Not Meeting Your ATO Arrangements Makes it Difficult to Borrow the Funds You Need Have you entered into an arrangement with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)? Were you unable to pay your tax debt on time and have opted for a pay-by-instalment plan? Have you missed a payment? Unfortunately, ATO arrangements, if not met, can…

At the beginning of each financial year, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announces a Tax Ruling. This outlines any changes made to the effective lives of assets – typically plant, equipment, and commercial property assets. This year, however, in tax ruling (TR) 2019/5, the ATO detailed several changes to residential property assets. These changes are…

ASIC has updated its annual review fee and late payment fees. These changes have been effective since 1 July 2019. It’s worth taking a closer look at these updates, so you’re not stung with higher-than-expected fees when the time comes to pay. Let’s get started. The ASIC’s annual review To ensure your company remains registered,…

The Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) gives the ATO valuable information about payments made to contractors for providing services. The ATO uses these reports to identify and follow-up with contractors that haven’t met their tax obligations. Do I need to lodge a TPAR? A whole variety of businesses and entities are required to lodge a…

Claiming deductions for personal super contributions Have you made personal super contributions in the last financial year? You may be eligible to claim a tax deduction. In this article, we’ll discuss your eligibility to claim tax deductions, as well as how to make a claim. Let’s jump right into it. What kind of superannuation contributions…

The ATO’s stance on the sharing economy The sharing economy includes any economic activity that takes place via a digital platform (a website or app, for example) where people offer products or services for a fee. Some common sharing economy activities include the following:             Short-term accommodation rentals like Airbnb…

The ATO has these common compliance errors on its radar According to Revenue NSW, eight out of 10 audits conducted last financial year contained payroll tax shortfalls. This government organisation recently contacted the team here at Pherrus detailing the most common compliance errors identified in their audits. We thought we’d pass this information on to…

Federal Court Upholds Tax Credit, Despite Non Reporting of PAYG Withheld Amounts It is commonly understood that all PAYG amounts classed as “withheld” from the salary or wages of a taxpayer, must be reported to the ATO. This is a standard element of tax compliance, and is something that the vast majority of Australian tax…

Taxable Payments Draft Law: The New Reporting Obligations You Need to Know About If you run a business in Australia, you will already be familiar with the legal requirement to report on taxable payments. Details regarding these payments must be submitted to the ATO so that taxes can be calculated accordingly, ensuring that your business…

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a method of submitting tax and other payroll information to the government directly from your software system every time you pay your employees. When STP comes into effect If you are an employer with at least 20 employees, you should already be reporting through STP. The only exception is if…

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