Uber loses GST battle with ATO: ordered to pay GST

Feb 23rd, 2017

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Uber BV v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCA 110  The Federal Court has held that services provided by an Uber driver providing uberX services constituted a supply of “taxi travel” within the meaning of s 144-5(1) of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth) (GST Act). The Uber driver was therefore…

How does refinancing your mortgage work?

Jan 31st, 2017

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Simply trade in your old mortgage for a new one!  Applying to refinance and/or consolidate your home loan is very much the same process as applying for your initial mortgage. To help jog your memory, an outline of the process is; Contact your home loan consultant and explain what your needs are. Your consultant will…

Huge fines for renting out home

Jan 24th, 2017

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Those of you using AirBnB and renting out a few rooms when you’re away from home, on a holiday perhaps, need to start documenting and making sure you’re not running a business. Here is a little snippet of what has happened to another Australian couple who have been renting out a room while, they’ve been…


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