ATO

5 tips to get home office deductions right

Your client might be sick of the daily commute, or want more flexibility of hours – or it could be that they have a talent or skill that they trust will translate into a fulfilling career in their own business. Or it could just be that the idea of working from home seems to offer

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Top 5 Division 7A watch-outs

The top 5 Division 7A watch-outs are as follows. 1/ Transaction caught by Division 7A Division 7A will arise if transactions fall into the following three categories, for a shareholder or shareholder’s associate: certain loans from a private company, certain payments from a private company, and forgiveness of a debt owed to a private company.

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ATO not doing the best on revenue collection, says national auditor

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a report which indicates that while the ATO may have indicated that hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue was being taken in, the actual amount may have been overstated. The new report by the ANAO found that the ATO had on at least one occasion over a

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Wouldn’t life be easier without Div 7A?

Can any of you remember life without Div 7A? This was back in 1980s when the company tax rate and personal tax rates were on par, and there was much less temptation for any mischief. Wouldn’t life be easier without Div 7A? As we all know, Div 7A is an anti-avoidance measure to stop taxpayers

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