• 6 Jul, 2023

ATO SMSF Focus Areas for 2023

In a recent speech, Justin Micale, ATO Assistant Commissioner of Self Managed Super Funds Risk and Strategy area outlined the risks on ATO’s radar in the SMSF space and provided…

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  • 28 Jun, 2023

ATO’s new approach to UPEs and Sub-Trusts

The ATO has recently finalised the long-awaited Determination on its approach to the application of deemed dividend rules in Div 7A where a private company beneficiary is made presently entitled to…

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  • 16 Jun, 2023

Super Tax Concession Changes – Consultation

The government has released a consultation paper on the application of the proposed reduction in super tax concessions for individuals with super balances over $3m, including those with SMSFs. Among other…

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  • 2 Jun, 2023

Employers to pay super at same time as wages

With the 2023 Federal Budget fast approaching, the government has been selectively releasing various measures ahead of time. Two particular announcements set to affect businesses consist of payday super and the…

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  • 25 May, 2023

Work from home expenses: New Rate

From the 2022-23 income year, taxpayers can no longer rely on the 80c per hour shortcut method with the introduction of the revised fixed-rate method for calculating the work-related additional…

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  • 19 May, 2023

2023 Federal Budget – What’s in it for small businesses

The 2023 Budget has been handed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers. In addition to the cost-of-living and welfare measures leaked ahead of the Budget, the government also released new measures relating…

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  • 14 May, 2023

2023 Federal Budget: Special Edition

PERSONAL TAXATION Personal tax rates unchanged for 2023–2024 In the Budget, the Government did not announce any personal tax rates changes. The Stage 3 tax changes commence from 1 July…

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  • 12 May, 2023

SMSF Changes and Reminders for 2023

After a tumultuous 2022 year, 2023 is finally here, a new year means changes and the SMSF space is no different. If you’re thinking of starting a new SMSF, the…

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  • 29 Apr, 2023

New Year, New Scams

Money never sleeps, as the old quote goes, but it could apply equally well to scammers. As most people have let their guard down and are still recovering from their…

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  • 14 Apr, 2023

NSW First Home Buyers: Choice of tax

First home buyers in NSW could soon have the choice between paying an annual property tax instead of stamp duty if a Bill currently before NSW Parliament passes. As the name…

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