June 2022 Newsletter


ATO priorities this tax time The ATO has announced four key areas that it will be focusing on for Tax Time 2022: Record-keeping. Work-related expenses. Rental property income and deductions. Capital gains from crypto assets, property, and shares. Before claiming income tax deductions for their expenses, taxpayers must ensure: they spent the money themselves and [...]

June 2022 Newsletter2022-06-15T12:12:36+10:00

May 2022 Newsletter


No reduction in the Private Health Insurance rebate as of 1 April 2022 An event that we have become accustomed to every 1 April, is that the amount of the Private Health Insurance (‘PHI’) rebate decreases. The Australian Government rebate on PHI is annually indexed on 1 April by a Rebate Adjustment Factor (‘RAF’) representing [...]

May 2022 Newsletter2022-06-15T12:14:12+10:00

March 2022 Newsletter


Tax deductibility of COVID-19 test expenses After much speculation, the Government announced that COVID-19 tests, including Polymerase Chain Reaction (‘PCR’) and Rapid Antigen Tests (‘RATs’), will be both: tax-deductible; and exempt from FBT; broadly where they are purchased for work-related purposes. This will require the introduction of new specific legislation (i.e., to clarify that work-related [...]

March 2022 Newsletter2022-03-11T15:34:15+11:00

January/February 2022 Newsletter


ATO support for businesses in difficult times The ATO has reminded taxpayers that it has a range of support available for small businesses experiencing difficult situations, such as natural disasters, mental health challenges or financial hardship. Depending on the business taxpayer’s circumstances, the ATO may be able to:     give the business extra time [...]

January/February 2022 Newsletter2022-02-09T16:18:08+11:00

December 2021 Newsletter


Super is now following new employees The ATO is reminding employers that, as of 1 November 2021, there is an extra step they may need to take to comply with the choice of super fund rules. If a new employee does not choose a super fund, most employers will need to request the employee's 'stapled [...]

December 2021 Newsletter2021-12-06T15:45:25+11:00

November 2021 Newsletter


Preparing for the new Director ID regime As part of its Digital Business Plan, the Government announced the full implementation of the 'Modernising Business Registers' program. This included recently enacted legislation introducing the new director identification number ('director ID') regime. The director ID is a unique identifier that a director will need to apply for [...]

November 2021 Newsletter2021-11-01T14:20:15+11:00

October 2021 Newsletter


Extra super step when hiring new employees Employers may soon need to do something extra when a new employee starts to work for them.  Currently, if a new employee does not choose their own fund, their employer can pay contributions for them to a default fund. From 1 November 2021, if a new employee does not [...]

October 2021 Newsletter2021-10-11T15:51:50+11:00

September 2021 Newsletter


Extending administrative relief for companies to use technology The Government has passed legislation renewing the temporary relief that allows companies to use technology to meet regulatory requirements under the Corporations Act 2001. These temporary relief measures will allow companies to hold virtual meetings and use electronic communications to send meeting-materials and execute documents until 31 [...]

September 2021 Newsletter2021-09-15T10:43:02+10:00

August 2021 Newsletter


Reminder of superannuation caps indexation for 2022 From 1 July 2021, the superannuation contributions caps have been indexed for the 2022 income year. The new concessional contributions cap for the 2022 financial year is now $27,500 (increased from $25,000). The new non-concessional (i.e., non-deductible) contributions cap for the 2022 financial year is now $110,000 or [...]

August 2021 Newsletter2021-08-04T11:35:59+10:00

July 2021 Newsletter


Super guarantee contribution due date for June 2021 quarter The due date for employers to make super guarantee contributions for their employees for the June 2021 quarter is 28 July 2021. Note that the super guarantee rate in relation to salary and wages paid on or before 30 June 2021 is 9.5%, but the super [...]

July 2021 Newsletter2021-07-07T16:06:43+10:00
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