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Data-Matching Program: Services Australia Benefits And Entitlements

By Warren Kruger | December 22, 2021

| | | 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? […]

Backpacker Tax May Not Apply To Some Backpackers

By Warren Kruger | December 19, 2021

| | | 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 […]

Managing Business Cash Flow

By Warren Kruger | December 17, 2021

| | | The ATO has issued a reminder to businesses that paying regular attention to their record-keeping and reporting tasks will help them better manage their cash flow and allow them to plan for the future. The best way to make sure a business has enough cash available to meet its tax and other […]

ABN Intent To Cancel Program

By Warren Kruger | December 7, 2021

| | | The ATO is reviewing Australian business numbers (‘ABNs’) to identify potentially inactive ABNs for cancellation, and it has introduced a new automated process to allow taxpayers (or their tax agents) to confirm if their ABN is still required via a secure voice response system. An ABN may be selected if the taxpayer […]

Super Is Now Following New Employees

By Warren Kruger | December 2, 2021

| | | The ATO is reminding employers that, as of 1 November 2021, there is an extra step they may need to take to comply with the choice of super fund rules. If a new employee does not choose a super fund, most employers will need to request the employee’s ‘stapled super fund’ details […]

Varying PAYG Instalments Due To COVID-19

By Warren Kruger | November 30, 2021

| | | Varying PAYG instalments throughout the year is now an option for taxpayers if they think they will pay too much, compared with their estimated tax for the year. To assist taxpayers who continue to be affected by COVID-19, the ATO has stated that it will not apply penalties or interest on varied […]

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What’s New For Taxpayers

By Warren Kruger | August 19, 2015

Before you complete your tax return for 2015, there are some changes you should be aware of in case they affect you. Mature age worker tax offset You can no longer claim the Mature age worker tax offset (MAWTO) in your tax return. Previously, to be eligible for the offset you needed to be an […]

Travel between home and work and between workplaces

By Warren Kruger | September 2, 2015

While trips between home and work are generally considered private travel, you can claim deductions in some circumstances, as well as for some travel between two workplaces. If your travel was partly private and partly for work, you can only claim for the part related to your work.   What you can claim You can […]

Investment Property – Claiming Repairs and Maintenance Expenses

By Warren Kruger | September 9, 2015

Can you claim the cost of repairs you make before you rent out the property? You cannot claim the cost of repairing defects, damage or deterioration that existed when you obtained the property, even if you carried out these repairs to make the property suitable for renting. This is because these expenses relate to the […]

Gifts and donations

By Warren Kruger | November 4, 2015

You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that have the status of deductible gift recipients (DGRs).   Deductions for gifts are claimed by the person that makes the gift (the donor).   For you to claim a tax deduction for a gift, it must meet four conditions: The gift […]

Capital gains tax checklist

By Warren Kruger | November 11, 2015

  The following questions will help you to identify possible capital gains tax (CGT) obligations. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, CGT may apply. Some questions are intended to highlight the possibility of a capital gain or loss arising in the current year, others to alert you to the possibility of a […]

Tax on Super Contributions

By Warren Kruger | December 16, 2015

The tax you pay on your super contributions generally depends on whether the contributions were made before or after you paid income tax, you exceed the super contributions cap or you are a very high-income earner. Before-tax super contributions The super contributions you make before tax (concessional) are taxed at 15%. Types of before-tax contributions […]

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