Amended assessments increasing taxpayer’s income by $10 million not excessive

The Full Federal Court has upheld amended assessments increasing a taxpayer’s income by almost $10 million because the taxpayer could not prove that the assessments were excessive. In so doing, it dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal against the primary judge’s decision reported at Bosanac v FC of T [2018] FCA 946. Facts [...]

By |2019-07-28T13:19:01+10:00July 28th, 2019|Individuals, News, Taxation|0 Comments

Unsophisticated share trading activities not a “business”

Unsophisticated share trading activities not a “business” The AAT has held that a taxpayer’s share trading activities were not a “business” because they were unsophisticated and not carried out in a business-like manner. Consequently, the taxpayer was not entitled to claim or carry forward existing losses in the relevant income [...]

By |2019-07-21T10:31:57+10:00July 21st, 2019|Individuals, News, Taxation|0 Comments

Uber – Taxi or not? The ATO has their say

Is Uber (and other ride sharing services) considered to be a taxi according to the Tax Office?..... The answer may surprise you. In a recent announcement, the ATO has confirmed the the Fringe Benefits Tax exemption for taxi travel does not include ride-sourcing vehicles such as Uber or Lyft. Taxi [...]

By |2019-07-14T13:46:30+10:00July 14th, 2019|Business, News, Taxation|0 Comments

11 End of Financial Year resolutions for your business

It's a brand new financial year, and the start of a new financial year is the best time to set business resolutions for the year ahead. To jumpstart your planning, we have put together 11 resolutions no small business should do without. Do a financial health-check of your business The [...]

By |2019-06-23T19:30:38+10:00June 23rd, 2019|Business, News, Taxation, Technology|0 Comments

2019 Federal Election Tax and Superannuation Policies

The 2019 Federal Election has been called for 18 May 2019, with tax and superannuation policies attracting significant attention. We have prepared the following summary of tax and superannuation policies for the current Government - the Liberal-National Coalition, and the Australian Labor Party. The information has been collated from public [...]

Single Touch Payroll

Do you have employees? Do you prepare payroll records? Things are changing from 1 July 2019, and YOU need to be ready! Single Touch Payroll is here! Single Touch Payroll is the biggest legislative change for employers since the introduction of the GST. No matter how many (or few) staff [...]

By |2019-03-15T11:15:58+10:00March 15th, 2019|Business, Events, News, Taxation|0 Comments

2018-19 MYEFO Tax and Superannuation Measures

Late last year, the Government released a number of Tax and Superannuation measures in its Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). Tax Measures Cash payment limit — the 1 July 2019 start date for the proposed 2018 Budget measure to introduce an economy-wide cash payment limit of $10,000 will be [...]

By |2019-01-18T12:29:48+10:00January 18th, 2019|Business, Individuals, News, Superannuation, Taxation|0 Comments

Single Touch Payroll – Are you ready for the 1 April employee headcount?

1 April 2018 is the date stipulated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to count the employees on your payroll for Single Touch Payroll purposes. If you have 20 or more employees on 1 April, you will need to start Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting from 1 July 2018. If [...]

By |2018-03-26T10:16:39+10:00March 26th, 2018|Business, News, Taxation|0 Comments

Update on Curtis Island Bechtel workers

On 19 May 2017, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal heard the case of Adam Hamilton vs Commissioner of Taxation, better known as "Bechtel Bob's" test case. Deputy President I R Molloy handed down his decision yesterday, 26 May 2017. You can read the case decision here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/AATA/2017/734.html In summary: The taxpayer (and his [...]

By |2018-02-19T12:43:42+10:00May 27th, 2017|Individuals, News, Taxation|0 Comments