Insights

Here we share our insights on wealth management specifically and the financial sector broadly. We also aim to keep you abreast of news and developments in the market as well as within Lanteri Partners Group.

 

 

May Newsletter – Budget Update

The budget announcements contain a suite of tax and superannuation measures aimed at increasing housing stock and improving housing affordability. While the government has not gone close to clamping down on the political and social hot potato of negative gearing, it has taken some steps to restrict the travel expense and depreciation tax breaks enjoyed […]

May, 2017
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May Newsletter

There can be capital gains conundrums when sub-dividing the family property, so we run through the typical scenarios to dissect the likely tax outcomes. And another perennial head-scratcher is the deductibility of the interest payable on borrowed funds. A GST exemption is available when a “going concern” business is involved, so we look at the […]

May, 2017
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April Newsletter

There’s nothing wrong with sourcing certain business assets through peer-to-peer websites like Gumtree or even a Facebook group. It’s when it comes to substantiating a tax claim that these sorts of transactions can end up being difficult. The ATO’s rules regarding deductions claimed for work clothing, or for laundering clothes, are fairly straight-forward, but there […]

April, 2017
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March, 2017
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March Newsletter

FBT and the provision of cars to employees continues to cause potholes in the road to smooth tax compliance for businesses. We run over the usual FBT return problem areas. Also, as the “sharing economy” is becoming more prevalent, the ATO has found it necessary to issue some guidance. A not-uncommon conundrum for many SMSF […]

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