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Family Trusts Under ATO Attack: Income splitting your kids!

The two main points to come out of ATO’s (Australian Taxation Office) new income splitting ruling on family trusts are,
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Every cloud has a silver lining: How the 2022 Govt budget may impact your practice

How the 2022 Federal Budget will impact your practice This year’s Federal Budget is focused on stimulating the economy out
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Every cloud has a silver lining: How the 2022 Govt budget may impact your practice

How the 2022 Federal Budget will impact your practice   This year’s Federal Budget is focused on stimulating the economy
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Family Trusts Under ATO Attack: Income splitting your kids!

The two main points to come out of ATO’s (Australian Taxation Office) new income splitting ruling on family trusts are,
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Payroll Tax Duck Hunting Season warns AMA

This article appeared in The Medical Republic on 28th February 2022. On the 25th of February 2022, the NSW AMA
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Banking on a practice tax time bomb?

Australian Tax Office Risk: Contractor doctors or healthcare providers who allow their patient fees to be banked in their practices
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Federal Court Tax Ruling Shock: Your spouse may no longer be able to protect your family home

Federal Court Tax Ruling Shock: Your spouse may no longer be able to protect your family home This article was
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New Medical Practice Payroll Tax Ruling: How you pay your contractor doctors may affect your bottom line

New Medical Practice Payroll Tax Ruling: How you pay your contractor doctors may affect your bottom line Did you know
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Is ‘consent’ the o-ring of Medicare audit?

Is ‘consent’ the o-ring of Medicare audit? This article was first published by the Medical Republic on 27th of August
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Stay safe, stop bulk billing! A simple cure for Medicare Audit Anxiety?

Stay safe, stop bulk billing! A simple cure for Medicare Audit Anxiety? This article was first published by Health and Life on
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1st July 2021 new 2.5% Award and 10% Super pay rise or freeze?!

1st July 2021 new 2.5% Award and 10% Super pay rise or freeze?! This article was first published by the Medical
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Overtime is not a badge of honour: it is a warning sign!- Part One

Overtime is not a badge of honour: It is a warning sign! This is Part One of the article Overtime
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Want a higher “Red Book friendly” pathology rent?: How you go about it matters!

Want a higher “Red Book friendly” pathology rent?: How you go about it matters! This article was first published by
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A patient’s view: only five minutes to decide if I get COVID vaccinated?

The government is coercing patients and GPs into an unhealthy relationship by forcing GPs to reduce the time of a
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Don’t use the “C” Contractor Word! – Part Two

This is Part Two of the article “Don’t use the “C” (Contractors) Word”. I cover practical examples and key court
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Don’t use the “C” Contractor Word! – Part One

This article was first published by the Medical Republic on the 6th of April 2021. When a practice manager, doctor, or doctor
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How much is my practice worth?

This article has been published in the Medical Republic 9/3/2021 – Find article here I have been asked this question
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ATO raises the bar on income splitting and related entities

This article has been published in the Medical Republic on 9/3/2021 – Find article here Doctors and practices that use medical
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Cashing in on COVID19

This article is referenced in the Medical Republic’s article Making the COVID vaccination pay 23/2/2021 Make it safe: a sustainable and socially
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New GP vaccination items don’t add up and Patients should be free to choose even if the vaccine is not free

New GP Vaccination items don’t add up. For more information click here. Patients should be free to choose even if the
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The Medical Republic webinar: Practice success is all about the attitude

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed practice business models under a magnifying glass, and many have been found wanting. Fewer consults,
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AMA (WA) webinar: Money, medicine and protecting yourself

We are proud to be invited by the AMA (WA) to present to young doctors and Practice Owners.  The Australian
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The Medical Republic webinar: Turning the tide of the F2F patient exodus

Patients are “voting with their feet” by avoiding waiting rooms during COVID-19, but GPs don’t have to wait passively for
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The Medical Republic webinar: Practices Pass Up JobKeeper by Mistake; Bullied on Rental Income

As many as 70% of GP practices may have so far passed up government support of anywhere between $30,000 and
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Practice Collapse: ABC 7:30 Report featuring David Dahm

Coronavirus pandemic leaves hundreds of medical practices on the verge of collapse David Dahm was invited to speak on the
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Experiencing a patient exodus? Here’s how to coax them back

Patients are “voting with their feet” by avoiding waiting rooms during COVID-19, says business advisor David Dahm. But GPs don’t
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Path labs are demanding 50% rent cuts

Major pathology companies are attempting to halve their rental payments to GP practices across the country, a move that threatens
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Six vital steps to take if your practice is in COVID-19 distress

Practice management expert and accountant David Dahm has released a comprehensive and practical 101 survival guide for practice owners HERE Since
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2020 Doctors Pay Calculator now on the cloud protects practices from Employee v Contractor problems!

We are proud to announce, after many decades, the desktop Doctors Pay (Service Fee) Calculator has moved to the cloud.
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Could your business do with a cash flow boost?

