Top up support payments are available for businesses and individuals if you are impacted by the Victorian lockdowns. The Victorian Government announced the new cash grants available, declared on 15 July 2021.
The individuals who participate in the share economy such as Uber, Deliveroo & Airbnb will no longer be able to escape their tax obligations as the government determines the implementation of a legislation for a new compulsory reporting regime.
Businesses have been given extra time to submit their Single Touch Payroll finalisation declaration this year as the ATO acknowledges the continuing impacts of COVID-19.
Employers who deliver training to employees who are to be made redundant will now be exempt from fringe benefits tax after the legislation passed through Parliament.
As the ATO data matching program ramps up, Australians who have invested in cryptocurrency will no longer be able to conceal their transactions from the ATO to avoid paying tax.
Australia has had its fair share of disasters over the last few years – drought, bushfires and floods – that have ramped up the volume of insurance claims. Most people would assume that if and when they need to claim on their insurance, the insurance payout covers the damage and is not income assessed for tax purposes – but this is not always the case.
If you worked from home during lockdown and spent money on work related items that were not reimbursed by your employer, you might be able to claim some of these expenses as a deduction – but not everything you purchase can be claimed.
The potential increase in members from four to six a in self-managed fund has led to many to consider about whether it is worthwhile to have children as members of the parents’ or ‘family’ SMSF. The options are: should the kids join the fund, have their own, or go elsewhere to an industry or retail fund.
On 1 July 2021, both the concessional and non-concessional superannuation contribution limits, also known as ‘super contribution caps’, will rise.
This is good news because this is the first time these limits have changed since 1 July 2017, when the concessional contributions cap was reduced to $25,000 pa for the 2017/2018 financial year and onwards.