Tanya Moran

Tanya Moran is a Senior Partner and the Lead Taxation Partner of Azure Group. She has more than 20 years' experience working with a large array of businesses from small accounting firms to large international corporations.
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ATO Hot Spots: FBT Year End is here. Are you FBT ready?

Posted by Tanya Moran on 27-Mar-2019 09:33:35


There are plenty of important dates to remember where the ATO are concerned, and the Fringe Benefits Tax of FBT year end is one of them. The FBT year runs from 1st April each year to the 31st March the following year.

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Topics: ATO, Fringe Benefits Tax, FBT, taxation

Small business? Here’s what the Accelerated Tax Rate Reduction means.

Posted by Tanya Moran on 21-Feb-2019 08:20:05


Remember when the tax rate for all companies was 30%? Well since 2015 this rate has been slowing dropping. Here is what you need to know about the accelerated tax rate reduction and how it affects your business.

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Topics: ATO, small business, corporate tax, SME tax rates, taxation

9 Tax Saving Hacks that Small Business Owners often miss

Posted by Tanya Moran on 16-Oct-2018 07:49:06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018-2019 tax year is well under way. Small business owners know that cash flow is often a major worry and stress. Living on tight margins, every penny counts. So make sure you aren’t paying more tax than you need to!

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Topics: Tax, small business, Australian Taxation Office, Tax professionals, Small Business Accounting, taxation

Four painless ways to make your Tax Debt go away

Posted by Tanya Moran on 27-Sep-2018 09:44:29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having a tax debt can be stressful. But there are proactive things you can do to ensure that you handle your tax debt in a way that will keep you out of hot water with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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Topics: ATO, Tax, Australian Taxation Office, tax debt, Tax professionals, Small Business Accounting, tax obligations, taxation

7 Tax Questions when Starting a Business

Posted by Tanya Moran on 14-Sep-2018 16:24:08


Starting a business is an exciting time in your life. There are so many decisions to make and important things to learn, and tax is often the last thing that we want to think about. However, you can get into hot water pretty quickly if you ignore your tax obligations. So here are 7 common tax questions that you need to know if you are starting a business:

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Topics: Azure Group News, Tax professionals, Small Business Accounting, startup accountant, Starting business in Australia, tax obligations, taxation, technology

Key Tax Concessions for Small Business

Posted by Tanya Moran on 09-Aug-2018 08:43:36


Small business owners need to be aware of tax concessions. While you need to check your eligibility, here are a few concessions may apply:

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Topics: small business, Business accountants, Outsourced accounting services, Tax professionals, SME tax rates, Sydney Accountants, taxation

Strange but legitimate Tax Deductions

Posted by Tanya Moran on 03-Aug-2018 08:23:52


We know most accountants have a reputation for questioning and sometimes challenging your deductions. But here are a few that you didn’t think you could claim, but are actually legitimate! Just make sure you keep your receipts.

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Topics: ATO, claiming tax, Tax deductions, lodgment, taxation

Key Lodgment Due Dates in 2018/19 Financial Year

Posted by Tanya Moran on 31-Jul-2018 11:13:59

Knowing the important due dates throughout the year can save you time and angst. So we have prepared Key Lodgment Due Dates - Financial Year 2018/2019 in PDF printable for your convenience.

If you would like assistance preparing your lodgments, or have any questions about the below dates, please get in touch with us.

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Topics: Claim tax, claiming tax, SME tax rates, Financial year 2018/19, FY 2018/2019, lodgment, Financial year calendar 2018-19, taxation

Can Negative Gearing be used as a Profitable Strategy for Property Investors?

Posted by Tanya Moran on 24-Jul-2018 09:54:57


Negative gearing
…..a topic that polarises most financial advisers and confuses most investors. So is negative gearing a good strategy? Can it be used to as a profitable strategy for Property Investors? In this article we look at exactly what negative gearing is and the difference between negative and positive gearing.

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Topics: capital raise, Business accountants, Investment, Net rental income, Positively geared property, Negative Gearing, Capital growth, Sydney Accountants, taxation

Ignoring your Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) obligation could trigger an ATO Tax Audit

Posted by Tanya Moran on 13-Jul-2018 08:45:50


Previously the ATO has not focused its efforts on Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and therefore many business owners have put their heads in the sand and ignored it. But this isn’t a great strategy and with the ATO now putting more emphasis in this area it could land you in hot water. Here is what you need to know.

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Topics: ATO, Fringe Benefits Tax, audit, auditor, Sydney Accountants, FBT, tax audit, ATO audit, taxation

Division 7A: 4 common errors

Posted by Tanya Moran on 28-May-2018 07:00:00


Despite it having been in place for more than 15 years, Division 7A continues to be a high risk area and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regularly monitors. Division 7A is part of the Tax Act and it provides provisions to prevent private company owners from avoiding dividend taxation through accessing company profits in other ways other than dividends.

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Topics: ATO, Tax return, Company tax return, Lodgement, Division7A, Tax Act, taxation

Top five money-saving Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Posted by Tanya Moran on 18-May-2018 14:01:00


With small businesses making up at least 96% of Australian businesses we know that many Australian’s are working hard to run their own business. Therefore, where you can get a break to get ahead we want to make sure you can.

Here are our top 5 tips for legally saving some money that you may not have known you were eligible to do.

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Topics: small business, Tax return, Minimising Tax, Asset Write-Off, Australian Taxation Office, claiming tax, taxation