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To meet your tax obligations with ease, a good record-keeping is a must

Posted by Team AVS on 26 Feb, 2019  0 Comments

During the financial year, you'll receive documents that are important for doing your tax, such as payment summaries, receipts, invoices and contracts.

Generally, you need to keep these for five years from when you lodge your tax return in case ATO ask you to substantiate your claims.

Records you need to keep include:

payment summaries from payers, including your employer and the Department of Human Services
statements from your bank

Small businesses (with fewer than 20 employees) are now covered under Single touch payroll reporting rules

Posted by Team AVS on 15 Feb, 2019  0 Comments

With the passage of relevant law on 12 February 2019 by Australian Parliament, more than 700,000 Australian small businesses are set to be covered by the ATO's single touch payroll rules.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) rules require that employers have to report information related to employees’ tax and super to ATO with every payroll event instead of monthly or quarterly reporting. So, every time a business does a pay run, information through S

Guide to making motor vehicle expense claims

Posted by Team AVS on 7 Feb, 2019  0 Comments

A perennial topic regarding tax deductions is claiming expenses for a car. The following notes summarise the most salient points when it comes to claiming a deduction for motor vehicle expenses.

Key points to keep in mind include:

the way a claim is calculated depends on your business structure
if business changes structure, your entitlements and obligations may also change
you must apportion expenses between business and private use

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