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SMSF asset valuations COVID-19 concessions

SMSF asset valuations COVID-19 concessions

One of the many responsibilities of being a trustee for an SMSF is preparing financial statements and accounts for the SMSF every year. As a part of this reporting process, the trustee is also required to ensure that the fund’s assets contained in the report is at market value as per the various superannuation regulations.
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Illegal phoenixing ATO retaining refunds

Illegal phoenixing ATO retaining refunds

A new administrative approach has been released by the ATO in relation to the exercise of the Commissioner’s discretion to retain tax refunds where a taxpayer has an outstanding notification. Previously, the ATO was able to retain refunds where a taxpayer has an outstanding notification in relation to BASs or PRRT (petroleum resource rent tax), but this power has been extended to encompass all outstanding notifications in an effort by the government to combat illegal phoenixing.
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Seasonal workers tax obligations

Seasonal workers tax obligations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closed borders, many seasonal workers who were a part of the seasonal work program (SWP) have been stuck in Australia since their visa ended. With uncertainty of tax consequences stemming from their visa status, many workers as well as employers are rightly confused as to the tax obligations they have. 
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Economic Update Video December 2020

Economic Update Video December 2020

November was an extraordinary month for the global and local economy. Early indications are that swift action by the government and the RBA have limited the impact of the COVID recession. 
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How to claim your work at home expenses

How to claim your work at home expenses

There are a lot more of us working from home now more than ever before. So, can you claim all or some of the additional costs off your tax? There are 3 options for claiming working from home expenses. The question of whether it’s all or some depends on the method chosen.
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New corporate residency test more details

New corporate residency test more details

In the 2020 Federal Budget, the government announced that it intended to make technical amendments to clarify the corporate residency test. While the government has not provided further details, the Board of Taxation has recently released its review of corporate tax residency, the details of which appear to be consistent with the government’s intentions. This report contains more information on various aspect of the government’s announcement including the concept of sufficient economic connection.
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JobMaker how your business can take advantage

JobMaker how your business can take advantage

The Government has released details of what it calls its “JobMaker” hiring scheme. It will take the form of a payment to employers for each new job they create over the next 12 months. It is estimated that the scheme will cost $4 billion and support about 450,000 employees. So it could help a lot of businesses and there is quite a bit of money up for grabs – up to $200 for each “new” employee each week!
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Transition to retirement pensions

Transition to retirement pensions

After a lifetime of working, are the green pastures of retirement calling? Perhaps you’re not sure whether you’d like to retire permanently and enjoy doing part-time or casual work? If that sounds like you, then you may like to consider a transition to retirement pension as a way to access your super without having to leave your job or retire.
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Flexibility for SMSF membership coming soon

Flexibility for SMSF membership coming soon

The government has recently reintroduced a Bill to Parliament that proposes to increase the maximum number of allowable members from 4 to 6. The contents of the Bill were previously contained in the 2018-19 Budget and introduced into Parliament before being unceremoniously dropped due to lack to support from the Opposition at that time.
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