Posts Tagged ‘ATO’
In case you’ve missed it – the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be retiring the AUSKey service on 27 March 2020, with a view to replacing it with myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). This means if you’re currently using AUSKey to access the Business Portal, and you’re yet to sign up for MyGovID, youread 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
With tax time coming up very soon, many of us will be looking towards our tax returns and working out what we can claim for this financial year. A very common area people claim deductions in is car travel and other vehicle-related expenses. While there are many options available for things to claim, the Australianread more
Do you own a rental property? Off the back of finding that the vast majority of rental property owners are making mistakes on their tax returns, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now scrutinising related deductions closer than ever. This has led to the announcement of increased audit activity, in order to ensure ongoing complianceread more
Unannounced visitors might be a bit of an inconvenience so some, but for businesses there’s no guest less welcome than the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). While the ATO tends to keep workplace visits to a minimum, and target those that they know are doing the wrong thing, new benchmarking data for small businesses means theyread more
Now that Parliament has passed legislation to extend the operation of Single Touch Payroll (STP), making it mandatory for all businesses (including micro employers, 1-4 employees) from 1 July 2019, there is no longer any doubt that every Australian business needs to be ready. From your accounting software to organising your employees’ information, there areread more
When you’re running a small business, you want to make sure you’re making your money work as hard as you do. This often extends to legally minimising your tax where you can, and there are plenty of ways to do so – even from day one. Here are a few you can look for: Start-upread more
The next federal election is just around the corner, and if the opinion polls are anything to go by, it seems as if we’ll have a Labor government in power by May. With that in mind, let’s have a look at Labor’s proposed amendments to superannuation laws in the upcoming financial year. Non-concessional (after-tax) contributionsread more
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