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THE INCOME TAX
S1, 55 Murray Street
S2, 19 Shannon Street
NEW 8522 2811
S2, 40 Murray Street
100 Phillip Highway
WHY USE ITP?
ITP is a one-stop shop for
all your tax needs
GET EVERYTHING BACK
YOU ARE OWED
We don't want to toot our own horns, but
we will toot the horns of our staff! ITP tax-
perts are so good at their jobs and know
so much about their subject matter that
they can, with no shadow of a doubt, get
you every cent back you are entitled to.
WE ARE QUICK AND EFFICIENT
Not only are we Black Caviar at processing tax returns, we are
extremely affordable as well. We have all the advantages of using
an accountant, but are much more cost-effective and simply have
quicker turn-around time.
PERMANENT, YEAR ROUND STAFF - NOT JUST
CONTRACTORS FOR THE TAX SEASON
Unlike some of the other big tax providers, we are in for the long haul,
we are here for you 24/7/365. We aren't just going to abandon you
once the tax season is over.
Pointing you in the right direction
As Chartered Accountants we o er:
• Taxation preparation, advice and planning for all entities
• Accounting services, including advice on computer accounting packages and
• Audit services for companies, societies, councils, hospitals, superannuation
funds and other incorporated bodies'
• Financial planning, business and management services, including
superannuation fund planning and administration
• Investment advice, retirement planning, redundancy planning,
government bene ts
• Estate planning, will and power of attorney preparation
At Pointons our philosophy is simple; we aim to extend a service
both to your business and personal interest where we can provide
complete accounting and nancial planning guidance.
We are based in Gawler; however,
we can also provide city appointments on request.
O ce hours: Monday to Friday -- 9am to 5pm
Phone: 8523 0133 | Email: email@example.com
BY putting all of your bank
accounts and other income-
producing investments in the
name of the spouse on the
lower-income tax bracket, you
can save dollars at tax time.
Interest on savings accounts, fixed
interest and government bonds are
taxed at the same marginal rate as
With joint accounts, the tax office
splits the interest earned and applies
the tax rate of each individual
partner to their share.
The partner on the highest tax
bracket pays the most tax on their
interest, but you can do something
Income splitting is very attractive
in a family where there is one
primary income earner because
the other spouse can earn up to
$18,200 tax free.
See your bank manager to get the
But remember, after they are
transferred, the accounts are legally
owned by the spouse named, so
make sure the marriage is sound.
Split your income and save dollars
LODGING a tax return for the first time can
be intimidating, so the Australian Taxation
Office has released some helpful tips for
You may already have your hands on your group
certificate, but the taxation office recommends
waiting until next month to actually lodge your tax
By August, businesses, including banks and your
employers, will have time to pass on your details to
the ATO, which will make verifying your identity
It also means some information can be pre-filled
on your online form -- and who does not love less
The taxation office recommends lodging your
form online, with two free services -- MyTax and E-
tax -- available for simple and complex tax returns.
If you run into a problem, volunteers are at hand.
The ATO offers a free service, Tax Help
volunteers, for those earning $50,000 or less
with "straightforward tax affairs" until the end of
This service is suitable for a range of groups,
including non-English speakers, students, seniors,
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well
as people with a disability.
Remember to review all your information before
lodging a tax return.
To learn your eligibility for assistance, visit ato.
Lodging tax for rst-timers
Tax professionals ready to help
IF you are seeking an
accounting firm with
experience in the processing
and lodgement of all types of
tax returns, then the Income
Tax Professionals are your
ITP's Allan Thurmer said
whilst the business is primarily
known for fast and efficient
lodgement of individual tax
returns, its expertise also flows
to the small business sector
that involves business returns
and advice to sole traders,
partnerships, trusts and
"I am the new area manager
for ITP in the Barossa and
Gawler regions and I bring
a wealth of experience over
30 years that includes small
business, primary production
(specialising in vineyards
and broadacre farming)," Mr
"The business was run with
great success by the late Rosina
Hage and I will be endeavouring
to uphold the excellent service
that she provided to the local
The staff at ITP are very
experienced and will extract
every allowable deduction so you
receive the best refund to which
you are entitled.
The work-related deductions
available to the taxpayer are
extensive and include motor
education and other job-related
expenses, such as mobile phones
and tools, just to name a few.
Your tax consultant can
explore and explain the type of
deductions you are entitled to
and also claim the appropriate
expenses specific to your industry.
"Our friendly and efficient
staff at the Income Tax
Professionals look forward to
assisting you with the lodgement
of your tax return with a cost-
effective price and quick turn
around time for your refund,"
Mr Thurmer said.
Late-night appointments are
"With offices at Gawler,
Elizabeth, Nuriootpa and
Birdwood, we look forward
to assisting you with all your
Black & White Business Support Services
Work smarter -- not harder
Need help tidying up your accounts?
Taking your business to the next level?
Call Leigh at Black & White Business Support Services
on 0406 941 387.
Local business helping local businesses in the
Barossa and Adelaide Hills.
Need a bookkeeper at competitive rates in the local
area? Call Black & White Business Support Services.
Need assistance with setting up your IT? Call Black &
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procedure manuals? We've got it covered:
Pick what you need and we've got it covered
Competitive hourly or contractual rates available.
Call Leigh at Black & White Business Support Services
to help you today on 0406 941 387
Work Health Safety
Producing SWMS or JSAs
Writing and Implementing
Procedures and Manuals
Up-to-date Taxation Expertise
Wages and Payroll
Over 19 years Experience
in small to multimillion-dollar
Corporate Law and
was run with great
success by the late
Rosina Hage and I
will be endeavouring
to uphold the excellent
service that she
provided to the local
ITP Gawler's Sharon Harris talks a client through their tax return.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
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