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Tax tips 2020–21

With the end of 2020 approaching quickly, here are some tax tips to assist with managing your business accounting. Varying your PAYG instalments You can vary your PAYG instalments throughout the year if you think you will pay too much tax, compared with your estimated tax for...

Understand how depreciation works with negative gearing

Negative gearing is a heavily debated topic throughout the property industry and is often in the headlines at election time. As one of the major drawcards to investing in property, investors must factor it into their ongoing strategy. Before exploring the negative gearing and depreciation relationship,...

JobKeeper update

The new alternative decline in turnover test To claim JobKeeper, you must have suffered a significant decline in turnover. Generally, this is measured by comparing a relevant quarter in 2020 (called the turnover test period) with the equivalent quarter in 2019. However, there is an alternative decline...

Budget measures now law

A number of measures announced in the Federal Budget 2020–21 are now law. These are: •   Bringing forward the personal tax cuts and the new low income tax offset by two years to 2020–21 – new PAYG withholding schedules are available. •   Retaining the low and middle...

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...

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...

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...

JobKeeper Extension: All changes you need to know

The Government has announced changes to JobKeeper Payment including an extension through to 28 March 2021. These changes do not impact JobKeeper payments until after 28 September 2020. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the coronavirus.  The...

5 things to know for your 2020 tax return

This year has been difficult for many due to COVID-19; and there are some significant changes this tax time as a result. So here is a list of 5 important things you need to know for your 2020 tax return to prepare and consider before...

Work from home tax deductions during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, your working arrangements may have changed. If you have been working from home, you may have expenses you can claim a tax deduction. Tracking these expenses can be challenging, so from 1 March to 30 June 2020, the ATO has introduced a temporary...