August 2013 Newsletter

We're delighted to announce that naturopath Kimberly Deme was the lucky winner of our State of Origin ticket giveaway last month! Thanks for all those who took part - we've had a wonderful time launching our updated website and hope  you'll make the most of using it for your business and personal affairs.

Your SELF
An international charitable giving index has deemed Australia to be the most generous nation on the planet (although Tax Office data shows our wealthier citizens have dropped the ball a little on this issue).

The Tax Office has revised the private heath insurance rebate, with changes made to the relevant section of the 2012-13 tax return form that affected taxpayers will need to know.

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Your BUSINESS 
This month brings some good news with the loss carry-back tax break for businesses finally been passed into law, so ask us if your business can finally take advantage of this newest tax break.

The Tax Office has made it clear that it intends to target certain industries, specific tax claims and other areas it views as having become problematic in its scrutiny of this year's tax returns. We look at the key targets outlined for special attention.

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Your SUPER 
Several changes have been made to the superannuation landscape from 1 July this year - but also many proposals that didn't get up. We run over the current state of play in super (including moves on the SMSF front).

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Contact Us
Should you require more information regarding any topic touched upon in this newsletter, please feel free to contact GJB on 02 9686 3130 for personal or business advice.

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Kind regards,             


www.gjbarnett.com.au

Disclaimer: All information provided in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not personal financial or investment advice. Also, changes in legislation may occur frequently. We recommend that our formal advice be obtained before acting on the basis of this information. 

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