EOFY checklist for employment-related tax deductions

  This checklist contains a general list of general and specific employment-related deductions and should be used as a guide only. The results may vary depending on individual circumstances. The individual should also have the relevant written evidence where required. Also, how much of the expense is allowable as a tax deduction will depend on

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Cash flow: It can be a make-or-break issue for small business

  Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson once said the secret to success is to “never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the life blood of business”. And one of Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki’s oft-quoted pieces of advice is: “Making more money will not solve your problems if cash flow management

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SG catch-up amnesty reaches waaaaay back to when it all started

  The government surprised a great many people in late May with the announcement that it would allow employers to fix unpaid compulsory super payments to employees, all the way back to 1992, without penalties. The 12-month superannuation guarantee amnesty is intended to apply retrospectively once enacted and, as the name suggests, it’s a once-off

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Transfer balance account report (TBAR) update

  The ATO requires SMSF trustees to use the superannuation transfer balance account report (TBAR) to advise it when a transfer balance account event occurs. It uses this information to adjust a fund member’s transfer balance account so it can correctly apply the transfer balance cap provisions. SMSF trustees are required to report the following

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Business client tax loss deduction denials

  Business owner clients may need to be reminded that they should not get too creative if they’ve thought how handy it would be to absorb a business loss as a tax deduction — especially under certain circumstances as described below. The ATO has the discretion to disallow the deduction of a tax loss if,

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