Small business concessions under the spotlight

  The CGT concessions for small business are important for qualifying businesses in that they can defer, reduce or remove liability to CGT. The government announced last year that it intended to tighten the eligibility factors for the CGT concessions that are generally available to small businesses, and it has just initiated the formal review

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Client looking to buy a home? They may need to withhold and remit GST

  With the end of the financial year in sight, there is one more thing your clients will need to be aware of regarding changes to the tax landscape — especially those thinking of purchasing a residential property. From 1 July this year, buyers of new residential premises (or “potential residential land”) will be required

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Adjusted taxable income explainer

  If your clients have ever or will ever apply for certain tax offsets or concessions or a government benefit of some kind, they may very well be asked to provide their “adjusted taxable income” (ATI). ATI is used to assess eligibility for certain offsets and other entitlements (typically items T4, T5 and T6 but

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Home to work travel claims? Generally not, but sometimes…

  As a general rule, travel from your home to your workplace is not allowed as a deduction because it constitutes a “private expense”. There are however specific situations where this rule does not apply, and there can be circumstances where you may be entitled to claim some of the travel expenses between your home and

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Three-year SMSF audit cycle proposal stirs debate

  The proposal in the Federal Budget to change the requirement for SMSFs to have an annual audit, moving instead to a three-year auditing cycle, has been met with mixed reactions from the marketplace. Naturally, SMSF trustees have generally welcomed the news, at first glance — welcoming the justification used in the budget papers that

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