Single Touch Payroll guidance for your small business clients

  Your smaller employer clients will soon be asking (if they haven’t already) for information and guidance on transitioning to the new way to report tax and superannuation information to the ATO — Single Touch Payroll (STP). Once an employer starts reporting through STP-enabled payroll software they will be sending tax and super information to

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Dealing with disputes about inheritance the best way possible

  Estate and inheritance litigation and disputes are often highly emotionally driven.  Parties often ignore the tax consequences of the matter until it is too late. Tax & Super Australia is hosting a special workshop for a Melbourne audience that should be a great help for practitioners dealing with clients who are in the midst

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Travel expenses for investment properties (and CGT)

  An article in the latest The Taxpayer1 magazine discussed the relatively recent change to the rules regarding the ability of investment property owners to claim travel expenses related to their residential rental holdings. These claims are no longer allowed (see here for some ATO information). But the wording of the ATO guidance, which was

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Remember that a fuel tax credit increase has just gone through

  Fuel tax credit rates are indexed twice a year, in February and August, in line with the consumer price index (CPI). Also these rates change regularly, so it’s important to check when you are preparing an activity statement for a client. See this ATO webpage for the rates that apply from 4 February to

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