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4 09, 2019
  • phone tax

Psst… want to get your tax refund faster?

2019-09-05T07:45:07+10:00September 4th, 2019|

Our new 'Phone Tax' service for income tax returns lets you do your taxes over the phone. No need for you to waste time travelling back and forth to my office - I can get all the necessary information from you over the phone in just half an hour, and send your tax return back to you to sign via email. Simple!

20 08, 2019
  • 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.

19 08, 2019

What’s changed since you did your taxes last year?

2019-08-23T21:34:53+10:00August 19th, 2019|

A lot, actually! Tax legislation changes every year, and keeping on top of every little detail can be incredibly time-consuming. Tax agents are experts in this space and can help you navigate all the changes, but here's a snapshot of the main difference.

19 08, 2019

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.

19 08, 2019

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.

19 08, 2019

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.