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…

As an approach to passive income that’s gathered popularity in recent years, car sharing applications are used throughout Australia. Recently, the ATO has begun cracking down on those who are generating significant income through their use. If you’re partial to profiting from car sharing, you may want to learn more about your tax obligations. How…

Parliament just made significant decisions concerning their tax reduction plan. The uncertainty surrounding the Government’s tax rate reduction scheme has finally lifted. While many companies will enjoy the lowering of the tax rate to 25 percent, a significant number of businesses will still have to pay 30 percent. As with all tax reform initiatives, the…

In a significant month for businesses, the tax world saw some interesting changes during August 2018. With an overview of what they were, you can determine how they impact your day-to-day transactions. Income tax residency rules In the past, those who moved away from Australia for work wouldn’t be subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)…

Back in November 2017, the federal government announced changes to tax depreciation legislation. They announced these new changes along with the federal budget on 9 May of this year, and investors across the country are still scratching their heads in confusion and worrying about the potential impact on their future tax returns. Let us break…

Special Pherrus Federal Budget 2018-19 Review The federal budget has been outlined for 2018-19. This year’s Budget highlights a mix of some 37 measures. What are the need to knows? Here are the Big Ones –       Personal Income Tax Relief – there will be an immediate offset for low to middle income earners. Further relief…

Starting from the 1st July 2018, the changes to GST exemption mean that all online goods bought from overseas will now carry a 10% goods and services tax. The previous rules meant that all goods worth less than $1,000 were exempt from the GST, but that is no longer the case. Goods becoming more expensive…

Chris Jordan, Australia’s Tax Commissioner, has warned that the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is about to crack down on people claiming work-related expenses. Jordan stated that a recent check into work-related expenses has uncovered a large number of wrongful claims. He also warned that 100% of the claims that were taken before the Administrative Appeals…

The Turnbull government has flagged personal income tax cuts as part of this year’s budget. Back in November, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had declared as part of his pre-election speech that any tax cuts would be aimed at the low and middle classes. Now, with the budget submission released in late February, Turnbull seems to…

As the end of fiscal year (EOFY) approaches for most companies in Australia, it’s time to make sure you’re not missing out on any opportunities to reduce your business tax obligations. While you should make sure to conduct a thorough review of all your financials, these additional tips can help you find specific ways to manage your tax concerns before…

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