the latest gadgets.
  • 1080 tax offset

Are you eligible for the $1080 tax offset?

2019-08-25T16:36:30+10:00August 20th, 2019|

Good news: if your taxable income (ie your before-tax salary minus tax deductions) for the 2018-19 financial year was between $48,000 and $90,000, you can expect a sweet tax offset when you get your refund back to the amount of $1,080.

What’s the ATO cracking down on this year?

2019-08-23T18:46:33+10:00August 19th, 2019|

Every year, the ATO picks 2-3 areas that it's targeting with a laser focus for income tax, and it's a good idea to be aware of these areas when you lodge your tax. Last year, it was work-related expenses. This year, it's work-related expenses again, followed by property-related tax deductions.

Five reasons you shouldn’t do your own tax return

2019-08-24T12:30:58+10:00August 19th, 2019|

We live in an age of self-empowerment. We can do our own banking online, book flights and hotels without a travel agent, and even apply for a home loan without a mortgage broker. But just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Particularly when it comes to lodging your taxes.

Why instant tax refunds are a scam

2019-08-23T21:38:29+10:00August 19th, 2019|

Beware of tax agents who claim to offer you an 'instant tax refund'. What they're really offering is a high-interest, short-term loan that can leave you seriously out of pocket if you're not careful. There's actually no such thing as an 'instant tax refund' - and you should really be wary of any tax agents that claim to offer this.

  • most common tax return mistakes

Most common tax return mistakes

2019-08-25T17:12:41+10:00August 19th, 2019|

We see people making the same tax return mistakes every year, which can result in: a lower tax refund than you're entitled to; a delay in your tax refund getting process; or worse, the ATO auditing your tax return as it's detected some dodgy deductions.

Tax scams on the rise

2019-08-23T21:32:46+10:00August 19th, 2019|

Getting scammed can happen to the best of us. A recent scam that's currently doing the rounds is a text message purporting to be from the ATO, saying that your tax refund is ready, with a link you have to click on to claim it.