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Reminders

28th of April 2022: Superannuation Guarantee payments for the period 1st of January 2022 to the 31st of March 2022 must be made by this date otherwise Superannuation Guarantee Charges will apply and you’ll lose the opportunity to claim the expense as a tax deduction.  16th of May 2022: Any outstanding 30th June 2021 Income…

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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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The Show Must Go On

The Getting the Show Back on the Road+ program (GTSBOTR+) was introduced mid-way through 2021 with the aim to reduce the financial risks associated with running ticketed events in Western Australia during a COVID-19 impacted period. Essentially, it’s a State Government initiative designed to encourage the (safe) continuation of publicly ticketed events through sharing the risk of gross ticket sales…

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Director ID Troubleshooting

A huge thank you to those of you who have already attempted to apply for your Director IDs and given us feedback on your experience. It’s helpful to know what’s working and what isn’t so we can hopefully help others avoid running into similar roadblocks.  When it comes to verifying your ATO-related details, here are…

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Working From Home Deductions and Changes from 1 July 2021

A few reminders before the end of financial year: Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) users must ensure superannuation payments are received by the SBSCH on or before the 23rd of June 2021 if intending on claiming a tax deduction for payments made to employees in the 2020/21 financial year. We recommend making your payments early so as…

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Small Business Grants

The WA Government has announced grants of $2,000 to help small businesses impacted by the recent Perth and Peel lockdown. The grants are intended to offset some of the direct costs of the lockdown and business closure, such as loss of perishable goods or cancellations. Businesses in the hospitality, health, beauty, events and tourism industries…

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Scam Warning

In a November 2020 newsletter, we wrote extensively about some of the various scams doing the rounds and offered suggestions for ways in which everyone could protect themselves from financial harm. The subject has recently popped up on our radar again, unfortunately, as an associate recently came close to being defrauded. It was only as a result…

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Motor vehicle deductions and questions, Superannuation Guarantee deadline and foreign income disclosure rules

Motor Vehicles You can claim deductions for the use of motor vehicles (including motorcycles) when they’re used for business or work purposes. While your method of deduction will vary depending on your unique circumstances, regardless of how you claim, it’s important to distinguish the applicable work/business-related portion from any personal/private use, and stay on top…

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