Although a common strategy, it appears the ATO have recently decided that distributing trust income to adult children (but not giving them the cash) is no more than tax avoidance. This is such a shame as it was one of the few, fun tax planning strategies we had left in the tool box. Not to… Read More Trust Distributions to Adult Kids
For those of you paying employees (and/or yourselves) via STP payroll there is a finalisation process that needs to be done by 31th July. (14th July if you have more than 20 employees) You no longer have to provide PAYG summaries, but you do need to send a final year end report to the ATO using… Read More Payroll Year End Action
If you are a small business in NSW that has suffered a drop in turnover due Covid-19, you may be eligible for a small business grant of up to $10,000 Applications can be done on line. Check out this link for eligibility criteria and how to apply. https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-small-business-covid-19-support-grant Lindsay 0413 952180
A few more details have been issued by the ATO in relation to the mechanics of the JobKeeper allowance. Sole traders and those running their business through trusts can also apply for one person. In the meantime this is a quick wrap up of what all businesses (including sole traders and trusts) need to do.… Read More JobKeeper How To ….
Another day, another support package. This time the JobKeeper Payment. Not yet legislated but soon will be, this is a great boost for casual workers & the self employed who may now be eligible for some $ – in some lucky cases more than they originally earned. However, this will increase administration for companies who… Read More JobKeeper Payment
If you are in the unfortunate position of needing to stand down employees due to Covid-19 make sure you comply with Australian work place laws. Workplace Australia have a useful page detailing what employers can and can’t do in these difficult times. Click the link for further details. https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/#stand-down Lindsay 0413 952180
The March 2020 BAS statements are starting to arrive, along with a deluge of client queries as to how to complete them in order to receive the government assistance. So here we go …… Complete the BAS exactly the same as normal The ATO credit will happen automatically If you have paid employees in the… Read More Completing the March 2020 BAS for Covid Refunds
Further to my prior blog post about the first Corona Virus stimulus package, we now have a bit more detail about how those running a business can (or in some cases can’t) make a claim. First the sole traders & freelancers among you. Well a very disappointing outcome for the sole traders of Australia, as… Read More How to make a Stimulus Package claim
As proposed in the 2017 budget, the removal of the main residence CGT exemption for tax non-residents was legislated in Dec 2019 A rather draconian rule, the effect is that if you are tax non-resident on the date you sign the sales contract on your Australian property, you will not get any exemption at all… Read More Non-Resident with a home here? Quick – Sell it!
Due to popular demand, the following is a step by step list of how to perform single touch payroll. You may notice the name “thousand touch payroll” might be more apt!… Read More Single Touch Payroll Guide