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SMSF member obligations

A recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision reminds us all that SMSF trustees (members) can be disqualified where serious breaches, be...
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Optus data breach

Following a recent cyber-attack, Optus customers are advised they could be at risk of identity theft. While Optus has not...
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Director identification numbers…time is running out

All existing directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company, or a director of corporate trustees of an...
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ATO issues reminder about hardship requests

The ATO has reminded superannuation members that severe financial hardship does not meet the grounds for compassionate release. This reminder...
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Tax and Property Price Increases

With residential property values on a sharp upward trajectory, from a tax standpoint, what does this mean for owners and...
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Inheriting rental properties jointly A dilemma?

Imagine you’re lucky enough to inherit, say, four post-CGT rental properties from a deceased parent – but what happens when...
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Home as a place of business during COVID: CGT implications

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more employees working from home than ever before. This, in turn, has resulted in...
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Christmas and the Taxman

When do employee gifts and celebrations attract fringe benefits tax (FBT)? And when are they exempt? Christmas is traditionally a...
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Capital works deductions for rental property

Rental property investors can claim capital works deductions for construction costs for a rental property, however there are limits imposed...
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Renting out part or all of your home

Generally, if you rent out part or all of your home, the rent money you receive is assessable. This means...
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Beware of disguising undeclared foreign income as gifts or loans

Many people living in Australia often have money remitted to them from overseas. Often this money is from relatives, friends...
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Undisclosed income risks hefty asset betterment statements

A recent Federal Court decision has put the spotlight on asset betterment – the controversial approach the ATO takes to...
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