The JobKeeper scheme is the most significant measure to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis – even if it is going to cost a lot less than initially thought. Although we told you about the scheme in the Special April Edition of the Business TaxWise, there have been a few changes and clarifications – so [...]
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This edition of TaxWise is dominated by the Federal government and ATO measures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The main tax and super measures are: enhancing the instant asset write-off; an accelerated depreciation rate; boosting cash flow for employers; early release of super; and reducing the minimum drawdown amounts. Other measures include: stimulus [...]
The main tax measures are: enhancing the instant asset write-off; an accelerated depreciation rate; and boosting cash flow for employers. Other measures include relief for financially stressed businesses and a guarantee of lending to SMEs. We will look at these measures in more detail but contact your tax agent if you have any questions. [...]
On 17 October 2019, Second Commissioner, Andrew Mills, addressed the Tax Institute’s 2019 Tasmanian State Convention outlining what the ATO is doing to help support small businesses manage their competing demands. Some initiatives include: a new program of work at the ATO called ‘Better as usual’ – an ATO-wide initiative to continually provide a better [...]
It’s Tax Time again! It’s that time of year again – time to pull out all your tax records and do your tax return. This edition of TaxWise outlines some tax changes for 2018-19 that should be considered by individuals when they are preparing their tax returns for 2018-19. There are also some tax tips [...]
It’s Tax Time again! This edition of TaxWise outlines some tax changes for 2018-19 that should be considered by small businesses when preparing tax returns for 2018-19. There are also some tax tips and lodgment dates that businesses may find helpful when preparing returns. Focus areas that the ATO will be looking at have also [...]
The Federal Election has come and gone. The Coalition has won and will be the next Federal Government. The Coalition will have a majority of seats in the House of Representatives in their own right but not the Senate. This may make the passing of their tax and other proposals into law difficult. Here we [...]
On 2 November 2018, the Deputy Commissioner of Small Business, Deborah Jenkins, delivered a keynote address at a conference run by a national accounting body outlining the main tax issues the ATO is seeing in small businesses. These are: claiming private expenses through the business; how to attribute business and private use to an asset; [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]