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August 2019 Newsletter

Tax cuts become law
Low and middle income tax offset also now law
ATO "puts the brakes" on dodgy car claims
Private health insurance statements now optional
FBT and taxi travel
ATO rates and thresholds


July 2019 Newsletter

‘Cash in hand’ payments to workers no longer tax deductible
Uber drivers not employees
Making a Division 293 election
ATO targeting false laundry claims
Lifestyle assets data matching program
Tax time tips for small business
Fixing incorrectly issued excess NCCs determinations
Car parking threshold for 2020 FBT year
Trustee obligations on the ATO's radar: TFN reports


June 2019 Newsletter

Single Touch Payroll Update
Employees and payment summaries
Cryptocurrency data matching program
Tax office to double audits of 'dodgy' rental deductions
Paying super to backpackers
New rules for immediate write-offs



May 2019 Newsletter

Federal Election called!
2019/20 Budget Update
New industries entering the taxable payments reporting system
Scammers impersonate ATO phone numbers
FBT issues on the ATO's radar
FBT: Record-keeping exemption threshold
FBT: Benchmark interest rate


April 2019 Newsletter

Continued focus on the cash economy
Common errors with new GST withholding rules
Latest ATO benchmarks released
ATO warning regarding annual leave loading and OTE
Taxpayer living in serviced apartments overseas not a resident
Mostly vacant property still an 'active' asset


March 2019 Newsletter

Changes to the small business instant asset write-off
Tax scammer alert!
Non-compliant payments to workers
What’s new for Australian business


January/February 2019 Newsletter

Division 293 assessments
Claims for home office expenses increased
MYEFO report
Taxation of income for an individual’s fame or image


December 2018 Newsletter

Company loans to shareholders under review
ATO to send text messages if bank account details incorrect
ATO contact regarding business cars and Fringe Benefits Tax ('FBT')
External collection agencies to enforce ATO lodgment obligations
ATO data matching and share transactions
Improvements to employee share schemes announced
ATO guidance regarding 'downsizer contributions'


November 2018 Newsletter

Fast-tracking tax cuts for small and medium businesses
Proposed expansion of STP to smaller employers
Expansion of the TPRS
Ban on electronic sales suppression tools
Scammers impersonating tax agents


October 2018 Newsletter

Increased scrutiny of home office claims
More help for drought-affected farmers
Increase in Private Health Insurance excesses
Legislation to combat illegal phoenix activity


September 2018 Newsletter

SG Amnesty still pending
The Company Tax Rate Saga
Division 7A benchmark interest rate for 2019
Black economy recommendations will impact day-to-day business
Removing tax deductions for PAYG failure
Further expansion of the taxable payments reporting system (‘TPRS’)
Crowdfunding donations to help drought-affected farmers


August 2018 Newsletter

Further company tax cuts deferred (for now . . .)
ATO guide to the 5 most common Tax Time mistakes
Single Touch Payroll Update
Cents per Km Deduction Rate for Car Expenses from 1 July 2018
Suburban scammers pushing illegal early access to super
Transacting with cryptocurrency

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