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Claiming depreciation on investment property

Rental property investors have access to a range of tax strategies. One such strategy, which is often underutilised, is claiming depreciation as a tax deduction.

Property expenses, such as depreciation and capital works expenditure, can be deducted over a number years, adding to a significant return for property investors come tax time.
 

Moore Stephens Tax Alert - Redundancies and ETPs

Redundancies are, unfortunately, a part of doing business. Over the last year or so, there has been a lot of movement within the Western Australian job market with employments being terminated or being made redundant.  As an employer, it is critical that you understand what your responsibilities are. To help you, we have undertaken various reviews of calculations for Employee Termination Payments (ETP) and genuine redundancies

A ride to raise - Moore Stephens supports Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue, together with Charity Car Events, host an annual awareness event across New South Wales ‘Beyond Bitumen’. For the second year in a row Alan Quinlan, IT Manager at Moore Stephens NSW participated in the event and helped raise just over $10,000 of the more than $200,000 raised by Beyond Bitumen tour.

Crowd Sourced Funding: What you need to know about the new CSEF legislation

“The passing of the crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) legislation for Australian Small Business is great news, particularly in the current environment where it can be difficult to raise capital. However, there is likely to be some work required to ensure that companies are ready to access CSEF” Davide Costanzo, Moore Stephens - Director, Tax and Business Advisory

Shock for landlords as land tax skyrockets

Over the past month soaring property values have seen landlords hit by steep increases in landlord taxes.

A number of landlords, property owners and lessors have been shocked when confronted with sharp increases in land tax bills this month.

The State Revenue Office (SRO) argues that 2016 was a revaluation year, which means your site value will most likely increase in 2017.
 

Live a little bolder!

It's a week since International Women's Day, with the theme for 2017 being 'Be bold for change'. How can we be bolder in our lives?

There are all kinds of barriers that hold us back, however often or not the biggest barrier is the one in our head.

Finding a home loan when you’re self employed

Working for yourself has many perks and rewards, however, when it comes to applying for a home loan, being your own boss often sends up a red flag to banks and other lenders. Why? A salaried employee has a regular, steady income and is less likely to experience the cash flow volatility of a small business owner, contractor, entrepreneur, tradesperson or freelancer.

Being proactive and accessing specialist advice, self-employed applicants can also enjoy a successful and hassle-free road to securing a home loan.

Investing in property through an SMSF

It is vital for those with a self-managed super fund (SMSF) to carry out the necessary checks before purchasing a property in their SMSF, especially where borrowing is involved.

Our experienced advisors have listed a number of checks to consider before purchasing a property with your SMSF.

Mumpreneurs

It’s just a little over 40 years since International Women’s Day was first held on March 8. While much has been achieved for women’s rights and gender equity in that time, the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186.

This International Women’s Day, organisers are asking participants to #BeBoldForChange to help forge a better more gender-inclusive working world.
 
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