Personal Tax Return Tips

Data-Matching Program: Services Australia Benefits And Entitlements

By Warren Kruger / December 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

| | | The ATO has advised it will acquire Medicare Exemption Statement (‘MES’) data relating to approximately 100,000 individuals from Services Australia for the 2021 financial year through to the 2023 financial year inclusively, and compare it with claims made by taxpayers on their tax returns. DO YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS MEDICARE DATA? […]

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Backpacker Tax May Not Apply To Some Backpackers

By Warren Kruger / December 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

| | | The High Court has held that the ‘working holiday maker tax’ (also known as the ‘backpackers tax’) did not apply to a taxpayer on a working holiday visa from the United Kingdom who was also an Australian tax resident, due to the application of the Double Tax Agreement between Australia and the […]

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Government Payments Data-Matching Program

By Warren Kruger / November 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

| | | The ATO’s government data matching for payments will acquire government payments data from government entities who administer government programs for 2017/18 to 2022/23 financial years. The data items include: service provider identification details (names, addresses, phone numbers, email, dates of birth, service type, ABN, ACN); and payment details (service provider ID, name […]

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Paid Parental Leave Changes Support Parents In Lockdown

By Warren Kruger / October 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

| | | The Paid Parental Leave (‘PPL’) scheme has been amended to enable expectant parents whose work has been affected by COVID-19 lockdowns to access Parental Leave Pay or Dad and Partner Pay under the scheme. Many people who would otherwise have qualified for PPL, may no longer meet the ‘work test’ condition to […]

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Travel Allowances And ‘LAFHAS’

By Warren Kruger / September 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has released a Ruling explaining: when an employee can deduct accommodation and food and drink expenses when travelling on work; the FBT implications, including the application of the ‘otherwise deductible rule’, where an employee is reimbursed for accommodation and food and drink expenses, or where the employer provides or […]

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Labor Commits To Income Tax Cuts And Certainty On Negative Gearing

By Warren Kruger / September 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ALP has formally announced that, if elected to Government, they will deliver “the same legislated tax relief . . . as the Morrison Government”. This means they have committed to upholding the legislated changes to personal income taxes and will also maintain the existing regimes for negative gearing and capital […]

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