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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...

Family Business Succession – Episode 2: The challenge of transition in a family business

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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...

Family Business Succession – Episode 1: The fundamentals of family business succession

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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...

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...

Tax consequences of the Cash Flow Boosts

Temporary cash flow boosts will support small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. Overview Eligible businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations who employ staff will receive between $20,000 to $100,000 in cash flow boost amounts by lodging their activity statements up...

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...