updates

  • It’s Land Tax time!

    It’s that time of year where land tax assessments issue, so here are a few important points. Did you buy or sell property in 2015? Or change address? Make sure you update your local state tax authority to avoid getting an incorrect assessment. As of …

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  • 2 September 2015 – GST on Imports purchases online

    2 September 2015 – GST on Imports purchases online The $1,000 low value threshold on imports will be scrapped from 1 July 2017, with the GST system broadened to apply to all goods purchased online and imported from overseas. The State and Territory Treasurers have …

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  • 21 August 2015 – NSW Government Small Business Grant

    21 August 2015 – NSW Government Small Business Grant The Office of State Revenue is holding a number of free seminars throughout New South Wales over the next 2 weeks, starting on 17 August 2015, promoting the NSW Government’s $2,000 Small Business Grant. The Grant …

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  • 20 August 2015 – Save time and keep your tax organised with the ATO app

    20 August 2015 – Save time and keep your tax organised with the ATO app “myDeductions” “myDeductions” is an app that can be used by individuals in collating work-related expenses as well as donations and other types of deductions. The app can be used to: …

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  • 14 July 2015 – Bills enabling Budget measures

    In the last month there have been a number of bills either brought before or passed by the Senate, whose purpose is to enable measures introduced in the May 2015 Federal Budget. These include: Company tax rate reduction – The bill passed enacts the company …

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  • 2015 Federal Budget Announced

    Last night Treasurer Joe Hockey unveiled the “Have A Go” Budget to the nation. Reducing the budget deficit, which was a prominent objective of last year’s budget, does not dominate the flavour of this Budget. Instead, this year’s Budget targets productivity gains, with small business …

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  • e-Bay Data Matching Program

    The ATO is working with eBay Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd in a data matching exercise targetting e-bay sellers that sold $10,000 or more worth of goods and services during the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The aim of the exercise …

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  • ATO Focus on R&D Claims

    The ATO has announced that it is working closely with AusIndustry to identify taxpayers as well as tax agents and consultants who may be involved in aggressive R&D arrangements. The ATO has asked tax agents to verify with their clients that the claims, including labour …

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  • Extension to lodge the Taxable Payments Annual Report

    In response to feedback from the building and construction industry, the ATO has extended the due date for lodging the Taxable Payment Annual Report to 28 August of each year, applying from the 2015 year and onwards.

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  • “Re-think” – the tax reform discussion paper released by Treasurer Joe Hockey

    This morning Treasurer Joe Hockey released The Federal Government’s discussion paper on the future of the Australian tax system. The paper did not contain recommendations as such, however it made some clear observations, judgements and comparisons of the current taxation system: The Australian tax system …

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