What to Expect from the New Government

Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister and a Government formed. We look at what we know so far about the policies of the new Government in an environment with plenty of problems and no easy fixes. The Economy The Government has stated that its economic priority is, “creating jobs, boosting…

Tax Time Targets

 The ATO has flagged four priority areas this tax season where people are making mistakes. With tax season almost upon us the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed its four areas of focus this tax season. Record-keeping Work-related expenses Rental property income and deductions, and Capital gains from crypto assets, property, and shares. In general,…
Don’t double dip your deductions this tax time

Don’t Double Dip Your Deductions this Tax Time

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding people not to make the mistake of double dipping their deductions in their tax return this year. Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh explained “Around 8.4 million Australians claimed nearly $19.8 billion in work-related expenses in 2021. That’s a lot of deductions so we want to make sure you get it right…
ATO sent letters to directors who are potentially in breach of their obligations to ensure that the company they represent has met its PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee charge, or GST obligations.

ATO ramps up heat on directors

Throughout March, the ATO sent letters to directors who are potentially in breach of their obligations to ensure that the company they represent has met its PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee charge, or GST obligations. These letters are a warning shot and should not be ignored. The director penalty regime ensures that directors are personally liable…
Fuel tax credit changes

Fuel Tax Credit Changes

The Government temporarily halved the excise and excise equivalent customs duty rates for petrol, diesel and all other petroleum-based products (except aviation fuels) for 6 months from 30 March 2022 until 28 September 2022. This has caused a reduction in fuel tax credit rates. During this 6 month period, businesses using fuel in heavy vehicles…
The 120% deduction for skills training and technology costs

The 120% deduction for skills training and technology costs

It’s a great headline isn’t it? Spend $100 and get a $120 tax deduction. Days after the Federal Budget announcement that businesses will be able to claim a 120% deduction for expenditure on training and technology costs, we started receiving marketing emails encouraging us to spend now to access the deduction.  But, there are a…
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