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JobMaker Resources - ATO
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$36bn withdrawn from super during COVID-19
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Vaccination rates as they happen around the world
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Approaching the dawn
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Videos and other resources for our clients
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Key dates for the second JobKeeper extension period
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80¢ per hour work-from-home deduction method extended
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2020 is coming to an end. Phew!!
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Victorian State Budget Overview 2020 - 2021
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Employee Christmas Parties and Gifts – Any FBT?
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FBT – Christmas Parties and Taxi Fares
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JobMaker hiring credit given green light despite ongoing concerns
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Super, death, and taxes
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ATO extends JobKeeper deadlines ahead of Christmas
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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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Director Penalty Notices (DPN)
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Synchronised global economic slowdown
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STP to be increasingly monitored
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6 new accounting related videos
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GDP by country since 1800
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Information needed to be the BBQ expert.
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Employee or independent contractor: What happens when it goes wrong?
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Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting irregularities: ATO contacting businesses
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Employee entitlements, ‘wage theft’ and Fair Work: Why it’s time to be proactive
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How's Australia really doing - the real figures?
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Pension deeming rates cut from 1 July 2019
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Audit warning sounded as ATO clamps down on dodgy claims
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New ATO data-matching program – overseas movement data and HELP debt
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ATO black economy strike force heads to Brisbane
Don’t forget sharing economy income

Money that you earn from “gig” jobs through platforms like Uber, Airtasker and Airbnb, such as transporting passengers or renting out a room or house, counts as your assessable income.

       

 

This means you must declare it on your tax return.  And, be aware the platform sends the income details direct to the Australian Taxation Office for their data matching surveillance.

Depending on your gig activities and expenses, you may also be able to claim deductions related to this type of income, but it’s important to keep evidence to support your claims.  Smart taxpayers tell their tax agent well before year end.

 

 

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