Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Alert for Foreign Residents – Changes to the Main Residence CGT Exemption

Written by Matthew Stewart - Director, Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

For Australian residents, your home is generally exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) subject to meeting the ATO’s requirements. Australians living abroad have also been able to claim the CGT exemption on the family home. This exemption has been available to foreign residents, so long as the home was rented out for no more than six years at a time.... Read more

Changes to Residential Investment Property Deductions

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

As we reach the end of another financial year, there are a number of legislative changes worth recalling which took effect from 1 July 2017. Here we highlight the changes to residential investment property deductions, which will be relevant for many of our clients. Changes to Residential Rental Property Travel Expenses Under legislation that took effect 1 July 2017, travel... Read more

Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

Cybercrime impacts the lives of many Australians and is expected to increase as our reliance on technology grows. Common types of cybercrime include hacking, online scams, fraud, identity theft and attacks on computer systems. In recent months we have been made aware of several instances where clients have been targeted by cybercriminals. Here we share these examples as a warning... Read more

Downsize Your Home and Contribute to Super

Written by Kate O'Brien, Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

For many Australian retirees selling the family home can be an effective way to release equity to fund retirement. Following legislation passed in December, homeowners aged 65 years or over are able to downsize their family home and invest the surplus into the tax effective environment of superannuation. Key Points The sale of the property must be from 1 July... Read more

Single Touch Payroll – New Reporting Requirements for Employers

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Single Touch Payroll is a new electronic method for reporting employees’ payroll information to the ATO at the same time as employees are paid. Employers will report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and super information to the ATO directly from their payroll solution. As a result, businesses will no longer be required to... Read more

If you are a foreign person who owns residential land in NSW, you must pay a land tax surcharge in addition to any land tax you already pay. The surcharge will be 0.75% for the 2017 land tax year and 2% from the 2018 land tax year onwards. You may be required to pay the surcharge even if you do... Read more

Edney Ryan Group is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the Balmoral Swim for Cancer, a family-friendly open water, charity event raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute. It is a unique event as it is one of the few swims held within the safety and beauty of Sydney Harbour. A great event for all comers. The swim is... Read more

Kate O’Brien Wins Hillross Adviser of the Year 2017

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

I am delighted to announce that Kate O’Brien has been named Hillross Adviser of the Year for 2017. This national award recognises the adviser who has demonstrated the highest  level of professionalism and excellence through client service, advice delivery and implementation. Importantly, client advocacy, undertaken by the Beddoes Institute’s Client Experience Survey was an important part of the judging process, and we thank our... Read more

Cloud Accounting: Greater Efficiency for Your Business

Written by Sam Gebara, IT Systems Administrator - Edney Ryan Group

If you are still using traditional accounting software in your business, it might be time to consider cloud accounting. With more clients using cloud accounting each year, Edney Ryan has witnessed first-hand the time and productivity efficiencies it creates for business owners, their staff, bookkeepers and accountants. The biggest problem with traditional accounting software is it limits you to one... Read more

Each year we compile current tax rates and key superannuation data in our handy quick reference guide. You can request a hard copy by phoning (02) 9908 9888, email marketing@edneyryan.com.au or view the booklet online here.