GST Issues For Buy-Now, Pay-Later Providers

GST Issues For Buy-Now, Pay-Later Providers

Image Source: Inside Small Business Specific guidance on the GST implications for buy-now, pay-later providers has been published on the ATO legal database. The key issue in this area is determining the nature of the supplies made by these businesses and the impact...
Four Priorities for the ATO this FY2022 Tax Time

Four Priorities for the ATO this FY2022 Tax Time

Image Source: abc.net In the middle of May, the ATO announced that there will be four focus areas on their radar during Tax Time 2022 – record-keeping, work-related expenses, rental property income and deductions, and capital gains from crypto assets.  It is reminding...
Six Super Strategies for 30 June 2022

Six Super Strategies for 30 June 2022

Image Source: Macquarie Bank With the end of financial year (EOFY) fast approaching, now is a great time to boost your superannuation savings and potentially save on tax. Below are six superannuation strategies to consider before 30 June 2022. 1. Use the carry forward...
What’s Changing on 1 July 2022?

What’s Changing on 1 July 2022?

A series of reforms and changes will commence on 1 July 2022. Here’s what is coming up: For business Superannuation guarantee increase to 10.5% The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate will rise from 10% to 10.5% on 1 July 2022 and will continue to increase by 0.5% each...
‘Don’t Rock The Boat’ Budget 2022-23

‘Don’t Rock The Boat’ Budget 2022-23

This is a safe, ballot box-friendly Budget as expected with a focus on jobs, cost of living, homeownership, and health. Key initiatives in this ‘Don’t Rock the Boat’ Budget for 2022-23 include: A 6 month, 50% reduction in fuel excise with effect from midnight Budget...
Trusts and Trust Distributions

Trusts and Trust Distributions

Late last month, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released a package of new guidance material that directly targets how trusts distribute income. Many family groups will pay higher taxes (now and potentially retrospectively) as a result of the ATO’s more...
Covid Related Payments & Test Kits

Covid Related Payments & Test Kits

The rules for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, the payment accessible to those who have lost work because they have had to self-isolate with COVID-19, or are caring for someone who contracted it, changed on 18 January 2022.  The new rules change the definition of...
Cash Injection for Struggling Businesses

Cash Injection for Struggling Businesses

Businesses struggling with the Omicron wave of the pandemic have been offered new grants and support in NSW, SA and WA. New South Wales The NSW Small Business Support package provides eligible employing businesses with a lump sum payment of 20% of weekly payroll, up...
Professional Services Firm Profits Guidance Finalised

Professional Services Firm Profits Guidance Finalised

The Australian Taxation Office’s finalised position on the allocation of profits from professional firms starts on 1 July 2022. The ATO’s guidance uses a series of factors to determine the level of risk associated with profits generated by a professional services firm...
Year of the Tiger: Roaring or Bellowing?

Year of the Tiger: Roaring or Bellowing?

The 2022 Luna New Year, Year of the Tiger, is about courage and bravery. It is a year to drive out evil and one of momentum and change. The message; walk boldly with courage. And it seems the Reserve Bank Governor is aligned with this sentiment. The Tiger economy At a...