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My financial planning ‘experience’

Shortly after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the late 1990s and before I founded Tax Services Australia, I considered further qualifications and experiences to further my professional career.  » Read More

Tax Changes Affecting Australian Expatriates

There have been many taxation changes that affect Australians who earn foreign income, either as tax residents of Australia or who become non-residents and live overseas.  » Read More

Late Tax Returns and ATO Penalties

Right now is a great opportunity to get your tax returns up to date with the ATO, ahead of the New Tax Year starting on July 1.  » Read More

Sharing Your Home & Losing Your Greatest Tax Opportunity

It is nice to share, but are you sacrificing your biggest tax haven?  » Read More

The ‘Rich’ and Franking Credits

Australia has a marginal tax rate system, which means lower income earners (simply, earning less than $18200) pay not tax and higher income earners pay the most tax, at 47% including the Medicare Levy.  » Read More

Tax Planning and Disappearing Franking Credits

The policy proposal from the Opposition to stop the refund of ‘excess’ franking credits to individuals and superannuation funds is expected to save the Federal Budget $59 billion over 10 years.  » Read More

Lodge on Time or Lose Your ABN

Do you have some overdue income tax returns, because you have been so busy with your business?  » Read More

Making Franking Credits Non-Refundable

The Federal Labor Party proposed on 13 March 2018 to make franking credits non-refundable, to affect low income earners and retirees.  » Read More

Big Aussie Expat Tax Errors

Tax Services Australia provides specialised, expert support to Australian expats living and working abroad.  We even have a dedicated website for Aussies abroad » Read More

Are you under claiming your work related expenses?

This time every year the ATO conducts a media campaign about taxpayers who make inappropriate tax deductions and the favourite topic this year is again work related expenses.  » Read More

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