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QLD State Government support in response to Coronavirus

20 Mar

In addition to the Australian Federal Government economic stimulus package in response to the Coronavirus, State Governments have also issued support packages to businesses which vary State by State. Queensland Government Payroll Tax Support (QLD) A payroll tax relief package is now available for all businesses which defers payroll tax for up to six months. […]

Tax Incentives in response to Coronavirus

17 Mar

The Australian Federal Government has announced an economic stimulus package in response to the Coronavirus which includes tax relief for small businesses and employers.  The main measures that will be administered by the ATO are cash flow assistance for employers, increased instant asset write-off thresholds and accelerated depreciation deductions.  The Government will also provide a […]

End of Financial year considerations for self-managed superfunds

13 Jun

The end of the financial year is fast approaching and we strongly recommend that trustees of self-managed super funds review their existing arrangements to ensure full compliance with superannuation legislation. Areas that will need your attention are as follows: Review and update of the fund’s investment strategy Legislation requires the trustee/s to regularly review the […]

Cloud computing

19 Oct

Cloud computing is not a new phenomenon. If you have an e-mail account such as Gmail or Hotmail, have ever bought something online, or have a Facebook account, you’ve used cloud computing. But cloud computing used by businesses is different. Cloud computing, at a broad level, is the provision of information technology resources as a […]

12 month Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty in force from 24 May 2018 to 23 May 2019

06 Jun
superannuation guarantee amnesty information

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE AMNESTY.  A 12 month Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty is currently in force and will continue to run until 23 May 2019. Please note the legislation is currently before parliament and is yet to receive Royal Assent. What is the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty? The amnesty provides concessions for employers to come forward […]

Can you claim travel to your investment property as a tax deduction?

25 May
investment property tax deductions travel expenses

TRAVEL EXPENSES AND PROPERTY INVESTMENT TAX DEDUCTIONS. From 1 July 2017, property owners cannot deduct an outgoing for travel related expenditure to the extent that it relates to residential property/premises. Therefore airfares, accommodation and motor vehicle expenses incurred to travel to a residential rental property for inspection and/or maintenance purposes will no longer be tax […]

New reporting obligations for self-managed super funds

04 May
self managed super funds information

SELF MANAGED SUPER FUNDS AND INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. Some self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF’s) will be subject to new reporting obligations imposed by the ATO.  These new reporting obligations, TBAR (transfer balance account reports) will come into force from 30 June 2018, and will be separate and additional to the SMSF annual return that is lodged […]