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  • Taxwise business news - June 2014 Add to cart

    • the end of the financial year is coming
    • changes to measures that were to be funded by the mining tax
    • rescheduling the increase in superannuation guarantee rate
    • changes to tax administration from the Budget
    • measures affecting companies and trusts from the Budget
    • fringe benefits tax
    • farm management deposits
    • superannuation
    • changes to guidance from the ATO about the CGT small business concessions
    • what’s new from the ATO?

  • Taxwise individual news - April 2014 Add to cart

    • do you still need to do your tax return?
    • various issues affecting 2013 returns
    • ensure the IT5 and IT6 income tests labels are completed correctly
    • think about what you might need to do before 30 June 2014 rolls around
    • announced un-enacted Measures
    • MRRT and carbon tax repeals and associated changes
    • taxable payments annual reports and contractors in the building and construction industry
    • working on an upcoming property transaction? Check the vendor's GST details
    • employee share schemes and start-up companies
    • FBT: otherwise deductible rules and salary sacrifice expense payment fringe benefit - TD 2013/20
    • roreign employment income
    • $900 cheques will no longer be issued
    • changes to how super excess concessional contributions are taxed
    • MySuper
    • updates from the ATO.

  • Taxwise business news - February 2014 Add to cart

    • announced un-enacted measures
    • MRRT and carbon tax repeals and associated changes
    • getting the company loss carry-back tax offset right
    • ATO contacting businesses about taxable payments annual reports
    • working on an upcoming property transaction? Check the vendor’s GST details
    • getting ready for the superannuation data and payment standard
    • MySuper
    • SMSF “return not necessary” and cancellations
    • requesting copies of tax documents from the ATO
    • business communicator – December 2013
    • ensure the IT5 and IT6 income tests labels are completed correctly
    • small business benchmarks
    • activity statement delay.

  • Taxwise business news - November 2013 Add to cart

    • post-election 2013 – State of play
    • income tax – Changes
    • combatting “dividend washing”
    • adjustment notes for GST
    • payments of refunds of overpaid GST
    • do you run a second-hand goods business?
    • interaction between the otherwise deductible rule in FBT and the income tax law
    • letters to directors of companies with overdue superannuation guarantee obligations
    • information from the ATO about SMSFs

    ATO Publications

  • Taxwise business news - September 2013 Add to cart

    This issue of Taxwise covers:

    • election 2013
    • ATO compliance focus
    • information for businesses and contractors in the building and construction industry
    • combatting “dividend washing”
    • annual pay as you go (PAYG) instalments
    • tax avoidance schemes – warning to Investors from ATO
    • employee share scheme rules under review
    • capping of education expense deductions for employees
    • applying small business CGT concessions – Avoid common errors
    • income of a trust estate
    • income tax rulings and determinations
    • refunding excess GST
    • proposal to abolish FBT statutory formula for cars
    • international tax – Risks to the sustainability of Australia’s corporate tax base
    • superannuation - Various

  • Taxwise individual news - September 2013 Add to cart

    This issue of Taxwise covers:

    • election 2013
    • ATO compliance focus
    • low income earners may still need to lodge a return
    • Medicare levy rising to pay for DisabilityCare Australia
    • updated ATO information on private health insurance rebate and Medicare levy surcharge
    • net medical expenses tax offset phase out
    • fid you receive an employment termination payment in 2013?
    • sre you a denior or pensioner and a foreign resident? Are you entitled to a tax offset?
    • information for businesses and contractors in the building and construction industry
    • reporting of personal services income and business income
    • capping of education expense deductions for employees
    • proposal to abolish FBT statutory formula for cars
    • are you a property owner?
    • letters to directors with outstanding obligations
    • combatting “dividend washing”
    • tax avodiance schemes – Warning to investors from ATO
    • employee share scheme rules under review
    • tax advice provided by financial planners to be regulated
    • Treasurer promises a 5 year freeze on superannuation changes
    • Trans-Tasman super portability regulations made
    • when a superannuation income stream commences and ceases – TR 2012/5
    • useful ATO link.

  • 2013 Pre-election Announcement Newsletter Add to cart

    This newsletter contains Labor Party and Liberal Party pre-election tax related announcements such as:

    • improvements for small business and GST
    • abolition of the Mining Tax
    • delay of the increase to the Superannuation Guarantee.

  • Taxwise business news - June 2013 Add to cart

    This issue of Taxwise covers:

    • the end of the financial year is coming!
    • small business tax concessions and scrip for scrip roll-over strengthened
    • company loss carry-back
    • rules against tax avoidance
    • capital allowances – Other machinery and equipment repair and maintenance assets
    • do you do research and development?
    • tax transparency and large and multinational businesses
    • getting ready for changes to super
    • self-managed super funds
    • refunding excess GST exposure draft released
    • tax invoices and adjustment notes
    • failed payments and GST consequences
    • reasonable amounts of food and drink expenses for living-away-from-home allowances
    • PAYG – Various issues
    • are you a director of a company?
    • other useful ATO links.

  • Taxwise business news - May 2013 Add to cart

    This issue of Taxwise covers:

    • tax changes affecting individuals and families
    • tax changes affecting companies and finance arrangements
    • capital gains tax changes
    • superannuation changes
    • tax administration changes – various funding to the Australian Taxation Office
    • other measures.

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