Zoning in on the temporary worker – what does it mean for you?

  In today’s global economy, people working and studying overseas is commonplace. It’s so common that the Australian Financial Review recently reported that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are targeting more than 20 million international visa holders, foreign students and migration agents. So why is the ATO zoning in on temporary workers? Basically, it is due to non-compliance and a lack of understanding from both visa holders, sponsors and migration…  Read more

The importance of validating your deductions

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are continuing to invest more time in data matching and using the electronic resources they have available to confirm that tax declarations are valid. The importance of validating your tax deductions and having sufficient paperwork in place is becoming increasingly important. Nowadays, everything is filed electronically which means government agencies are more easily able to access and share information with each other. In relation to…  Read more

Allan Hall excels again as finalist in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards for 2018

They are the prestigious awards that are well-known in the industry. Ones that firms are eager to be recipients of because achievement is judged on client satisfaction and providing service excellence.  We are excited to announce that Allan Hall has made the finals for the third year running with our Partner, Scott Somerville selected as a finalist in the Most Client Focused Accountant Category for 2018. In 2017 Scott Somerville…  Read more

Tax implications of Gifts

As Christmas approaches, many of us have started thinking about Christmas gifts to show our appreciation to our valued clients and employees. Understanding the tax implication of gifts can be important as we don’t want your generosity to cause you unwanted tax consequences. Client Gifts Gifts to clients are always tax deductible, and not subject to FBT, but that is only if they are a genuine gift eg. a Christmas…  Read more

Things to think about before becoming an Uber driver

  Ever thought of being an Uber driver? An easy way to make some spare cash, right? Maybe, but there are a few tax considerations to keep in mind before you jump into business: GST Generally, there’s no need to register for GST when your annual business turnover will be less than $75K. But there are special rules for taxi travel and the ATO’s interpretation (supported by the courts) is…  Read more

Can I claim the use of my car as a tax deduction?

This is one of our most commonly asked tax questions, and can have a significant impact on your tax refund. Claiming correctly for your particular circumstances is key to maximising your motor vehicle claim. I have to drive a long way from my home to work. Can I claim my car? Unfortunately, most people can’t claim for driving to and from work each day. It is classed as a private…  Read more

Allan Hall Business Advisors wins three major awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors was extremely proud to win the major award of Best Accounting Firm in Australia and New Zealand and to be the overall winner of Best Professional Services Firm (revenue under $50 million) in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards. In 2017, our partner, Scott Somerville took out another major win in these awards, winning Most Client Focused Accountant in Australia and New Zealand.

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