JobKeeper extension’s alternative turnover tests
The extension of the JobKeeper scheme is now based on current GST turnover, not projected turnover. The basic test compares year-on year turnover. If there were events or circumstances outside the usual business settings that resulted in your relevant comparison period in 2019 (September or December 2019 quarter) not being appropriate, then an alternative test may apply.
The investment option that can hide unexpected GST
New residential property is a popular investment for many, and can be especially so for self-managed superannuation funds, however the ATO is concerned that not every investor in residential property is fully aware that it is an option that may bring with it unexpected GST obligations.
What the “full expensing” write-off deduction means for business
The Federal Budget measure of allowing businesses to fully write-off eligible assets is a boon to Australian businesses, even though the measure is temporary.
Lodgement Rates and Thresholds 2020/21 Budget Changes
Please find for your reference a link to comprehensive tax rates and thresholds, updated to reflect changes announced in the 2020/21 Federal Budget.
Road to recovery - Budget 2020 - 21
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SMSF regulations to allow six members under new legislation
A bill has been introduced into Parliament that partially implements a measure to allow an increase in the maximum number of allowable members in self-managed superannuation funds and small APRA funds from four to six.
Fears of Div 7A danger from COVID-relaxed loan repayments unfounded
The ATO has clarified its position regarding loans, and the repayments of loans that may have been put on hold for the period that COVID-19 has a grip on the economy and our lives.
New data matching programs initiated by the Federal Government
Over the first quarter of this financial year, the government has initiated two new data matching programs, using data that the ATO holds.
JobKeeper rules, conditions and payment rates have changed
Legislation has been put in place to extend the JobKeeper scheme beyond its original sunset date, although the rates of payment and certain other details have been altered.
Where you stand with vehicles and the boosted instant asset write off
The extension of the instant asset write-off from $30,000 to $150,000 until 31 December 2020
COVID-19 and trust liquidity issues
The ATO has highlighted the fact that due to COVID-19, a trustee may experience liquidity issues that may affect a trust’s ability to satisfy a beneficiary’s entitlement. This may happen where financial institutions impose restrictions that affect the way a trustee can deal with its assets.
COVID-19 payments and some issues for companies and trusts
With many having received cash flow boost and JobKeeper payments, there can arise some unique issues where these amounts are received within a trust or company.
Claiming a deduction for transport expenses when carrying bulky equipment
As a general rule, expenses relating to travel between home and work (and vice versa) are non-deductible. A number of exceptions to this principle exist, including for situations that require bulky equipment be transported to and from work.
Rental property: Tax approach adjusts for COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed property owners, and tenants in many cases, in unfamiliar territory.
Has your super fund got you covered for insurance?
Has your super fund got you covered for insurance? With COVID-19, maybe not.
The JobKeeper scheme gets an update, plus an extension
The JobKeeper payment, which was originally due to end after 27 September, will now continue to be available to eligible businesses (including the self-employed) until 28 March 2021.
$100k offered to businesses solving environmental challenges.
The Australian government has just announced its latest funding round for small and medium-sized businesses to develop innovative solutions that can solve national environmental challenges