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Business Tax News June 2018

Small and medium sized businesses received a bit of attention from the Government in this year’s 2018-19 Budget. Making it all the way to number 2 on the Government’s priority list of ‘must-do’s’, the Government stressed that it must “keep backing business to invest and create more jobs, especially small and medium sized businesses”. With [...]

Federal Budget 2018

The Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down his third Federal Budget on Tuesday 8 May 2018. With an upcoming election, this year’s Budget contains a few apparent sweeteners to woo voters. But what does this actually mean for us? How does this affect the pockets of 24 million or so Australians who pay taxes in [...]

Individual Tax News April 2018

A bit confused about Bitcoin? What is it and what does tax have to do with it? Here, we share a few key facts and the tax consequences that may arise if you are thinking about investing (or have already invested) in Bitcoin.  Note! Any reference to Bitcoin in this article refers to cryptocurrency, or [...]

Business News February 2018

The small business write-off threshold of $20,000 has been extended to 30 June 2018 and is available to all small businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $10 million. After 30 June this year, the threshold will reduce to $1,000. If you have upcoming business expenses, now might be a good time to do [...]

Business News 2017

There are some key changes and new measures you need to be aware of when preparing your clients' tax returns this tax time. These include: Working holiday makers tax rate Norfolk Island tax Tax relief for New Zealand special visa holders Foreign resident capital gains withholding Reportable fringe benefits Business services wage assessment tool payments [...]

Individual Tax News 2017

There are some key changes and new measures you need to be aware of when preparing your clients' tax returns this tax time. The ATO is paying attention to people who are over-claiming work-related expenses.  To get your deductions right, you need to satisfy the following rules: you must have spent the money and were [...]

End of Financial Year 2016

The end of the financial year is coming and it’s time to start thinking about your 2016 Income Tax Return. Now is a good time to start reviewing certain assets and liabilities owned by your business and consider if there is anything you should do prior to 30 June 2016 rolling around. Is there any [...]

Individual News – April 2016

As the current FBT year ends on 31 March 2016 and a new one begins on 1 April 2016, there are a number of upcoming changes to salary packaged meal and other entertainment benefits that employees need to be aware of, including: i)    Changes for employees From 1 April 2016, there are changes to the [...]

The 2016-17 Federal Budget

The 2016-17 Federal Budget was handed down on 3 May 2016. The intention of this Budget is to set out an economic plan to ensure Australia successfully transitions from the mining boom to a stronger, more diversified economy. The economic plan, which involves changes to superannuation, a Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan and further tax [...]

Business Bulletin – November

On 26 August 2015 the Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No 3) Act 2015 received Royal Assent. The Act makes amendments in the following areas: tax discount for unincorporated small businesses; immediate deductibility for small business start-up expenses; fringe benefits tax exemption for portable electronic devices for small businesses. A previous edition of TaxWise [...]