Tax & Accounting

July 2024 News

ATO JULY NEWS   Tips for ATO's 'main residence exemption" The main residence exemption needs to be considered in a variety of situations when a taxpayer sells a property they have lived in.  The ATO hopes that the following tips will help in this regard: Taxpayers should consider if they have started earning income from [...]

By |2024-07-09T19:18:49+10:00July 9th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Business Advice, Featured, Financial Advice, Tax & Accounting|

Key employer lodgement dates 2024-25

The commencement of the new financial year highlights the importance of preparing for upcoming lodgement deadlines. To assist you, we have outlined key dates for various obligations to your employees and the ATO for the next year. *This list is not comprehensive, and additional lodgements may be necessary depending on your specific circumstances or industry. [...]

April News

Super contribution caps to rise A key update for those contributing to super: The contribution caps for super contributions will increase starting the 2025 income year. The concessional contribution cap will increase from $27,500 to $30,000. This 'CC' cap is broadly applicable to employer super guarantee contributions, personal deductible contributions and salary sacrificed contributions. The [...]

February News

ATO NEWS Government announces changes to proposed 'Stage 3' tax cuts The Federal Government has announced tweaks to the 'Stage 3' tax cuts that will apply from 1 July 2024. The proposed changes are: reduce the 19% tax rate to 16%; reduce the 32.5% tax rate to 30% for incomes between $45,000 and a new [...]

Christmas parties & gifts: FBT & Tax implications

Many employers will be planning to reward employees with a celebratory party or event this December/January.  However, there are important issues to consider, including the possible FBT and income tax implications of providing 'entertainment' (including Christmas parties) to employees and clients. FBT and 'entertainment' Under the FBT Act, employers must choose how they calculate their [...]

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