The number of compliance activities the ATO will increase in 2018–19 financial year

As we approach the time to look at 2018 returns it is worthwhile looking at the Commissioner of Taxation’s Annual Report which was released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the previous year. A few key themes were evident in the report including the refinement of deductions being claimed, ongoing targeting of privately owned…

Business, Individual

Client Portal

Butler Chartered Accountants is today launching a Client Portal, to enable secure transfer of files and more importantly, allow digital signing of your documents. In an increasingly busy world it can be difficult to find the time to carry out those necessary but time consuming tasks, such as collecting, signing and returning documents. Client Portal is…

Business, Individual, Investment, Other category

2016/17 Budget – Key changes for Individuals

With none of the changes to capital gains tax or negative gearing that many had been anticipating, this year’s federal budget was light on changes to personal income tax reform. Some of the key changes include: Personal income tax reductions Higher education – HELP debt repayments reform Simplification of means testing for students and other payment recipients   Personal Income tax…

Individual