Tax office makes new ruling for property investors
A new Tax Office ruling clarifying the criteria for deductions on income earned through specific lease arrangements may limit property investors who incorrectly claim losses on their properties. The ruling, issued mid-September, sets out parameters for claiming losses on properties that are let at arm’s length or to relatives, or on properties that are used […]
What can a XERO add-on do for Melbourne businesses?
Xero is truly an incredible product. Not because it is a bookkeeping program that makes you coffee, does your tax returns or magically improves your cashflow, but because of the way in which it integrates with other complimentary products known as ‘add-ons’ to automate business processes. What is an add-on I hear you ask? Basically, […]
Maddern Accountants – Your new XERO partner in Melbourne
At Maddern Accountants in Melbourne, we are very excited to announce that we have recently teamed with XERO to become a XERO Partner. If you are a small to medium sized business owner in Australia and have not heard of XERO, you soon will. Xero is revolutionising business financial management by offering to its users […]
Helping Melbourne small business cashflow – how to encourage customers to pay on time
It is a courageous and credible decision to give up the certainty of a salaried wage paid on the X day of the month, every month, in return for the responsibility (and freedom) of running your own show. However, managing small business cash flow can sometimes be a juggling act, and it is certainly stressful […]
Accounting and Medical Advice for new Doctors, Dentists & Medical Professionals in Melbourne
You have slogged it out at University for many years, survived days without sleep, countless unpaid placements and the internship years. Finally, you have started (or finished) your residency placements and the real dollars are starting to flow in to your bank account. Many Junior Medical Officers & Dentists start their careers with a base […]
What is a novated lease?
Explained simply, a novated lease is a way for an employee to buy a new or used car, and have their employer assist in the organised repayment for that car to an agreed financial supplier. The way this is done is by the employer agreeing to make the repayment out of the employee’s pre-tax salary […]
The Tax implications of being an Executor or Beneficiary of a deceased Estate
Unfortunately, having to deal with managing a deceased estate is a task many of us will have to shoulder at some stage in our lives — but having some familiarity with what’s involved beforehand will hopefully ease the burden. It is worth remembering that the law that applies to the assets and income of a deceased person […]
Maddern Accountants – June 2014 Newsletter
With the imminent arrival of the new financial year, there are usually a few small changes in the tax system to get used to, but this year is an exception. We sketch out the post-July 1 tax and super landscape, but also list the government announcements from the Federal Budget that may also prompt a […]