• insurance policy
    Am I Taxed on An Insurance Payout?
    Australia has had its fair share of disasters over the last few years – drought, bushfires and floods – that have ramped up the volume of insurance claims. Most people would assume that if and when they need to claim on their insurance, the insurance payout covers the damage and […]
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    What Changes on 1 July 2021?
    Super guarantee rate increase to 10% On 1 July 2021, the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate will rise from 9.5% to 10% – the first rise since 2014. It will then steadily increase each year until it reaches 12% on 1 July 2025. The 0.5% increase does not mean that everyone […]
  • Superannuation
    Super Guarantee Rate Rising 1 July
    On 1 July 2021, the super guarantee rate will rise from 9.5% to 10%. If you have employees, you will need to ensure your payroll and accounting systems are updated to incorporate the increase to the super rate. If you need help to work out how much super you need to […]
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    Is It Time for Australia to Rethink Skilled Migration?
    Source: NestEgg When borders reopen, Australia has a chance to reshape its migrant policy, with an opportunity to target younger, more skilled workers, a think tank has revealed. Australia is not attracting the right migrants, instead it should focus on simplifying the process, taking in younger skilled workers, and paying them […]
  • Fringe Benefit Tax
    FBT Exemption, LMITO Tax Bill Introduced Into Parliament
    Source: Accountants Daily Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021 was introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday and contains two tax measures included in the Morrison government’s 2021–22 federal budget.  The first of them is the government’s FBT exemption, which will provide employers with a way […]
  • cryptocurrency
    ATO Sheds Light on Crypto Compliance Focus
    Source: Accoutants Daily Speaking at a tax-time tips seminar on Thursday, ATO assistant commissioner Adam O’Grady warned tax agents and taxpayers that his office will be closely watching all capital events related to cryptocurrency come tax time.  “It is really important for all capital assets; we will be looking to […]
16 June 2021
insurance policy

Am I Taxed on An Insurance Payout?

Australia has had its fair share of disasters over the last few years – drought, bushfires and floods – that have ramped up the volume of insurance claims. Most people would assume that if and when they need to claim on their insurance, the insurance payout covers the damage and […]
31 May 2021
Fringe Benefit Tax

FBT Exemption, LMITO Tax Bill Introduced Into Parliament

Source: Accountants Daily Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021 was introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday and contains two tax measures included in the Morrison government’s 2021–22 federal budget.  The first of them is the government’s FBT exemption, which will provide employers with a way […]
27 May 2021
cryptocurrency

ATO Sheds Light on Crypto Compliance Focus

Source: Accoutants Daily Speaking at a tax-time tips seminar on Thursday, ATO assistant commissioner Adam O’Grady warned tax agents and taxpayers that his office will be closely watching all capital events related to cryptocurrency come tax time.  “It is really important for all capital assets; we will be looking to […]
18 May 2021
ATO tax tables

ATO Offers Lodgement Deadline Support

The Tax Office on Friday announced that tax practitioners still affected by the impacts of COVID-19 can now request for help through a dedicated phone line linked to the tax agent lodgement program fast key code. “I have been so proud of the way the tax profession has stepped up […]
11 May 2021
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ATO Touts New Account Viewing

In an update from the ATO, it outlined that it had made a number of improvements for tax professionals to “make it easier” to view clients’ accounts in online services for agents. The changes detailed in the update include the development of a single system for activity statements and franking […]
11 May 2021
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ATO Signals Crackdown on 4 Ineligible Work-From-Home Claims

The ATO on Thursday urged all taxpayers to be aware that, while the temporary shortcut method will remain available to those claiming work-from-home deductions this year, personal and occupancy expenses, among others, cannot be claimed through any method. Personal expenses like coffee, tea and toilet paper — while may be made […]
4 May 2021
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Taxpayers Urged to Keep Work-From-Home Records

Although Australia has fared well throughout COVID, our working patterns have changed in step with the rest of the world, as expected,” said David Tomasi, chairman of Moore Australia. “It is important that Australians are aware of their entitlements under the ‘new normal’.” While tax agents should be advising their […]
4 May 2021
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ATO to Review ‘thousands’ of JobKeeper, Cash Flow Boost Denials

The ATO has now committed to automatically reviewing decisions where it denied businesses access to JobKeeper and the cash flow boost based on its erroneous interpretation of its discretion to grant further time for a business to hold an ABN or provide notice to the commissioner of assessable income or […]
26 April 2021
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FBT, CGT Exemption Draft Legislation Surfaces

FBT for retraining and reskilling The measure will provide employers with an exemption from FBT if they provide training or education to a redundant, or soon-to-be redundant, employee for the purpose of assisting that employee to gain new employment. The exemption will not extend to retraining provided under a salary […]
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