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Debate heats up around $10k cash ban bill
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There’s still time to move to Single Touch Payroll (STP)
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Real Time World Population Growth - Wow!!
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ATO audits continue to target Lifestyle assets
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Property deduction errors down to ‘lack of understanding’: ATO
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Data can be great stuff! - Australia
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GST refunds for returned imported goods
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14k employers, $230m in super: Financial Services Minister defends proposed SG amnesty
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Bushfires 2019–20 (ATO)
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Accounting profession responds to bushfire crisis
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Helping your business survive a natural disaster - ATO
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Single Touch Payroll (STP) – now ensure super is paid on time.
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Beware of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) impersonation scams
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Australia by the Numbers
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‘Visible, valued and owned’: ATO outlines super priorities for new year
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Introductory Rates & Interest Free Periods
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Our Advent calendar for 2019
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Tax Office sounds warning on 8 types of super schemes
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Don’t forget sharing economy income
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Impress your friends with your knowledge!!
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Salary sacrificing and the superannuation guarantee
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Why so much super “stuff” this year?
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Reverse Mortgage?
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How the gig economy could create hidden tax issues for contractors and employers
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15,000 tip-offs as ATO black economy hotline rings hot
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What happens when interest rates hit the floor?
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Quarter 4 October - December 2014
Quarter 2 of, 2015 archive
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SMSFs may be missing out on allowable deductions
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Change to Early Access Rules
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Capital Gains Tax – which year?
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Checklist for Employers Year-end
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Year-end Tax Planning – Small Business
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Year-end Tax Planning – Trusts
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Reminders and Tax Strategies for SMSFs pre-year end
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Year-end Tax Planning – Individuals
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Tips and traps for acquiring SMSF assets from related parties
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Overtime Payments May Eliminate Claims for Unfair Dismissal
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ACCC issues scam warning
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SME Dispute Resolution
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Land Tax – Victoria
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R&D incentives at risk
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ATO adds ‘hot issue’ to its SMSF target list
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Additional Super Contributions Not Appropriate for all
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Issues arising from an underpaid pension
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Salary and Superannuation after the death of an employee
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IPA calls for zero pc tax rate
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Australian Government - Budget 2015
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Budget 2015 - some professional opinions
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Looming end to SMSF Borrowings?
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ATO warns SMSFs on franking credits scheme
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Lump Sum Payments - Employer Reporting
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Small business tax cuts 'not enough', says IPA
Year-end Tax Planning – Individuals

 

A checklist of a few items to examine further, before year-end.

             

  • Are there some small transactions that collectively might help either reduce your income to a lower tax bracket or reduce the adjusted taxable income to enable access to offsets or liability to surcharges?
  • Ensuring personal superannuation contributions are received and cleared by 30th June.  
  • Are there any capital gains that might be reduced by converting an unrealised capital loss into a realised capital loss?
  • Are there any expenses that may be paid shortly that can be paid prior to year end?  Repairs to a rental property are a typical example.
  • Donations paid in June have slightly better tax impact than donations paid in July and remember philanthropic arrangements are akin to deciding how your taxes are spent.
  • Do you have any Higher Education Loan Programme or similar debts that could be reduced with a discount, rather than a compulsory deduction on the tax return?
  • Remember the business loss rules now include $250,000 “drop dead” test.  Whilst you might pass all the other tests, if the adjusted taxable income is more than $250,000 the business loss will quarantined.

 

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