Goods & Services Tax Advice - CapitalQ

Goods & Services Tax Advice

GST impacts every business in Australia.

And it passes substantial administrative obligations on to the business owner (frankly the system is a form of outsourcing of the Tax Man’s work).

Staying on top of our GST obligations is paramount. All too often we see businesses fall behind and once they do, the problem can really start to run away from them (remember in virtually all businesses, every single dollar that comes into the business includes a little over 9 cents that aren’t really yours. This very quickly adds up).

There are of course complications with the GST system. Most will know that while GST applies to the majority of transactions, it doesn’t actually apply to every transaction.

These exemptions are actually the systems biggest flaw. As a tax collection mechanism, GST or other similar value-added taxes are amongst the most efficient, and the most difficult to avoid (especially given the move away from cash).

But when the Liberal Party were forced to make exceptions and exclusions in order to get their new tax into law, those lobbyists didn’t really appreciate the extra burden it placed on those responsible for the collection of GST, the business owners!

Property transactions are amongst the most complex. And given the amounts of money involved, are where the biggest risks and biggest errors occur (and when things go wrong with GST, they really go wrong).

International transactions also come with their significant GST issues.

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I am a property person through and through. I believe there is no better way to build genuine wealth than via property. I have undertaken residential property investing and residential property developments (large and small) and as a result effectively retired from real work in my late 20s. Throughout that time Duncan and the Team at CapitalQ have been my partners (both as advisers and at times literally by taking interests in my projects). I would recommend to anyone thinking about venturing into property investing to ensure CapitalQ are part of the process and watching your back. You need sound personal budgeting, investment analysis, project costing, appropriate structuring, short term and long-term tax planning and ongoing tax advice (and not just covering Income Tax but also GST, Land Tax, Stamp Duty, the list goes on). CapitalQ know all aspects of the property game, and have the hands-on experience as well. Many think property investing is easy, but I can assure you, without the right partner providing the right advice, you will come undone.

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