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Keep up to date with the latest information released from the ATO and other industry bodies via our blog. We aim to sift through the ‘tech speak’, and give you simple “to-dos” (and not “to-dos”) to keep on top of your tax preparation.

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New Ferny Grove Pop-up Office

New Ferny Grove Pop-up Office

Our Ferny Grove Tax Arana pop-up office has opened to help locals get on top of their tax, while they shop! There’s a full complement of tax and accounting services for Ferny Grove residents.

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The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams

The ACCC has created a pocket-sized guide so you can spot, avoid, and protect yourself against scams. Whether it’s romance or money, this guide will help you stay safe!

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Maximise your income tax return

Maximise your income tax return

Tax Arana has put together a list of what you can do TODAY to maximise your income tax return. So what can you do? Read Tax Arana’s tips to maximise your income tax return.

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Tax Scams – How to spot them

Tax Scams – How to spot them

Tax scams are fast evolving and these scammers are becoming more difficult to identity. A lot of them are overseas callers masquerading under an Australian phone number.

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Granny Flat – Tax review

Granny Flat – Tax review

If you currently own a granny flat, or are looking at building one, the Government is going to undertake a review of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) treatment of granny flat arrangements.

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Changes to HELP repayments

Changes to HELP repayments

New HELP repayment rates and thresholds have been set for from 1 July 2019 to improve sustainability and the debt recovery of the Student Financial Supplement Scheme.

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Tax changes for small business

Tax changes for small business

Tax Arana has its finger on the pulse when it comes to changes to tax, and knowing the latest rules can mean the difference between a big tax return, and you owing the ATO a sum of money.

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Tax break for small business

Tax break for small business

Small businesses can immediately deduct the business portion of most assets if they cost less than $20,000, if they were purchased between 7:30PM on 12 May 2015 and 30 June 2018.

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Gift + Donations. What can I claim?

Gift + Donations. What can I claim?

Organisations that are entitled to receive tax deductible gifts are called ‘deductible gift recipients’ (DGRs). You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that have a DGR.

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Declaring all ‘on the side’ income

Declaring all ‘on the side’ income

Do you share a service that sometimes makes you a little bit of cash ‘on the side’? Maybe dog walking, graphic designing or even renting our a spare room for extra cash?

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Work clothes – what can you claim?

Work clothes – what can you claim?

There has been a 20% increase in clothing and laundry claims in the past 5 years, and now, the ATO is watching. There are three golden rules to abide by when claiming clothing expenses.

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Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Financial New Year’s Resolutions

New year’s resolutions are often talked about at Christmas dinners, parties and new years’ day BBQs (and usually laughed at around Easter time); but what about financial new years resolutions?

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Do you own a rental property?

Do you own a rental property?

Do you know what you are entitled to claim, and what you are NOT entitled to claim as a rental property expense? The ATO has recently released a publication to help!

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Avoid common tax return errors

Avoid common tax return errors

Tax + Super Australia has recently released a list of the most common errors made, and how to avoid them. Come and take a look so your next tax return is pain free and quick.

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