[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” background_color=”custom_color” visible_overflow=”true” lg_spacing=”padding_top:150;padding_right:150;padding_bottom:0;padding_left:130″ custom_background_color=”#f4f4f4″ sm_spacing=”padding_top:30;padding_right:15;padding_bottom:30;padding_left:15″ xs_spacing=”padding_top:30;padding_right:15;padding_bottom:30;padding_left:15″][vc_column][vc_row_inner lg_spacing=”margin_top:-35″ sm_spacing=”margin_top:0″ xs_spacing=”margin_top:0″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Bank On It” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:56|text_align:left|line_height:1.2″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1530692131095{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”The best things in life are free — like these handy resources! Here you’ll find a collection of helpful calculators and financial guides.” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23a0a0a0″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1530841404131{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”3877″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Cash Flow Calculator” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:56|text_align:left|line_height:1.2″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1532582391279{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

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Take a look at some of our most commonly asked questions.

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To learn more about eligibility, contact us today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How can I reduce my annual tax bill as a small business?” tab_id=”1530688635651-1c737c5d-85a1″][vc_column_text]If you’re a Small Business Entity, you’re eligible for a number of small business concessions, which will save you money. This includes concessions on:

  • Capital Gains tax
  • Income tax
  • Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
  • Excise
  • Pay As You Go (PAYG)
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)

You’re classed as a Small Business Entity if you have a turnover of less than two million dollars.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ lg_spacing=”margin_left:30″ sm_spacing=”margin_left:0″ xs_spacing=”margin_left:0″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3883″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Individuals” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1530694424783{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” color=”white” active_section=””][vc_tta_section title=”Am I eligible for the Family Tax Benefit?” tab_id=”1530694121795-0992820b-2a7e”][vc_column_text]The FTB is available to caregivers who meet the benchmarks of an income test, provide care for a child at least 35% of the time, and have a dependent child or highschool-aged student younger than 20 years who isn’t receiving a Government benefit (such as Youth Allowance).

If you’re not sure whether you meet these criteria, we can meet and discuss your FTB eligibility in more depth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I got married this financial year, how will this affect my tax return?” tab_id=”1530694121844-c16f60fc-bcf9″][vc_column_text]Depending on your income, there’s a chance you may be able to claim a reduction in Medicare. To explore this further, you will need to know the income of your spouse before and after marriage. On both of your returns, you’ll be asked to disclose information about the other partner so that any entitlements you may have to family tax benefits can be calculated accurately.

There are additional ways your tax return could change after marriage. The simplest way to find out about your circumstances is to call Abante Accounting and discuss the possibilities with an expert.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Can I claim back money I spent on tools and equipment for my job?” tab_id=”1530694121893-16c50a6e-caff”][vc_column_text]If you spend money purchasing, insuring, replacing, or repairing equipment you need at work, you can claim it back. The amount you can claim depends on your receipts and how often you use the equipment. Whilst some tax-deductible items may also be used in personal circumstances (such as sunglasses or a laptop), whatever you buy and claim must be used at work first and foremost, and play a role in how you earn income.

You can claim on items less than $300 without proof of purchase.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”I didn’t get around to lodging my tax return last year. Will I get in trouble?” tab_id=”1530694121944-59bfc75a-29ca”][vc_column_text]The Australian Taxation Office may take steps toward legal action against you for delayed tax returns, which may even result in a court conviction. Other penalties from the ATO could involve a $170 fee for every 28 days that the return is outstanding, up to $850 — they may also charge interest.

You don’t have to wait until tax time to submit a past return. If you are aware of outstanding tax returns, you should lodge them as soon as possible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” background_color=”custom_color” lg_spacing=”padding_top:20;padding_right:150;padding_bottom:20;padding_left:150″ custom_background_color=”#efefef” sm_spacing=”padding_right:15;padding_left:15″ xs_spacing=”padding_right:15;padding_left:15″][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Useful Links” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:35|text_align:center|color:%23898989″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1530841081118{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” background_color=”custom_color” custom_background_color=”#f4f4f4″ lg_spacing=”padding_top:35;padding_right:150;padding_bottom:35;padding_left:150″ sm_spacing=”padding_top:20;padding_right:15;padding_bottom:20;padding_left:15″ xs_spacing=”padding_top:20;padding_right:15;padding_bottom:20;padding_left:15″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

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