For years, many Australians, particularly those operating businesses, have used family trust structures as a wealth creation vehicle. The ATO has previously put trust distributions and their tax treatment under the microscope but have now refocused their attention to Section 100A ‘Reimbursement Agreements’. This could significantly impact on the overall tax position of any familyread more
It may feel like 1 July was only the other week, but wouldn’t you just know it – we’re just about at the end of October. With that, it’s worth the reminder that 31 October is the deadline for lodging your tax return if you are planning on doing so yourself. This means you haveread more
Blockchain technology is by no means a new concept, but its recent explosion in the mainstream consciousness (particularly around DeFi, NFTs and the price of Bitcoin) makes it worthy of further consideration – especially from a cryptocurrency tax and compliance point of view. The scope of blockchain-based activity is incredibly complex – it’s not asread more
When someone passes away, a wide range of financial considerations can arise. From funeral expenses and insurance policies to the tax implications around inherited assets, the associated complexities are most unwelcome at what is already a particularly stressful time. In this article, we’ll be focusing on that last example - particularly how Main Residence Capitalread more
Given everything that’s happened in 2020, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting a couple of things here and there. One thing you won’t want to miss, especially if you have outstanding Superannuation Guarantee (SG) obligations, is the ATO’s Amnesty, which ends on the 7th September 2020. Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty: The Details The SG Amnesty has featuredread more
Have you applied for COVID-19 stimulus payments for your business? Have you received the JobKeeper payment as an employee? Taken advantage of the Early Release of Super scheme? There are plenty of compliance-related considerations this tax season! After an unusual and challenging second half of the 2019/20 financial year, we’re certainly not out of theread more
As we’ve outlined in a previous article, the government’s Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Amnesty was initially introduced in 2018. The SG amnesty has now been resurrected, and employers are once again being afforded the opportunity to rectify SG issues. So - what should you do if you think you have outstanding contributions owing? The SG Amnestyread more
In the constantly shifting landscape of Australian legislation and tax reforms, it can be tricky to keep up – even if you’re living here. But what if you move overseas? Aussie expats who sell their former family home are generally entitled to some or all of the Main Residence Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemptions onread more
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