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Tax on shares

ATO extends data matching program The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is utilising data provided by the Australian Investments and Security Commission (ASIC) to data match share trades. The ATO is accessing more than 500 million records detailing price, quantity and time of individual trades dating back to 2014. The information complements information that the ATO…

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ATO online rental blitz

190,000 taxpayers ‘examined’ in ATO online rental blitz The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced a new data-matching program targeting taxpayers earning income from the exploding popularity of short-term rentals available on platforms like AirBNB and Stayz. Utilising information from online platform sharing sites matched to information from financial institutions, the ATO is targeting 190,000…

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New era of payroll reporting has started

Successful start for Single Touch Payroll Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting is off to a successful start, with around 40,000 employers already sending tax and superannuation information from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. The STP transition year for employers with 20 or more employees started on 1 July, delivering on the commitment to streamline reporting obligations and…

Ten tax myths

Tax myths busted! With tax season underway, the ATO has identified the top 10 tax myths and misunderstandings it says are causing incorrect claims. Helping Australians get their returns right Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson says unreliable tax advice is leaving taxpayers exposed. Top of the list is the myth that everyone is entitled to claim a…