The two cash flow boosts provided by the federal government to help businesses deal with the COVID-19 emergency have largely
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1st July 2020 1.75% Award pay rise or freeze?

Think carefully Did you know that on the 1st July 2020 your staff may be legally entitled up to a
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Important coronavirus updates: JobKeeper scheme and unpaid pandemic leave

There have recently been some changes to workplace laws to support employees and employers during the coronavirus pandemic. JobKeeper scheme
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Coronavirus leaves medical practices on the verge of collapse

We have a free sustainable COVID-19 plan for your practice ABC 7:30 Report national TV interview ABC 7:30 Report article
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Australian Accounting Awards 2020 National Finalist Deanna Niarhos

Deanna Niarhos from Health and Life named national finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards for Rising Star of the Year.  
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New tax shortcut for employees working from home

With many people now working from home because of COVID-19, some of the expenses your employer normally covers – such
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The Economic Stimulus Package: Instant asset write-off threshold increase explained

A key part of the government’s economic response to the coronavirus is to support business investment and cashflow by increasing
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National JobKeeper Webinar

Proudly hosted by The Medical Republic about JobKeeper Medical and Healthcare Practices – your JobKeeper questions answered! For more information click here.
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How to Globally Terminate COVID-19 and Preventable Healthcare Errors We are excited to globally launch our…..

How to Globally Terminate COVID-19 and Preventable Healthcare Errors (click here) We look forward to your support by joining us on
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5 tips to work productively remotely

In the current climate, many businesses are needing to make changes to accommodate staff working remotely. If you are able
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Practices Pass Up JobKeeper by Mistake; Bullied on Rental Income

As many as 70% of GP practices may have so far passed up government support of anywhere between $30,000 and
Read More

Family Trusts Under ATO Attack: Income splitting your kids!

The two main points to come out of ATO’s (Australian Taxation Office) new income splitting ruling on family trusts are,
Read More

Every cloud has a silver lining: How the 2022 Govt budget may impact your practice

How the 2022 Federal Budget will impact your practice This year’s Federal Budget is focused on stimulating the economy out
Read More

Every cloud has a silver lining: How the 2022 Govt budget may impact your practice

How the 2022 Federal Budget will impact your practice   This year’s Federal Budget is focused on stimulating the economy
Read More

Family Trusts Under ATO Attack: Income splitting your kids!

The two main points to come out of ATO’s (Australian Taxation Office) new income splitting ruling on family trusts are,
Read More

Payroll Tax Duck Hunting Season warns AMA

This article appeared in The Medical Republic on 28th February 2022. On the 25th of February 2022, the NSW AMA
Read More

Banking on a practice tax time bomb?

Australian Tax Office Risk: Contractor doctors or healthcare providers who allow their patient fees to be banked in their practices
Read More

Federal Court Tax Ruling Shock: Your spouse may no longer be able to protect your family home

Federal Court Tax Ruling Shock: Your spouse may no longer be able to protect your family home This article was
Read More

New Medical Practice Payroll Tax Ruling: How you pay your contractor doctors may affect your bottom line

New Medical Practice Payroll Tax Ruling: How you pay your contractor doctors may affect your bottom line Did you know
Read More

Is ‘consent’ the o-ring of Medicare audit?

Is ‘consent’ the o-ring of Medicare audit? This article was first published by the Medical Republic on 27th of August
Read More

Stay safe, stop bulk billing! A simple cure for Medicare Audit Anxiety?

Stay safe, stop bulk billing! A simple cure for Medicare Audit Anxiety? This article was first published by Health and Life on
Read More

1st July 2021 new 2.5% Award and 10% Super pay rise or freeze?!

1st July 2021 new 2.5% Award and 10% Super pay rise or freeze?! This article was first published by the Medical
Read More

Overtime is not a badge of honour: it is a warning sign!- Part One

Overtime is not a badge of honour: It is a warning sign! This is Part One of the article Overtime
Read More

Want a higher “Red Book friendly” pathology rent?: How you go about it matters!

Want a higher “Red Book friendly” pathology rent?: How you go about it matters! This article was first published by
Read More

A patient’s view: only five minutes to decide if I get COVID vaccinated?

The government is coercing patients and GPs into an unhealthy relationship by forcing GPs to reduce the time of a
Read More

Don’t use the “C” Contractor Word! – Part Two

This is Part Two of the article “Don’t use the “C” (Contractors) Word”. I cover practical examples and key court
Read More

Don’t use the “C” Contractor Word! – Part One

This article was first published by the Medical Republic on the 6th of April 2021. When a practice manager, doctor, or doctor
Read More

How much is my practice worth?

