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David Howells

About David Howells

David is passionate about helping clients improve their businesses and achieve their goals. He is an expert Auditor who also specializes in Business Advisory, Strategic Tax Planning, and compliance of Not-For-Profits & Self-Managed Super Funds.Contact David via email or call 02 4455 5333.

Government Super Guarantee reforms

The Government has announced a package of reforms to give the ATO near real-time visibility over superannuation guarantee (SG) compliance by employers. The ATO will have additional funding for a SG Taskforce to crack down on employer non-compliance. The package includes measures to: * require superannuation funds to report contributions received more frequently (at least [...]

Position Vacant – Senior Accountant Tax/Business Services

Hales Douglass is a proactive and multidisciplinary Chartered Accounting firm located in Ulladulla and Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. We are seeking an experienced Business Services Senior with tax and business skills to assist the growth of our practice. You will have access to excellent ongoing training and support, a challenging and interesting [...]

ATO combats cash economy

The ATO has reminded taxpayers that it uses a range of tools to identify and take action against people and businesses that may not be correctly meeting their obligations. Through 'data matching', it can identify businesses that do not have electronic payment facilities. These businesses often advertise as 'cash only' or mainly deal in cash [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business Advice, Featured, Tax & Accounting|Tags: , , |

$20,000 instant asset write off extended

The $20,000 instant asset write-off has now been extended to 30 June 2018, meaning that small businesses can continue to claim an immediate tax deduction for new assets under $20,000. What can you claim an instant deduction for? Generally, the deduction is primarily intended for physical assets. Equipment, vehicles, tools and electronics (such as computers [...]

Tax year-end checklist

BUSINESS TIPS. Business Income and Expenses... Consider strategies to defer income until after 30 June or bring expenses forward into June, especially if you expect lower income for next year. Ensure that your tax deductions are allowable: Bad debts must be written off before 30 June Super contributions must be paid before 30 June and [...]