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At BAN TACS we are constantly researching Australian Tax Law and keeping ourselves up-to-date with the latest legislative changes. Every month we collate and summarise important changes into a Newsflash which is published only here.

The Newsflash articles are written in layman’s terms and we try to keep it concise and informative. Our main contributors are Julia Hartman B.Bus CPA CA Registered Tax Agent and Noel Whittaker AM FCPA FAIM CTA CFP.

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Topics Covered in the Current Issue

Newsflash 325

Date: October 15th 2017 (sent 17th October 2017)

  • Important FBT considerations re Christmas parties
  • Warning to rethink your transition to retirement pension if you are under 60 years of age
  • For rental property investors
    • Getting a lower interest rate
    • Claiming interest before earning income
    • Find out the vacancy rate before you buy
    • Depreciation on holiday rentals
  • Claiming a deduction for work travel
  • Employers need to keep good records and issue payslips
  • Financial Counselling
  • Ask Bantacs
    • Non-residents and clearance certificates
    • GST on Body corporate levies to cover interest

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Disclaimer: Please note in many cases the legislation referred to above has only just passed through parliament. The full effect is not clear yet but it is already necessary to make you aware of the ramifications despite the limited commentary available. On the other side of the coin by the time you read this information it may be out of date. The information is presented in summary form and intended only to draw your attention to issues you should further discuss with your accountant. Please do not act on this information without further consultation. We disclaim any responsibility for actions taken on the above without further advice as to your particular circumstances.

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