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This renovation tip can save you thousands

Renovating an investment property is different to renovating your own home. Whether the renovation is big or small, you will be taking a head over heart approach and doing what will help you improve your return on investment. Claiming depreciation deductions on the assets installed during...

Understand how depreciation works with negative gearing

Negative gearing is a heavily debated topic throughout the property industry and is often in the headlines at election time. As one of the major drawcards to investing in property, investors must factor it into their ongoing strategy. Before exploring the negative gearing and depreciation relationship,...

Latest SMSF updates 2020

Our KMT Spring Edition Newsletter 2020 is ready. Highlights in this edition: SMSFs - LOOKING TO THE FUTURE - A review of how recent changes affect you as an SMSF trustee. ATO UPDATE – New ATO guidance on when it will remit SMSF trustee penalties. TRUSTEE Q &...

What you need to know about building an investment property

When thinking of an investment property, your first thought probably isn’t an empty block of land. But did you know that there are many advantages to building an investment property? Not only can you build the property to be fit-for-purpose, there are long-term financial benefits...

Planning your budget

A budget allows you to plan for how you’ll spend and/or save your money each period and also keep track of your spending patterns. Though making a budget may not sound like the most exciting activity, it’s important for keeping your finances in order and...

5 financial lessons we should learn from COVID-19

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Aurora Pham The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impacts on everyone’s lives. We are seeing an extended period of economic and social uncertainty, and disruption lies ahead. Despite the Government’s economic support package, many Australians are losing their jobs...

Save Tax – Opportunities with Superannuation for 2020

When you retire, your superannuation is likely to become an important source of your income. That’s why it’s a good idea to top it up while you are working. But did you know, there are also some excellent tax benefits you can take advantage of right...

Updates from ATO – Boosting Cash Flow for Employers

Earlier this week, the ATO noted that entities that lodged their activity statement before 28 April would see their cash-flow boost amount used to offset tax debts from previous periods, while those who lodged on 28 April would not see those credits used to pay...

Super guarantee amnesty

The super guarantee (SG) amnesty is now official. Under the amnesty, employers have a 6-month window until 7 September this year to disclose, lodge and pay unpaid SG amounts for their employees. To be eligible for the amnesty, you must declare and pay your SG shortfalls...

JobKeeper eligibility: Sole traders and other entities

Sole traders and some other entities (such as partnerships, trusts or companies) may be entitled to the JobKeeper Payment scheme under the business participation entitlement. However, not-for-profit organisations are not included. Your entity may be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment scheme if you: have a non-employee...