Alternatives to a tax invoice for certain GST credit claims

Tax invoices are an essential element of Australia’s taxation system, and serve both to collect taxation revenue related to the goods and services on which GST is levied as well as record the credits that are claimable by eligible businesses. A business registered for GST will generally be required to hold a tax invoice for

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STP essentials (relax, it’ll be okay)

With the 1 July 2019 deadline for smaller employees to start reporting via Single Touch Payroll (STP) looming large on the horizon, Tax & Super Australia speaks with Assistant Commissioner John Shepherd, the ATO’s STP program lead, about the STP essentials, and the finer points, that your clients need to know. {A downloadable Fact Sheet

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Main residence CGT exemption when there is no “residence”

There is a concession in the CGT rules that can allow a taxpayer to treat a property as their “main residence” even though it does not yet have a habitable dwelling. It is a widely recognised fact that an exemption to capital gains tax (CGT) applies to a taxpayer’s principal or main residential property. What

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FBT returns, employee declarations, and some looming deadlines

An employee declaration is written advice given to an employer by their employee containing information relating to the fringe benefits staff have received. A business needs to keep employee declarations to apply certain fringe benefit tax (FBT) concessions. They are not to be sent to the ATO, but retained as part of business records. The

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Adjusted taxable income: An explainer in case a client asks

  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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