Archives for May 2016

Fraudulent ‘Phoenix’ Activities

Fraudulent ‘phoenix’ activity occurs where a company deliberately liquidates to avoid paying creditors, taxes and employee entitlements. The perpetrators transfer the assets to a new entity, and continue operating the same or a similar business with the same ownership. Phoenix activity has impacts on the business community, employees and contractors, the government and the environment, [Read more…]

Don’t Get Played By iTunes Scammers

The ATO is reminding the public to be alert to scammers impersonating the ATO demanding iTunes gift cards as a form of tax debt payment. Assistant Commissioner Janine Clark said that based on recent reports made to the ATO, iTunes gift cards were part of new tactic being used by fraudsters. “In the last month, [Read more…]

Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) is a tax employers pay on certain benefits they provide to their employees, including their employees’ family or other associates. The benefit may be in addition to, or part of, their salary or wages package. If you are a director of a company or trust, benefits you receive may be subject [Read more…]

HELP Debt Changes

The Australian Government has introduced changes which mean if you have moved overseas and have a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, you now have the same repayment obligations as those who live in Australia. This applies if you already live or intend to move overseas for a total of [Read more…]