Happy New Year!
We are now in full swing with preparing 2016 income tax returns. Dejan is fully booked until the week beginning 29 August! Scary thought. Luisa has some spaces in mid August, but these are now filling fast also.
Thursday night is the only night Dejan is currently doing late appointments. These are also booking up very quickly with the first available date for late night being 7 September. A lot of people are wanting appointments from 3pm onwards so these fill the quickest.
If you don't want to wait, we do encourage you to email or post us your information. At the moment the turn around for income tax returns is 2 weeks. We do these when we have a cancellation or after hours, so it is much faster than waiting for an appointment.
Please note that if you do lodge through a tax agent, your income tax return is more than likely not due for lodgment until May 2017. The ATO ads seem to make everyone panic once October comes around. Please don't panic. There is no rush to have these done prior to 31 October, unless you have more than one year outstanding.
Medical Tax Offset
The general medical tax offset has now been abolished. 2015 was the last year a claim could be made for this. The only medical expenses that can now be claimed are for disability aids, attendant care and aged care.
June 2016 BAS
If you lodge your June BAS through our office, it is due on 25 August. At the moment we are juggling these in between income tax returns. We do prefer to have these dropped off to us. It's a much faster and eaiser process doing it this way.