ATO Updates

ATO Focus on rental property income and deductions

By Wen Wen / August 9, 2022

Rental properties tax Income and tax deductions from rental properties is one of the four key areas that the ATO focuses on this Tax Time.  The ATO urges rental property owners to carefully review their records before declaring income or claiming deductions this Tax Time and for registered tax agents such as us to ask […]

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ATO Prioritising Debt Collection

By Wen Wen / July 18, 2022

As the economy emerges from COVID-19, the ATO is re-focusing on debt collection During the pandemic, the ATO deliberately shifted its focus away from firmer debt collection action to help and assist businesses and the community experiencing financial challenges because of the pandemic. It took a softly-softly approach, acknowledging the financial hardship that the virus […]

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ATO outlines four priorities for tax time 2022

ATO Lists Four Priorities For Tax Time 2022

By Wen Wen / June 17, 2022

3 golden rules when claiming a deduction In the middle of May, the ATO announced that there will be four focus areas on their radar during Tax Time 2022: record-keeping, work-related expenses, rental property income and deductions, and capital gains from crypto assets. It is reminding taxpayers that there are three golden rules when claiming […]

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Ato releases new guidance on family distribution trusts

ATO’s New Crackdown on Family Distribution Trusts

By Wen Wen / April 19, 2022

ATO releases new guidance on family distribution trust The ATO has just updated its guidance around trust distributions made to adult children, corporate beneficiaries and entities that are carrying losses. Depending on the structure of these arrangements, there is a potential that the ATO may take an unfavourable view on what were previously understood to […]

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onaboarding new employees

Onboarding New Employees In The Workplace

By Wen Wen / March 8, 2022

Employer’s obligations when hiring new staff With Australia now opening back up after the COVID restrictions, unemployment is tipped to fall to the lowest rate in just over 50 years – down to under 4%. If over the coming period you hire new staff, there are certain steps you should follow to cover off on […]

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Single touch payroll phase 2 - employer reporting guidelines

Single Touch Payroll 2 (Everything You Need To Know)

By Wen Wen / February 9, 2022

Single touch payroll regime In the May 2019 Federal Budget, the Government announced that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information, building on the first stage of STP which was made compulsory for most employers from 1 July 2019. For background, the STP regime is a government initiative which is designed […]

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