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LEGALLY SAVE TAX – Part 2 – Super Strategies to save you CASH!

Fixed Fee Accounting

Save on Tax this year with this Super Strategy! MAXIMISE DEDUCTIBLE SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS The concessional superannuation cap for this financial year is $27,500 for people of all. From 1 July 2021, the general concessional contributions cap is $27,500 for all individuals regardless of age. Do not go over this limit or you will pay more … Read more

Cryptocurrency Guidance

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ATO’s additional guidance on cryptocurrency Crypto is an ever-changing world of investing and innovation, and it feels like these updates will be never-ending. Buying, selling, holding, minting or mining you’re going to need to understand that when you dispose of something it needs to be accounted for and treated for tax in your tax return. … Read more

Are Your Contractors Really Employees?

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Two landmark cases before the High Court highlight the problem of identifying whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for tax and superannuation purposes. Many business owners assume that if they hire independent contractors they will not be responsible for PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee, payroll tax and workers compensation obligations. However, each set … Read more

Immediate Deductions Extended

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Temporary full expensing enables your business to fully expense the cost of: new depreciable assets improvements to existing eligible assets, and second hand assets in the first year of use. Introduced in the 2020-21 Budget and now extended until 30 June 2023, this measure enables an asset’s cost to be fully deductible upfront rather than … Read more

The ATO’s Attack on Trusts and Trust Distributions

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  Late last month, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released a package of new guidance material that directly targets how trusts distribute income. Many family groups will pay higher taxes (now and potentially retrospectively) as a result of the ATO’s more aggressive approach. Family trust beneficiaries at risk The tax legislation contains an integrity rule, … Read more

Have a family trust?

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We understand a Trust has been an amazing business structure and tax-saving vehicle over the years and many clients have them. They offer many barriers for risk protection and opportunities to reduce the amount of tax to be paid. It’s always a chance the ATO and government may look at a business structure that has … Read more

$1bn support package for struggling NSW small businesses

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Acknowledging the difficulty that business operators have faced, the NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced a package of measures to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 over January and February 2022. Releasing the package, the NSW Treasurer said, “household balance sheets are strong at the moment, when we get out of this wave, we expect … Read more

FBT Year is almost over…

FBT can be a stress

FBT updates and problem areas Is your business at risk of a nasty Fringe Benefits Tax surprise? We’ve outlined the ATO’s ‘red flags’ for employers and employees. RAT Tests There could be consquences in regards to RAT’s as they may fall under $300 this year, but maybe not next year. Businesses should prepare for  the … Read more