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Federal Budget 2020: Measures for Individuals

Here are some of the Budget measures that will affect individuals. Low and middle-income earners – tax cuts As widely anticipated, the government will bring forward to the current tax year (2020–21) the tax cuts scheduled to apply for 2022–23 and 2023–24 (Stage 2 tax cuts). Those...

The big picture highlights of 2020–21 Budget

On Tuesday 6 October, the Treasurer, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, delivered the delayed 2020­–21 Federal Budget, his second Budget. A big spending Budget that is all about jobs How times change. In April last year, Mr Frydenberg delivered a Budget that was forecast to produce a...

What you need to know about building an investment property

When thinking of an investment property, your first thought probably isn’t an empty block of land. But did you know that there are many advantages to building an investment property? Not only can you build the property to be fit-for-purpose, there are long-term financial benefits...

JobKeeper V2 Payment Overview

All employers wanting to claim JobKeeper payments from 28 September 2020 will need to reassess their eligibility again and prove that their turnover has declined based on actual figures. Some businesses that did not qualify for the original JobKeeper payments may find that they now qualify...

Tax losses

2019-20 was a difficult year for many businesses and you may have made a tax loss. A tax loss is when the total deductions you can claim, excluding gifts, donations and personal super contributions, are greater than your total income for an income year. If your business...

Why you need a specialist depreciation report for any rental properties

When your specialist quantity surveyor tells you that you can claim depreciation on almost anything, they mean it. You can claim depreciation on your investment property’s walls, furniture to its mailbox and the kitchen sink. One of the most versatile areas of depreciation is plant...

It’s tax time again!

You have to lodge your income tax return for the 2019-20 tax year by 31 October 2020 – unless you use a registered tax agent (your tax agent will be allowed to lodge your return at a later date, even as late as May next...

Tax changes for 2019-20

Some of the 2019-20 tax changes for small businesses include: Instant asset write-off Accelerated depreciation PAYG withholding obligations Restructuring a small business Bushfire payments Single Touch Payroll Director penalties; and Closely held trusts   Instant asset write-off The IAWO has been extended by 6 months to 31 December...

Employee Eligibility Update for JobKeeper V2

Instead of finishing at the end of September 2020, the JobKeeper payment will now continue until March 2021. Businesses will have to requalify for each of the December 2020 and March quarters 2021 just like they did when JobKeeper started. New date for eligible employees  In addition...

ATO scrutiny on early release of super

Our KMT Winter Edition Newsletter 2020 is ready. Highlights in this edition: ATO FLAGS CONCERNS WITH COVID-19 - The ATO is concerned about tax avoidance with COVID-19 early access to super. RECENT CHANGES FOR SMSF - The contribution acceptance rules have now been relaxed. PENSION PLANNING - With...