The Government has resurrected Superannuation Guarantee (SG) amnesty giving employers that have fallen behind with their SG obligations the ability to “self-correct.” This time, however, the incentive of the amnesty is strengthened by harsh penalties for those that fail to take action.
The ATO’s recently released interpretation of the tax treatment of capital gains distributed by an Australian discretionary trust to non-resident beneficiaries will have a significant negative impact for some.
Read why the investment strategies of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) are under scrutiny with the ATO contacting 17,700 trustees about a lack of asset diversity.
There needs to be a relationship between the money you make and the deductions you claim. Here are a few common problem areas.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely tipped to reduce interest rates again to historic lows. Economist Emmanuel Calligeris explores the impact.
The ATO has again flagged that underreporting of foreign income is an issue, but this time the gloves are off.
New figures give visibility to tax compliance issues within small business sector and indicate where ATO expects resources to be focussed now and in the future. Read our 4 tips to make your business ATO-proof.
Ridesharing and the FBT taxi travel exemption When an employee uses a taxi service for travel to or from work or if the employee is sick, it is generally exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) under the FBT taxi travel exemption. The question is, what about Uber and other ridesharing services, do they also qualify for…
Why the Government does not want your business accepting cash payments of $10,000 or more From 1 January 2020, the Government intends to restrict the value of cash payments a business makes or accepts to amounts under $10,000. Ignoring the limit will become a criminal offence with penalties of up to 2 years in prison…
‘Proof of life’ certificates required for overseas pensioners One of the stranger pieces of legislation to be introduced into Parliament last month is an attempt to ensure that overseas welfare recipients over the age of 80 are in fact, alive. There are approximately 96,000 people permanently living overseas who currently receive an Australian social security…