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Payroll Tax 2020 concessions and JobKeeper
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Year End Tax Deductions – “equipment”
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Home Office Claims 2020
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Early release of super sees ‘high take-up’
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Tax time 2020: ATO homes in on rental deduction claims
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ATO announces Div 7A COVID-19 assistance
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‘HomeBuilder’ grants now available.
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$150k instant asset write-off extended for 6 months
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Tax Time Checklists - Individuals; Company; Trust; Partnership; and Super Funds
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JobKeeper documentation ‘absolutely critical’ in ATO audit
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ATO updates JobKeeper compliance approach
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COVID-19 hotspots - tax time 2020
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Tax reform to feature heavily in PM’s JobMaker plan
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Jobkeeper Fraud warning
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ATO extends initial JobKeeper payment deadline
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Boosting cash flow - ATO
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Temporary Working from Home Expenses Rule
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Minimum Pensions Halved – 2020 & 2021
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More coronavirus support for landlords, commercial tenants
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Impending GST changes good news for SMEs
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SMSF related-party borrowing arrangements
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Primary Producer Income Tax Averaging
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Active vs passive assets and the small business CGT concession
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ATO issues further taxpayer alerts on key focus areas
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Borrowed money to pay a business tax debt? Is the interest deductible?
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Online Selling
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The dangers of income splitting
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Clients failing on depreciation front - property investment
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Home office deductions: What substantiation will the ATO accept?
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ATO advises accountants on client data swoop
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ATO issues stern reminder on new backpacker tax
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Debt Recovery
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Government takes next step in tax cheats crackdown
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Car salary packages and the deductibility of after-tax running costs
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Choosing an Executor
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ATO fires warning shots at cash economy exploiters
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Getting a tax valuation from the ATO
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5 tips to get home office deductions right
Online Selling

 

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) continues to increase their surveillance activity and utilize the electronic data bases of on-line sellers.

       

 

Data will be acquired relating to registrants who sold goods and services to an annual value of $12,000 or more during the 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 financial years. 

Data will be sought from eBay for these three years and on an ongoing basis.  The data will be used to identify those apparently operating a business but failing to meet their registration and/or lodgment obligations.  It is estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 records will be obtained.  Uber and Airbnb records are also provided.

 

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