Author: Ken Burk

Tax

60,000 Tip-Offs Helping The ATO To Find Tax Cheats

The ATO thinks the number of tip-offs will reach around 70,000 for the full financial year.

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Small Business, Tax

High Wealth Business Owners To Be Targeted By ATO in 2019

The tax office have identified that a large number of Australian high wealth individuals are not adhering to their tax responsibilities.

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Small Business, Tax

Crucial Tax Information For The New Financial Year

The tax office have made a few crucial notes for small businesses and taxpayers before they lodge their tax return.

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Small Business

Can I Claim An Input Tax Credit?

They are credits which can be claimed for the amount of GST included in the price of goods that you buy for use in your business.

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Small Business

Extension & Increase To The Instant Asset Write-Off For Small Businesses

Assets will need to be used or installed ready for use from Budget night until by 30 June 2020 to qualify for the higher threshold.

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Community, Tax

myGov Is More Pain Than Gain For Accountants

myGov has become a target for criticism as certain faults are creating significant pain for tax and BAS agents, and, in turn, their clients.

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Tax

Warning For Tax On Overseas Income

Do you earn income overseas? A recent case highlights why you might pay more tax than you thought on foreign income. 

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Tax

Changes To Tax-Free Component For Redundancy And Early Retirement Scheme Payments

Starting from 1 July 2019, all individuals younger than 66 will be able to receive the tax-free component for redundancy and early retirement scheme payments.

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Small Business Tax, Tax

No Tax Deductions If You Don’t Meet Your Tax Obligations

New laws passed by parliament last month directly target the behaviour of taxpayers that don’t meet their obligations. If taxpayers do not meet their PAYG withholding tax obligations, from 1 July 2019 they will not be able to claim a tax deduction for payments.

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Small Business Tax

Contractor Or Employee? Defining Workers In The Gig Economy

If you engage contractors, it is essential to get the facts of the relationship right. Business owners need to take a proactive approach to reviewing arrangements to ensure that the business is not exposed to material liabilities.

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Small Business Tax

Small Businesses Encouraged To Start Single Touch Payroll Early

The tax office will soon begin sending letters and notifications to small businesses, encouraging them to begin early use of Single Touch Payroll (STP).

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Tax

Working From Home: What Deductions Can You Claim?

For a while now, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been concerned about tax deductions individuals have been claiming for a whole host of expenses. The latest on their ‘hit list’ are home office expenses. 

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