Monthly Update [October 2020]

Federal Budget 2020-21 We all understand that budgets are an exercise in predicting the future. Given what has happened in 2020, gazing into the crystal ball and extracting something reliable is fraught with difficulty. Extensions to the tax rate thresholds will give millions of taxpayers on lower incomes a much-needed boost after a very challenging […]

Monthly Update [August 2020]

The JobKeeper scheme gets an update, plus an extension The JobKeeper payment, which was originally due to run until 27 September, will now continue to be available until 28 March 2021. There will however be some changes to eligibility, as well as a tightening of payment rates. We run through the details. We also reveal […]

Monthly Update [July 2020]

Tax return tips Despite the current COVID-19 constraints, completing your tax return remains a task we can help achieve to your best advantage. We look at some tax tips for the current tax lodgement period. There is also some good news on the instant asset write-off, and a timely reminder about the importance of being […]

Monthly Update [May 2020]

Answers to COVID-19 work-from-home expense questions and CGT concerns The dominating factor in all our lives at the moment is of course COVID-19. We look at issues that may change the normal deductions taxpayers can make for working from home, plus examine details of the new JobKeeper scheme that both employers and employees will need […]

Monthly Update [April 2020]

COVID-19: Your stimulus and rescue package explained The overwhelming issue of the day is of course the coronavirus. The government’s stimulus package launched in response to the crisis is welcome. We spell out what this means for different taxpayers, and how the measures will work. Also in this issue we examine the superannuation guarantee amnesty, […]

Monthly Update [March 2020]

ATO dusts off the “lifestyle asset” microscope If you own certain high-end assets, it may be prudent to make sure your tax affairs are in order. The ATO has asked dozens of insurance companies for policy details over certain asset values to check up on these taxpayers’ tax obligations. We also look at the realities […]