This article has been published in the Medical Republic 9/3/2021 – Find article here I have been asked this question
Read More

ATO raises the bar on income splitting and related entities

This article has been published in the Medical Republic on 9/3/2021 – Find article here Doctors and practices that use medical
Read More

Cashing in on COVID19

This article is referenced in the Medical Republic’s article Making the COVID vaccination pay 23/2/2021 Make it safe: a sustainable and socially
Read More

New GP vaccination items don’t add up and Patients should be free to choose even if the vaccine is not free

New GP Vaccination items don’t add up. For more information click here. Patients should be free to choose even if the
Read More

The Medical Republic webinar: Practice success is all about the attitude

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed practice business models under a magnifying glass, and many have been found wanting. Fewer consults,
Read More

AMA (WA) webinar: Money, medicine and protecting yourself

We are proud to be invited by the AMA (WA) to present to young doctors and Practice Owners.  The Australian
Read More

The Medical Republic webinar: Turning the tide of the F2F patient exodus

Patients are “voting with their feet” by avoiding waiting rooms during COVID-19, but GPs don’t have to wait passively for
Read More

The Medical Republic webinar: Practices Pass Up JobKeeper by Mistake; Bullied on Rental Income

As many as 70% of GP practices may have so far passed up government support of anywhere between $30,000 and
Read More

Practice Collapse: ABC 7:30 Report featuring David Dahm

Coronavirus pandemic leaves hundreds of medical practices on the verge of collapse David Dahm was invited to speak on the
Read More

Experiencing a patient exodus? Here’s how to coax them back

Patients are “voting with their feet” by avoiding waiting rooms during COVID-19, says business advisor David Dahm. But GPs don’t
Read More

Path labs are demanding 50% rent cuts

Major pathology companies are attempting to halve their rental payments to GP practices across the country, a move that threatens
Read More

Six vital steps to take if your practice is in COVID-19 distress

Practice management expert and accountant David Dahm has released a comprehensive and practical 101 survival guide for practice owners HERE Since
Read More

2020 Doctors Pay Calculator now on the cloud protects practices from Employee v Contractor problems!

We are proud to announce, after many decades, the desktop Doctors Pay (Service Fee) Calculator has moved to the cloud.
Read More

Could your business do with a cash flow boost?

The two cash flow boosts provided by the federal government to help businesses deal with the COVID-19 emergency have largely
Read More

1st July 2020 1.75% Award pay rise or freeze?

Think carefully Did you know that on the 1st July 2020 your staff may be legally entitled up to a
Read More

Important coronavirus updates: JobKeeper scheme and unpaid pandemic leave

There have recently been some changes to workplace laws to support employees and employers during the coronavirus pandemic. JobKeeper scheme
Read More

Coronavirus leaves medical practices on the verge of collapse

We have a free sustainable COVID-19 plan for your practice ABC 7:30 Report national TV interview ABC 7:30 Report article
Read More

Australian Accounting Awards 2020 National Finalist Deanna Niarhos

Deanna Niarhos from Health and Life named national finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards for Rising Star of the Year.  
Read More

New tax shortcut for employees working from home

With many people now working from home because of COVID-19, some of the expenses your employer normally covers – such
Read More

The Economic Stimulus Package: Instant asset write-off threshold increase explained

A key part of the government’s economic response to the coronavirus is to support business investment and cashflow by increasing
Read More

National JobKeeper Webinar

Proudly hosted by The Medical Republic about JobKeeper Medical and Healthcare Practices – your JobKeeper questions answered! For more information click here.
Read More

How to Globally Terminate COVID-19 and Preventable Healthcare Errors We are excited to globally launch our…..

How to Globally Terminate COVID-19 and Preventable Healthcare Errors (click here) We look forward to your support by joining us on
Read More

5 tips to work productively remotely

In the current climate, many businesses are needing to make changes to accommodate staff working remotely. If you are able
Read More

Practices Pass Up JobKeeper by Mistake; Bullied on Rental Income

As many as 70% of GP practices may have so far passed up government support of anywhere between $30,000 and
Read More

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About me: David Dahm BA (Acc.), CA., FCPA, CTA, FFin, CPM, FAAPM, FAIM, FGLF.

Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent, Former AGPAL Surveyor 10 years of service

David Dahm is CEO and founder of the national medical and healthcare chartered accounting firm Health and Life and global Founder and CEO of the not for profit project the International Healthcare Standards and Ethics Board (www.ihseb.org)

After a serious work related car accident in 1989, and nine operations later I continue to be a patient and provider advocate. I enter my third decade as a national Chartered Accountant for Medical and Healthcare practices in Australia. I am a former 10-year Australian General Practice Accreditation surveyor. I come from a medico family. I have served on the AAPM national Board and was the inaugural national Chair of the Certified Practice Manager CPM post nominal. I continue to provide accounting tax and practice management advice to many practices all over Australia.

You know who you are and I thank you for this real honour and privilege to serve you and your community through you. Note, I am not a lawyer please seek appropriate legal and accounting advice. This information is for general information and discussion only.