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Start date – losses incurred in 2019/20. Election first available when lodging 2020/21 tax return.   The Government has announced that the tax law will be amended to allow corporate tax entities with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion to elect to carry-back tax losses from the 2019–20, 2020–21, or 2021–22 income years...
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The JobKeeper Payment scheme is a temporary subsidy for businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible employers, sole traders and other entities can apply to receive $1,500 per eligible employee per fortnight from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months. A jobkeeper fortnight is defined as the fortnight beginning on the 30th of...
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Changes to land tax and stamp duty are in effect, however the laws are slightly different for each state. These taxes are primarily targeted towards foreign purchasers and foreign owners, but if you have a property in a discretionary trust or wish to buy a property in an existing trust then these surcharges may affect...
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On 5th July 2019 the changes to individual tax rates had received Royal Assent as Act No.52 of 2019. The 2019 Act gives effect to three-stages of personal tax cuts which was announced in the 2019-20 Federal Budget. Please click this link to continue reading If you have any questions about these changes please call...
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You may be aware that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has issued letters to nearly 18,000 SMSF trustees as part of a campaign to ensure trustees are aware of their investment obligations. Of key concern is ensuring that trustees have considered diversification and liquidity of their assets when formulating and executing their fund’s investment strategy....
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Most people will agree that a Will is an important part of Estate Planning, but it is not a set and forget type of document. There are many things to consider including changes in personal circumstances, finances, family additions and breakdowns. Our lives are constantly changing and so are the needs and requirements of a...
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Businesses can no longer claim deductions for payments to workers (employees or contractors) if they have not met their pay as you go (PAYG) withholding obligations. This applies to income tax returns lodged for the 2020 income year onwards. If the PAYG withholding rules require you to withhold an amount from a payment you make...
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Small Business Instant Asset Write-off Changes Increase in the immediate asset write-off: The budget has announced that from 2 April 2019- 30 June 2020 the threshold of $20,000 asset small business write-off will increase to $30,000. The threshold may potentially reduce to the original threshold of $1,000 from 1 July 2020, however the threshold has...
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The Labor Party is proposing a ban on some dividend imputation refunds if it win the 2019 federal election. The dividend imputation scheme was first introduced in 1987. The logic is that Australian company profits that are distributed as dividends should not be taxed twice (first at the corporate level and second at the shareholder...
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One of the biggest changes for businesses and their payroll systems is coming soon (1 July 2019) – Single Touch Payroll (STP). Whilst employers with 20 or more employees have been required to report from 1 July 2018, from 1 July 2019 all employers will be required to report wages paid to their employee. As...
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