Rental Property Owners: What can you claim?

When investing in a rental property, or wishing to invest in a rental property, you’ll need to keep records right from the start and work out what you can and can’t claim as a deduction.

What can you claim?

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Do you have backpackers working for you?

As an Employer, you are responsible to make sure the tax you withhold from employees’ wages is at the correct level.  For those employers hiring backpackers who are in Australia on a 417 or 462 working holiday visa, you’ll need to follow the tax rate changes that commenced on 1 January 2017.

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Do you use your Car for your business?

From 1 July 2017 the following car threshold amounts apply for luxury cars:

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Beware of ATO Scams!

From time to time we receive calls from concerned clients claiming the ATO has rung them demanding payment for outstanding debts immediately.  Or some clients received an email from someone posing as the ATO to ask you to click on a link.

These are most likely scammers trying to defraud you of your hard earned money. Do not provide them with any information over the phone, or click on any link in that email. For people who have their tax returns prepared and lodged with the ATO via a tax agent – the ATO will not contact you directly as they are required to contact your tax agent first.

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Recent changes affecting super contributions

From 1 July 2017, the following key changes to the contribution rules now apply:

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