Payment summaries are changing!

You may have heard of Single Touch Payroll (STP) in the media over the last year or so. Single Touch Payroll is a new way of employers reporting payroll activity such as your wage, tax withheld and superannuation to the ATO. Historically, employers have reported this information to the ATO in an annual payment summary Read More

How to pay less tax by contributing to super

As of 2017, almost all tax-payers can make a private, personal contribution into their superannuation fund and then claim the contribution as a personal deduction when they do their tax return. You can contribute any amount provided that your total concessional contributions are not more than $25,000 in a particular year. Remember, the compulsory 9.5% Read More

ATO data matching improvements

The ATO have been hounding lately that they have drastically improved their data matching capabilities. Basically speaking, this means that the ATO will electronically match their data holdings with various different state and territory authorities. If their is a variance between the two forms of data, the ATO may question this and ask you for Read More

Feel like you are drowning in paper?

Many people who operate as sole traders and even some salary and wage employees get overwhelmed with paper receipts and keeping track of these. Technology has progressed and cloud based utilities have become easily accessible which provides an easy paperless solution to your pile of documents and receipts. Here at Nixer were are completely paperless Read More

Common Deductions that could increase your tax refund

Some people look forward to tax time as they receive some money back from the ATO on their tax return. Whilst these deductions can’t be claimed by everyone, we have put together some of the common deductions that you could potentially be claimed by the relevant tax payer: – The cost of your tax affairs: Read More

The emergence of the share economy

Over the past couple of years the share sector has emerged into a leading force in the Australian economy. This has been great for employment in the country, as it has allowed for more Australians to be employed and/or operate as sole traders. Uber, Airtasker, Deliveroo, Airbnb and Gocatch are some of the businesses driving Read More

Tax tips & tricks

We understand that not many people love tax time and our goal is to help you to achieve a quick and stress free tax experience. Here are some general tax tips and tricks that will help you at tax time: 1. Keep good records At the end of the day, there is nothing worse than Read More

What is the ATO focusing on in the 2017 Tax Returns?

As technology develops and strengthens, so does the ATO’s scope in finding dodgy deductions. The ATO have recently advised that their data-matching skills have drastically improved over the last couple of years, hence recent warnings issued focused on work related expense claims. The ATO’s assistant commissioner Kath Anderson has recently informed the public that the Read More