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ATO Signals Attack on Trusts

Before we get into today’s main topic – Budget 2022/23 – we wanted to note with you all that earlier this month we were in a Zoom call with over 5,500 other accountants and taxation specialists across Australia, working through some of the curlier aspects of the ATO’s recently proposed changes to family trust distributions.…

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RATs! Still clear as mud

On Sunrise on Monday the 3rd of January 2022, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, on the topic of rapid antigen tests (RATs) stated:  “We already make them free to everyone who is required to have one. They are also tax deductible.” The Prime Minister’s comments subsequently prompted a member of the Australian Taxation Office’s ATO Community group to…

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