• 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 […]
17 November 2020
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ATO Extends JobKeeper Monthly Declaration After System Downtime

Despite the business monthly declaration for October JobKeeper payments due on 14 November, the ATO had scheduled its system maintenance for online services for agents over the weekend, effectively affecting access over both days. As such, the ATO has now confirmed it will continue to accept and process late declarations. […]
17 November 2020
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ATO Flags Key Early Access to Super Dates

In an online update, the ATO said that ATO offices will generally be closed from midday of 24 December 2020 to the start of business on 4 January 2021. The last fund files prior to Christmas will be sent on 24 December 2020 – this will include all approvals up […]
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 […]
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