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Have you lodged your tax return?

If you lodge your own income tax return, you have to do so by October 31 (unless you have a substituted accounting period). Because October 31, 2021 falls on a Sunday this year, the effective last day to lodge a return is the following Monday,...

How to protect yourself from increasingly sophisticated scams

We are living in a digital world where we are often just one click away from catastrophe. Many people believe they wouldn’t fall for a phishing fraud – but scammers have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods, making it's harder to tell the fakes from the...

Essential Superannuation Update 2021-22

Superannuation and ETP thresholds The superannuation and ETP (employment termination payment) thresholds for the 2021–22 financial year are listed below: 2021-22 Concessional contributions cap for individuals aged under 75* $27,500** Concessional contributions cap for individuals aged 75+ Only mandated employer contributions† Non-concessional contributions cap* $110,000 CGT cap amount $1,615,000 Low rate cap amount/ETP cap amount $225,000 Untaxed plan...

What’s new for individual tax?

Income tax thresholds The various threshold amounts and rates for the 2021–22 income year are set out below. Item Threshold/rate from 1 July 2021 CGT improvement threshold $156,784 Division 7A benchmark interest rate 4.52%* Car limit (depreciation) $60,733 Car expenses – cents per km method 72 cents*   Employee truck driver – reasonable meal expenses Breakfast: $26.15 Lunch: $29.85 Dinner: $51.50 Overtime...

Do you need to pay tax on COVID-19 financial support payments?

There are a number of different schemes providing government help for individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive assistance (whether from the Commonwealth or a State or Territory government), you may be wondering if you need to pay tax on the assistance....

4 investment tips for the new financial year

The start of each financial year serves as a good reminder for ensuring an investment property portfolio and strategy is performing to its full potential. Here are four key investment tips to starting fresh in the new financial year. 1. Set goals for the coming year Without sounding...

Tax News and Updates August 2021

To keep you up to date with the tax changes that might affect you, here are some latest news and updates from the ATO: Paying reasonable travel allowances to employees The ATO has issued Tax Determination TD 2021/6, which sets out the reasonable allowances for the 2021/22 year...

Don’t forget to keep records when working from home

If you're continuing to work from home during 2021-22 income year, this is a reminder for you to keep a record of the hours you work from home and keep receipts for all items purchased. Keeping appropriate records now will allow you to use the method...

When to lodge your 2021 tax return

Your employer has until 31 July 2021 to finalise your end of year Payment Summary. You can check your myGov account to see if your 2021 Payment Summary is available. Please note that if your tax return is lodged before your employer has finalised your Payment...