Motor industry analysis for September 2012

car-industry.jpgRead the September 2012 edition of the Auto Team Australia VFacts report

This monthly bulletin reports the results of the motor industry in Australia and provides valuable insights into its inner workings. For the most accurate and up to date vehicle data, get VFacts straight to your inbox each month.

 

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Motor industry analysis for September 2012

car-industry.jpgRead the September 2012 edition of the Auto Team Australia VFacts report

This monthly bulletin reports the results of the motor industry in Australia and provides valuable insights into its inner workings. For the most accurate and up to date vehicle data, get VFacts straight to your inbox each month.

 

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Negative gearing strategy straight from the textbook

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Negative gearing has always been hot topic in the property market, giving people an incentive to borrow money to buy property with a vision to be more financially independent later in life.

But this strategy isn't pinned down to property, it can be used for any income generating assets, whether they are shares, rental properties or financial instruments, ultimately reducing the tax you have to pay.

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In depth: ground rules for compliance

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The Australian Tax Office has released another online compliance guide, this time targeting wealthy individuals and SME's, Small-to-medium enterprises and wealthy individuals: Our compliance approach, setting out in detail the major risk factors and ways to avoid them. As the front line players in our national economy, SME's and wealthy individuals have a crucial role to play as the largest revenue spilling group in our system contributing more than a quarter of all revenue collected from the ATO last financial year.

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The employee vs. contractor controversy
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It has been a trending topic in the last few months and rightly so; it has become increasingly imperative that employers can confidently determine whether their workers are engaged as actual employees or independent contractors.

Many employers struggle with a clear understanding of the differences simply because they do not have the right information, basing big decisions on blurred boundaries, myths and misconceptions.  

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ATO compliance program for 2012-2013: major risk areas revealed
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The Australian Tax office has recently released its 2012-2013 Compliance Program  that at its most primitive can be labelled as a do's and don'ts guide to meeting tax obligations.

Publicly exploring the ATO's planned compliance activities, the 2012-2013 Compliance Program identifies the major risks in the respective areas of individual taxation, micro enterprises, small to medium sized enterprises, large enterprises and superannuation.  

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