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Crackdown on Uber drivers

Uber has offered many people a great opportunity to work in Australia. Unfortunately, as many of these people have not been self-employed before, they don’t necessarily understand their obligations and may accidentally get themselves into trouble with the Tax Office. I have heard many misconceptions and questions such as:

• Do I need to register for GST?
• How do I complete a BAS?
• Can’t I just keep 20% of my earnings aside and pay that to the tax office?
• Should I have a company?
• Do I need a logbook for my car?
• Should I keep receipts for all the petrol?
• What records do I need?

I’m a Chartered Accountant and Tax Agent with over 10 years’ experience in tax and business in Queensland. I also spent years driving for a living as a courier, delivery driver and cabbie. I understand what it’s like to work on the road.

WDZ Accounting is giving a presentation in Ormeau to explain these core issues and answer all your questions. Don’t risk making a mistake, and attracting attention from the Tax Office. We will provide you with the knowledge you need so you know what is going to happen and can operate your business without worry.

Please email expressions of interest to [email protected] for further details.

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Wealthy urged to top up super before budget changes

When you consider the tax concessions available, superannuation definitely has a place in any review of your personal wealth, savings and taxation. There may be changes on the horizon again, but don’t panic! Get some professional advice.

Accountants are encouraging high net worth clients to top up their super before the May federal budget, saying it could be the equivalent of 2007’s one-off $1 million top-up opportunity.

The use of family trusts to minimise tax and build wealth is also expected to surge as the government continues to reduce the amount that can be injected into superannuation accounts.

HLB Mann Judd wealth management partner Michael Hutton said clients had been moving money into family trusts since the government lowered the contributions threshold to $35,000 a year (for those over 50 years old, or $30,000 for those under 50).

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