Superannuation is important when planning for your future. There are so many types of super contributions and payments, that it’s sometimes confusing and hard to know what each of them are. One part that people often don’t understand is reportable superannuation contributions. Let’s take a look at what you should know… What are reportable superannuation […]
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The tax free threshold is a cap on how much someone can earn during the financial year before paying tax. In Australia, the first $18,200 you earn between 1 July and 30 June the next year is tax-free, regardless of which employer you earned it from. From there, you will fall into a tax bracket […]
Teaching kids about money is one of the most valuable life lessons you can give them. If you’re planning on raising money smart kids, you need to start early. In fact, the earlier the better. Your child’s association, understanding and attitude towards money dictates their relationship with it throughout their life. If they learn how […]
Put simply, negative gearing occurs when an investor borrows money to buy a property, and the cost of owning and running that property exceeds the rental income it generates. As an investor of a negatively geared property, you make up the gap between the expenses on the property and the rental income. This isn’t always […]
Find out which property investment expenses can claim as tax deductions. Learn about depreciation, negative gearing, Capital Gains Tax and more.
The Etax Investment Property Tax Hub has everything you need to know about owning, renting and selling an investment property.
If you have a HELP debt and are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible to ask the ATO to defer your help debt for a temporary period. If the ATO accepts your request, it means that they will put a temporary hold on your repayments. What is a HELP debt? Commonly referred to as […]
Australian investment property owners may be on a collision-course with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in 2023, over incorrect claiming of tax deductions. Along with the rising cost of living and borrowing rates in Australia, the estimated 1.7 million people who own a rental property will also have their investment property tax deductions put under […]
Everything you need to know about superannuation, from the basics of how funds work, extra payments, tax deductions & keeping them on track.
This year, before you race off to the shops to spend your tax refund, consider how your tax refund could have the biggest impact on your life and your finances. At Etax we hear from lots of Australians (and tax accountants) about the ways they plan to spend their tax refund. Let’s look at some […]
The best way to tackle next year’s tax deductions is to save ALL your tax receipts – but that’s not always easy. Did you get to tax time this year and wonder where your other expenses have gone? It’s SO annoying when you realise you can’t claim back the hard-earned cash you spent on work-related […]
What do you do if you can’t work due to COVID? With self-isolation rules relaxing, the Government is no longer providing the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. Instead, the High-Risk-Setting Pandemic Payment has taken its place but is not available to everyone. Luckily there is some help out there to help you stay afloat if you […]
We’re often asked the smartest ways to use your tax refund – so we’ve collated a quick list of tips and ideas! How to spend your tax refund to get ahead 1. Pay off your debts Probably the very smartest way to use your tax refund is to pay off any bills or credit cards. […]
Do you want to cut your living expenses or just want to save more money? The following tips help to give you more control over your finances. In a world where anything can happen – and does – that’s something we all need. Giving yourself a regular financial health check each year helps rein in […]
Investing in your future by adding money to your superannuation AND scoring some savings at tax time sounds great, right? Let us explain how you can claim your personal super contribution tax on your next return. Most Australians know that super is money for retirement. What’s less well known is: What is Super Contributions Tax? […]
If you’re a low-income earner, saving for your retirement can feel daunting. Fortunately, the Australian Government have some programs to help you prepare, including the Low Income Super Tax Offset (LISTO). What does the Low Income Super Tax Offset program offer? The Low Income Super Tax Offset is a government program to help low-income earners […]