• investment-advise
    Where Should You Invest When Interest Rates Are So Low?
    Source: NestEgg With the cash rate close to zero, this will have big implications for how you should invest your money to generate the best return. So, what are the options and which asset classes will best enable you to build wealth? Cash  Australians have put $100 billion in the […]
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    How Australians are Taking Advantage of Income Tax Cuts
    Source: Accountants Daily Colonial First State (CFS) has surveyed 2,000 Australians to determine their tax-saving intentions following changes to personal income tax announced in the budget on 6 October. As part of the measures to personal income tax, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg declared tax cuts worth nearly $30 billion would be made […]
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    ATO Extends JobKeeper Deadlines Ahead of Christmas, New Year
    Source: Accountants Daily Completion of the December business monthly declaration, for employers to be reimbursed for payments between 23 November 2020 and 3 January 2021, has also been extended from the usual 14th of each month to 28 January 2021. To account for the New Year weekend, the Tax Office will also […]
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    JobMaker Hiring Credits: What We Know So Far
    We’ve had quite a few questions about the JobMaker hiring credit announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The legislation enabling the JobMaker scheme has not passed Parliament as yet and until this occurs, the JobMaker rules are not certain and may change. More details should be available soon and we’ll […]
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    Refunds for Tax Losses
    If your company has made a loss, you may be able to claim a tax refund for tax previously paid on profits.  In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced that businesses with turnover under $5bn* will be able to offset any losses made between 2019-20 and 2021-22 against previously […]
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    Tax Deductions for Investing in Your Business
    Stimulating investment is high on the Government’s agenda. To encourage spending, the 2020-21 Budget introduced a measure that allows businesses with turnover under $5bn* to immediately deduct the cost of new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing assets in the first year of use. This means that […]
24 November 2020
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Refunds for Tax Losses

If your company has made a loss, you may be able to claim a tax refund for tax previously paid on profits.  In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced that businesses with turnover under $5bn* will be able to offset any losses made between 2019-20 and 2021-22 against previously […]
10 November 2020
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ATO Data Reveals Tax Avoidance Red Flags

Source: Accountants Daily The ATO has released its first annual report on Common Reporting Standard (CRS) statistics, which contains information on Australian financial accounts held by foreign tax residents as at 31 December 2018. Under the CRS, banks and other financial institutions pass on financial account information on non-residents to the […]
10 November 2020
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NSW Announces Payroll Tax Relief for New Jobs

Source: Accountants Daily NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian believes the Jobs Plus Program will create or support up to 25,000 jobs to 30 June 2022 by incentivising companies to relocate their head offices to NSW or expand their jobs footprint in the state. A key feature of the program will see […]
22 October 2020
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ATO Urged to Rethink Tax Ruling Overhaul

Source: Accountants Daily Over the next month, the ATO is expected to make a decision on whether it will retire 16 occupational and industry-specific taxation rulings that have been around since 1995 to 1998. These include Taxation Ruling TR 95/8 to TR 95/22, and TR 98/6 and TR 98/14. The […]
21 October 2020
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ATO Reveals First-Ever Total Tax Gap of $31bn

Source: Accountants Daily The tax gap estimates for all 15 income and transactional-based taxes currently stand at 6.9 per cent or $31.2 billion for the 2017–18 year, an amount that the Tax Office expected to collect if every taxpayer was fully compliant with the law. Total tax collections for the […]
19 October 2020
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Tax Cuts Set to Flow ‘Within a Few Days or Weeks’

Source: Accountants Daily With the Morrison government’s stage 2 income tax cuts sailing through Parliament last week, the ATO now anticipates that it will be able to publish updated tax withholding schedules over the next few days. Despite the tax cuts being backdated to 1 July this year, the Tax […]
19 October 2020
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Businesses Given a Month to Implement Updated ATO Tax Tables

The Tax Office has now updated its withholding schedules and tax tables to reflect the new personal income tax thresholds that were passed by Parliament last week. The changes will apply to payments made on and from 13 October this year, with employers now given until mid-November to implement the adjustments. “As […]
12 October 2020
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Tax Cuts Set to Flow ‘Within a Few Days or Weeks

Source: Accountants Daily With the Morrison government’s stage 2 income tax cuts sailing through Parliament last week, the ATO now anticipates that it will be able to publish updated tax withholding schedules over the next few days. Despite the tax cuts being backdated to 1 July this year, the Tax […]
8 October 2020
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Business Measures Announced

Source: Banks Group Business measures announced Increased access to Small Business Entity tax concessions In the Federal Budget, the Government confirmed that the turnover threshold for an entity to qualify as a Small Business Entity will be increased from $10M to $50M and that businesses with turnover of between $10M […]
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