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September 2019

September 2019 Newsletter‘Cash in hand’ payments to workers no longer tax deductibleThe ATO has reminded employers that any ‘cash in hand’ payments made to workers from 1 July 2019 will not be tax deductible.‘Cash in hand’ refers to cash payments to employees that do not comply...

SME Newsletter

June 2019

SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL UPDATEThe ATO has reminded employers that legislation has been passed to extend Single Touch Payroll ('STP') to include all employers from 1 July 2019.This will be a gradual start, and not all employers will start reporting at the same time.Most software providers are...

Resources to help understand and Implement Single Touch Payroll (STP)

March 2019

Parliament has passed legislation to extend STP reporting to all employers from 1 July 2019Single Touch Payroll (STP) changes the way employers report their employees' tax and super information to us.  Employers with 20 or more employeesSTP reporting started gradually on 1 July 2018 for...

Tax & Super Newsletter

February 2019

ATO Data Matching: Share Transactions The ATO has extended its data matching program, this time focusing on share data.The latest data matching protocol will see the ATO continue to receive share data from ASIC, including details of the price, quantity and time of individual trades dating back...

Tax & Super Newsletter

November 2018

Nov 2018 Newsletter WHAT THE TAXMAN IS THINKING New ATO rulings and ATO’s focus this coming tax return season NEW RULINGSEFFECTIVE LIFE OF DEPRECIATING ASSETSA new effective life Ruling applying from 1 July 2018 has been issued – TR 2018/4. If you are not a Small Business taxpayer, and...

Tax & Super Newsletter

October 2018

THE HOME FRONT USING YOUR HOME TO PRODUCE INCOME WHILE STILL LIVING IN ITThe full exemption from capital gains tax is lost if you:use any part of the residence to produce income during all or part of the period you owned it, and would be allowed a deduction for interest had you incurred...


September 2018

STANDARD DEDUCTIONSA pervasive myth about eligible tax deductions is that everyone is entitled to claim a "standard deduction" of $150 for laundry, 5,000 kilometres for cars or $300 for work-related expenses.These deductions are available and can be legitimate, but they must arise from expenses...


August 2018

MYOB set to scrap accounting desktop productMYOB will be discontinuing support services for one of its original accounting desktop products next year.AccountRight Classic, which has been in the market for about 20 years and is one of MYOB’s original desktop products, won’t be updated beyond...

Tax & Super Newsletter

August 2018

You can’t claim that: Top 10 tax traps Everyone has tax advice, but some advice, like that given by shop assistants, probably should be taken with a grain of salt. For starters, there’s no such thing as a “standard deduction”, the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) assistant commissioner Kath...

Tax & Super Newsletter

May 2018

NEW SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE ENFORCEMENT LEGISLATIONThe government has introduced a new bill that makes a number of changes pertaining to superannuation guarantee employer obligations and single touch payroll.According to ATO estimates, there is purportedly $2.85 billion in unpaid superannuation...

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