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November tax news

Fast-tracking tax cuts for small & medium businesses The Government has fast-tracked the already legislated tax cuts to small and medium businesses by bringing them forward five years. Companies with an aggregated turnover of less than $50 million will have a tax rate of 25% in the 2022 income year (instead of the 2027 income [...]

Introducing our new Finance & Loans service

Hales Douglass is proud to introduce High Definition Finance to it's suite of high-level finance & business services. High Definition Finance provides a personalised finance & loans service offering business loans, investment and home loans, equipment finance and car loans. Streamlined process & help with paperwork Under the highly experienced and respected leadership of Craig Wise, [...]

FAQs – business loans, equipment finance, investment & home loans

FAQs We can analyse your needs and arrange quotes from different lenders, as we do the ‘running around’ for you. Right now all lenders are constantly changing their lending criteria as a result of the Royal Commission. We are advised of all changes prior lending criteria being made public knowledge. We are happy [...]

ATO increasing scrutiny on home office claims

Due to a high number of mistakes, errors and questionable claims for home office expenses, the ATO will be increasing scrutiny and education on 'other work-related expenses’ claims this tax time, which includes home office expenses. The ATO has concerns relating to taxpayers who are claiming:     expenses they didn't pay for;     expenses that [...]

Ethics and the absence of greed

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services industry Interim Report declared ‘greed’ was the primary motivator for bad behaviour in the banking industry. “Banks and all financial services entities recognised that they sold services and products. Selling became their focus of attention. Too often it became the sole focus of [...]