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Your Autumn Newsletter
Welcome to our latest newsletter. These are just some of the articles our clients enjoy as part of the xpal tax & accounting service.

In this edition, we provide you with the latest practice update for April 2017.

We have included an article about Cloud Accounting plus rental property owners can read how it is now possible to receive your tax refund early. In this issue Paul Clitheroe discusses how Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world and therefore working longer is the new norm.

With Tax Planning Time approaching, look out for our Year End Strategies Newsletter later this month.

If you would like to meet with an xpal tax & accounting professional to discuss any of the articles or tax planning opportunities, call us on 08 8291 2821 between 8.30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. 

Key Dates: 2017

March 2017 monthly activity statement - due date for lodgement and payment.


  March 2017 quarterly activity statement - due date for lodgement and payment for paper lodgements.     


  Due date for payment of super guarantee obligations for employees for the quarter ended 31 March 2017.

Due date for payment of Quarterly PAYG Instalment Notices.


  Final due date for lodgement of 2016 tax returns where an earlier due date does not apply.

April 2017 monthly actvity statement - due date for lodgement and payment.
26/05 March 2017 quarterly activity statement - due date for lodgement and payment for electronic lodgements.


Fringe Benefits Tax Return - due date for lodgement and payment                                                
FBT packs were emailed to your business throughout the last week of March 2017 (if applicable). Please look out for this email, make sure you checked your odometer reading as at 31 March 2017 and return the signed documents to our office ASAP.

Have you sent in your 2016 tax work as yet? Time is running out fast. Please contact our office to arrange a time for an appointment or alternatively you can send in the information via post, email or uploading via our xpal Client Portal.
Practice Update
April 2017
Our latest update provides details on the following topics:
  • Reduction in FBT rate from 1 April 2017
  • Lump sum payments received by healthcare practitioners
  • Tax Officers "hit the streets" to "help small businesses"
  • Planned changes to GST on low value imported goods
  • Super changes may require action by 30 June 2017

Cloud Accounting

Now is the perfect time to consider migrating to the Cloud so that you can be ready for 1 July 2017 for the new financial year.

This article explains the benefits of Cloud Accounting
for you and your business. 

Rental property owners:
Want to receive your tax refund early?


We can now apply to have the tax component of your salary reduced, accelerating the benefits you receive from holding rental properties. We do this by using an Income Tax Withholding Variation Application for year ending 30 June 2018.

This application allows you to reduce the tax withheld from your salary on an ongoing basis, improving your regular cash flow for the coming financial year.

If you do wish to apply, please call us on 08 8291 2821 between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday to discuss with an xpal tax & accounting professional.



Working for longer the new norm
A long life is something to celebrate, and figures from the OECD show Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Even better, our life expectancy is rising and is expected to increase well into our 90s over the next four decades. But living longer also raises questions about how we and our families will fund retirement that could span one-quarter of our lives



Click here to find out more about what the team at xpal tax & accounting can do for you, or simply contact us on 08 8291 2821.  

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