What to expect post-election

Budget 2019-20: The pre-election announcements that are now law The Federal Budget announced a series of measures, some of which were legislated before the election was called. There are no guarantees, however, that any policies or announcements not already legislated will come to fruition – that will depend on the Senate composition determining what policies…

Budget Superannuation Summary

Superannuation Superannuation ‘work test’ watered down & age limit for spouse contributions increased Date of effect 1 July 2020   As previously announced, from 1 July 2020, Australians aged 65 and 66 will be able to make voluntary superannuation contributions (concessional $25,000 p.a. and non-concessional $100,000 p.a.) without meeting the Work Test. Currently, voluntary contributions…

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ATO cryptocurrency guidelines

Cryptocurrency guidelines updated The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has updated their guidelines on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies, following community consultation in 2018. The updated guidelines help you learn more about the tax implications of cryptocurrency, including the practical issues of exchanging one cryptocurrency for another and associated record-keeping requirements. If you have purchased, traded…

17 commonly overlooked ATO tax deductions

To keep a healthy bottom line, businesses need to be smarter and sharper every financial year. It’s a good time to discuss ATO tax deductions – especially those deductions often missed. 1. Prepay expenses With tax deductions, every little bit counts. Prepaying your expenses can attract a tax deduction that is commonly overlooked. You can…