March 7, 2020

The ATO’s recently released interpretation of the tax treatment of capital gains distributed by an Australian discretionary trust to non-resident beneficiaries will have a significant negative impact for some.

February 19, 2020

Late last year, legislative changes were made that exclude non-residents from accessing the main residence exemption. The retrospective changes directly impact foreigners and expats whose main residence is in Australia or overseas. We explore the impact.

June 14, 2017

Australian government has released the Federal Budget 2017/2018 recently, this includes government priorities and plans to be done for a year forward. Federal Budget 2017/2018 According to the announcement delivered by Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison, the Federal Budget 2017 will support several fields which are considered as a main priority to be improved orRead More »

October 11, 2015

If you have a child with a behavioural disorder, then a little-known ATO tax incentive might be available to you. The Medical Expenses tax offset allows taxpayers to claim deductions on net medical expenses – in other words, the expenses paid out-of-pocket after Medicare and health fund refunds – and this can be applied toRead More »

September 23, 2015

Businesses have always been able to use depreciating assets as tax deductions. However, the government has now simplified the rules so that it’s easier for small businesses to take advantage of these deductions. They’ve made it possible for small businesses to write off depreciating assets in one fell swoop, rather than at a set percentageRead More »