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Topping up your Super by “Downsizing” your Family Home

By | 2018-08-14T10:40:07+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Accounting, SMSF, Superannuation, Tax|

Topping up your Super by “Downsizing” your Family Home From the 1st of July this year, it is possible for retirees to make an additional contribution to their superannuation from the proceeds of “downsizing” their family home. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone aged over 65 to top up their super balance by up [...]

Superannuation Contributions for 2018/2019

By | 2018-08-13T15:31:43+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Accounting, Hospitality, Small Business, Superannuation, Tax|

Superannuation Contributions for 2018/2019 The contributions that a member can make into a superannuation fund will depend on whether those contributions are classified as “concessional” or ”non-concessional contributions”. Concessional contributions refer to contributions made with before tax dollars while non-concessional contributions refer to contributions made with after tax dollars. For example. Employer contributions including salary- [...]

Main Residence Exemption – Foreign Residents

By | 2018-08-13T15:27:09+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Accounting, Tax|

Main Residence Exemption - Foreign Residents Proposed reforms by the Australian Government are set to remove the CGT Main Residence Exemption for non-residents.  The new rules apply to properties purchased after 9th May 2017.  For properties purchased on or before 9th May 2017, the new rules will not apply to disposals until after 30th June [...]

How does the ATO use it’s data-matching system?

By | 2018-08-13T15:25:45+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Accounting, Hospitality, Small Business, Tax|

How does the ATO use it's data-matching system? The ATO uses its data matching services to ensure individuals and businesses are correctly reporting all of their income. The ATO collects data from a wide range of sources including banks, financial institutions and government agencies. The system has been put into place by the ATO to [...]

Holiday Rental Property Deductions

By | 2018-08-13T15:33:04+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Accounting, Small Business, Tax|

Holiday Rental Property Deductions Holiday rental properties have again been mentioned in the press from the Australian Taxation Office that they will be the subject of their focus, with the most likely candidates are highly negatively geared rental properties with postcodes that fall in and around known holiday destinations. All taxpayers need to ensure that [...]

Your Knowledge Update – May 2018

By | 2018-05-31T11:50:21+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Accounting, Hospitality, Small Business, Superannuation, Tax|

In this month's Your Knowledge Update we look at what the ATO's statistics reveal about Australians and review proposed CGT legislation that has potentially serious tax implications for expats and foreign residents who own residential property in Australia.  Download this month's issue here - Your Knowledge Update - May 2018