Blog

Practice Update – June 2021

Cryptocurrency under the microscope this tax time The ATO is concerned that many taxpayers believe their cryptocurrency gains are tax-free, or only taxable when the holdings are cashed back into Australian dollars. ATO data analysis shows a dramatic increase in trading since the beginning of 2020, and has estimated that there are over 600,000 taxpayers … Read more

Practice Update – May 2021

Government proposal to modernise business communications The Government has committed to modernising certain laws so that they are ‘technology neutral’, to enable easier communication between businesses, individuals and regulators. The first phase of legislative reform will focus on key areas raised by stakeholders which are implementation-ready (ideally by the end of 2021), including:  expanding the … Read more

Practice Update – March 2021

Changes to STP reporting concessions from 1 July 2021 Small employers (19 or fewer employees) are currently exempt from reporting ‘closely held’ payees through Single Touch Payroll (‘STP’).  Also, a quarterly STP reporting option applies to micro employers (four or fewer employees).  These concessions will end on 30 June 2021. The STP reporting changes that … Read more

Practice Update – January/February 2021

New measures applying from 1 January 2021 The Government has provided an update of a number of new measures which came into effect from 1 January 2021, including (among others): The most significant changes to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years, which are intended to reduce costs, cut red tape and help more small businesses … Read more

Practice Update – Dec 2020

Improvements to be made to full expensing measure The government will expand eligibility for the temporary ‘full expensing measure’, which temporarily allows certain businesses to deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable assets in the year they are first used or installed. Editor:  The government initially announced in the 2020/21 Budget that businesses with a … Read more

Tax Tips and Key Changes – Business 2020

New rules follow the government’s economic response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Cash Flow Boost If you as an employer received a cash flow boost under the boosting cash flow for employers measure, the amount is tax free (non-assessable non-exempt income) and you are entitled to a deduction for the PAYG withholding paid. From 12 March … Read more

Tax Tips and Key Changes – Individuals 2020

tax tips

Do you know the tax deductions and offsets for which you might be eligible this financial year? The following tips may help you to legitimately reduce your tax liability in your 2019-20 return. With so much information being pre-filled into your tax return this year, it’s best to wait until all the data is finalised … Read more

Rules For Claiming Work Related Deductions

As tax time approaches the ATO is encouraging people to check which work related expenses they are entitled to and understand what records they need to keep. A tax deduction is allowable if you can show that an expense was: actually incurred meets the deductibility tests, and satisfies the substantiation rules. Generally speaking if you … Read more