Getting Tax Right

It’s tax time again, and over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out our guide to what you can and can’t claim in your Australian 2017 tax return, and tips to lodging your tax on time easy.  In most cases, if you are a simple PAYG with very few deductions and you are tech savvy, you can lodge your own return.

Some basic documents you’ll need to complete your tax return.

1)      Payment summaries – Details the income you have received from your employer, super fund or government payment like Centrelink and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

2)      Bank statements – Details any interest you have earned during the period and fees you have paid.

3)      Shares, unit trusts or managed funds statements – Details of dividends or distributions you’ve received. Dividends that you’ve elected to reinvest must be declared as income.

4)      Buy and sell investment statements – To calculate capital gains and losses. If you bought or sold any shares you can access the details on your online brokering account or you can get them from your investment adviser or stockbroker.

5)      Records from your investment property – If you use a property manager you will probably be given an annual tax statement that details income and expenses, otherwise, you will need to gather details of income received and expenses paid, including any capital gains or capital losses from the sale of your rental property.

6)      Foreign income – Details of foreign pensions or other foreign income.

7)      Private health insurance policy statement – Information needed to complete the private health insurance section of your tax return.


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James Huy Vuong is a CPA and the owner of Your Accounting Partners. Partnering with businesses from start to scale thru to sale.

Posted on 04/07/2017 in Accounting Services

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James Huy Vuong the Founder of Your Accounting Partners, a Brisbane based Business support agency. Specialising in providing bookkeeping, accounting, tax and compliance, business valuation and business sales services to local small business owners. His passion for business was evident very early on at the start of his career in accounting. He embarked on an unconventional path away from the traditional position with one of the big 4 accounting firms like most aspiring young graduate in his field. He decided instead through the lure a more diverse role, more pay and a much cooler title to work with Australia largest telco as a Business Specialist. He entered the world of business management and ownership in the hospitality industry for the invaluable hands-on experience one could not get just by reading textbooks, understanding debits and credits and passing exams. Huy has also spent a good part of a decade in the financial services industry owning and managing his family business which has lead him to start Your Accounting Partners. Your Accounting Partners sets out to help time-poor, frustrated business owners do better business by partnering with business owners on their ownership journey and making it together. Your Accounting Partners specialises in hospitality, service-base & professional services businesses. His mission is to help business owners use their business to give back to the family what it takes out. When it comes to business we say "You focus on what you do best, partnering with us and we'll take care of the rest".

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