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COVID-19 resources -Update July 2020
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Work Related expenses – 2020
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‘Everyone is now on notice’: ATO acquires COVID-19 data on 3m Aussies
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Extra Tools & Resources for our clients.
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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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Our website, your resources
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ATO releases JobKeeper alternative test
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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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COVID-19: Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package
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What Covid-19 relief packages mean to you.
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Now I’m working from home, what can I claim?
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Global statistics plus Covid-19 updates
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ATO clarifies COVID-19 rent relief concerns
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Banks to defer small-business loan repayments for 6 months
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Historic $130bn wage subsidy to cover 6 million workers
Article archive
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Quarter 4 October - December 2015
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Quarter 1 January - March 2015
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Quarter 4 October - December 2014
Quarter 3 of, 2018 archive
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In case you missed it – The company tax Bill that did pass Parliament.
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GST spotlight headed to smaller end of town
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Superannuation Amnesty – Maybe! Maybe Not!
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ATO drills in car-sharing focus this tax time
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What is Bankruptcy?
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Update of Australia's vital statistics
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ATO speaks on risk factors, surveillance triggers for FY19
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ATO’s corporate residency guidance cops backlash
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ATO dispels top tax time myths to clients as clampdown rolls out
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Tools for budgeting, cash flow, Super and more ….
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Guidance for SMSFs on transfer balance reporting
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ATO issues alert on super, tax scams
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Salary sacrifice integrity
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Understanding the evolution of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
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Update to Australia's vital statistics
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Tax Time Checklists- Individual, Company, Trust, Partnership and Super Funds
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SMSFs - Our 'hardest' jobs
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Tax Office reveals adventurous, dubious claims ahead of tax time
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ATO reveals top tax time mistakes, set to contact 1 million taxpayers
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Watch out for charges with incoming GST laws.
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Super savings gap for women stuck at 30%
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‘Wipe the slate clean’: Clients, accountants urged to use new amnesty period
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Statistics for all Australians
What is Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process whereby a person is declared unable to pay their debts.

       

 

In all bankruptcies, a trustee in bankruptcy is appointed to administer the bankrupt estate.  The trustee may either be the Federal Government Official Trustee, or a private registered trustee.

When someone is declared bankrupt, creditors who do not hold security for their debt (the unsecured creditors), are generally prevented from continuing to seek recovery of their debts.

Creditors cannot begin or continue recovery action during the bankruptcy period or after the person’s discharge from bankruptcy. The bankrupt is released from these debts upon their discharge from bankruptcy.

The bankrupt may choose to continue making repayments to their secured creditors. If they do not, the secured creditors may take possession of their security and sell it.

A bankrupt is generally entitled to retain the following:-

  • household furniture and personal effects
  • low value motor vehicles
  • low value income producing tools of trade
  • superannuation

At risk of forfeiture would be the share of:-

  • the family home
  • investment property
  • listed shares
  • business assets

 

 

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