Business NewsNovember 13, 2017IN THIS ISSUE

  • New rules for accessing the 27.5% corporate tax rate from 1 July 2017
  • When does a company carry on a business? ATO releases guidance
  • Small business tax concessions at a glance
  • Deductions for small business
  • Safe harbour reforms for company directors
  • Tax consequences of trust splitting
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Business NewsSeptember 1, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

  • It’s Tax Time 2017! What you need to know about the key changes
  • What’s new for small businesses
  • Taking care of business
  • ATO protecting honest business
  • ATO
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Business NewsJune 13, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

  • The end of the financial year is coming!
  • 2017-18 Federal Budget small business measures
  • 2017-18 Federal Budget GST measures
  • Tax integrity in the Black Economy
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Business NewsMay 18, 2017IN THIS ISSUE
  • Housing affordability measures
  • Individuals
  • Small business
  • Superannuation
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Business NewsFebruary 6, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Credit and debit card debt, online selling and ride sourcing data matching
  • Simpler reporting with Single Touch Payroll
  • ‘Black Economy’ Taskforce
  • Targeted amendments to Division 7A
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Business NewsNovember 1, 2016
  • Your small business may be entitled to a lower tax rate
  • Single Touch Payroll
  • 2016 PAYG withholding schedules
  • Reminder: GST cross-border changes started 1 October 2016
  • Superannuation reform packages
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Business NewsAugust 31, 2016In this issue
  • It’s Tax Time 2016! What you need to know about the key changes
  • Simplified depreciation rules for your small business clients
  • New tax rules for property sales over $2 million
  • Division 7A
  • Tax implications for the sharing economy
  • Changes to CGT treatment for certain earnout rights
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Business NewsMay 29, 2016In this issue
  • The end of the financial year is coming!
  • 2016-17 Federal Budget small business measures
  • Reduction in the company tax rate
  • National Innovation and Science Agenda measures expanded
  • 2016-17 Federal Budget changes to GST and other indirect taxes
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Business NewsMay 12, 2016In this issue
  • The 2016-17 Federal Budget
  • Budget measures affecting individuals and families
  • Small business measures
  • Changes to superannuation
  • Changes to GST and other indirect taxes
  • Changes to tax administration
  • Large business and international tax measures
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Business NewsFebruary 2, 2016In this issue
  • Small business fix-it squads
  • Work-related car expenses, third party reporting and other measures – amendments now law
  • FBT updates
  • GST
  • Accessing business profits through an interposed partnership with a private company partner - TA 2015/4
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Business BulletinNovember 2, 2015In this issue
  • More small business tax measures are now law
  • Small business tax measures – regulatory costs
  • Work-related car expenses, third party reporting and other measures - amending Bill introduced
  • Wine Equalisation Tax rebate – possible changes
  • GST determinations
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Business BulletinAugust 31, 2015In this issue
  • Small Business Budget measures now law
  • More small business Budget measures
  • Employee share schemes – proposed changes are now law
  • ATO trusts letter campaign for SMSF clients
  • ATO focus on rental property deductions
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Business BulletinJuly 1, 2015In this issue
  • The end of the financial year is near
  • 2015-16 Federal Budget Small Business Package
  • Measures encouraging new businesses
  • Single Touch Payroll
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
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Business BulletinFebruary 14, 2015In this issue
  • Removing tax impediments to certain business structures
  • Dabbling in Bitcoin? What’s the ‘tax’ story?
  • Employee Share Scheme changes
  • GST treatment of ATM service fees, credit card and debit card surcharges - GSTR 2014/2
  • What’s the ATO’s view of GST and crowd funding?
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Business BulletinNovember 9, 2014In this issue
  • Repeal of measures affecting small businesses that were to be funded by the mining tax
  • Employee share scheme changes
  • Revised Superannuation guarantee charge percentages
  • Now is the time to prepare for SuperStream
  • Do you have an FBT lodgement obligation?
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Business BulletinSeptember 12, 2014In this issue
  • Repeal of measures affecting businesses that were to be funded by the MRRT
  • Have you relied on tax measures that are not going to become law?
  • Do you properly characterise receipts from property development in your trust?
  • Farm Management Deposits
  • Effective life of depreciating assets from 1 July 2014 - TR 2014/4
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Business BulletinFebruary 9, 2014In this issue
  • Announced un-enacted Measures
  • MRRT and Carbon Tax repeals and associated changes
  • Getting the company loss carry-back tax offset right
  • ATO contacting businesses about taxable payments annual reports
  • Working on an upcoming property transaction? Check the vendor’s GST details
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Business BulletinNovember 4, 2013In this issue
  • Post-election 2013 – State of Play
  • Income tax – changes
  • Combatting “Dividend Washing”
  • Adjustment notes for GST
  • Payments of refunds of overpaid GST
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Business BulletinSeptember 10, 2013In this issue
  • Election 2013
  • ATO Compliance Focus
  • Information for Businesses and Contractors in the Building and Construction Industry
  • Combatting “dividend washing”
  • Annual Pay As You Go (PAYG) Instalments
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Business BulletinJune 5, 2013In this issue
  • The end of the financial year is coming!
  • Small business tax concessions and scrip for scrip roll-over strengthened
  • Company loss carry-back
  • Rules against Tax Avoidance
  • Capital allowances – other machinery and equipment repair and maintenance assets
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Business BulletinFebruary 14, 2013In this issue
  • Change of Tax Commissioner
  • 2013 Federal Election
  • Restructuring your business – removing income tax impediments
  • Cutting the company tax rate – no conclusion
  • Rules against Tax Avoidance
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Business BulletinNovember 19, 2012In this issue
  • Individual Income Tax Rates – Withholding Obligations
  • Living Away From Home Allowance
  • Company Loss Carry-Back Measure
  • Refunding Excess GST
  • Tax and GST Compliance for SMEs
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Business BulletinSeptember 7, 2012In this issue
  • Tax Time 2012 – ATO Compliance Program;
  • Loss Carry-Back for Small Business;
  • Living-Away-From-Home Allowance Changes;
  • Superannuation Changes;
  • Anti-Avoidance Provisions in flux;
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Business BulletinJune 2, 2012In this issue
  • 30 June is around the corner
  • Tax Changes affecting Small businesses
  • CGT Changes
  • Changes to the timing of Trust resolutions
  • Living-Away-From-Home Allowance changes
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Business BulletinFebruary 1, 2012In this issue
  • Superannuation Changes
  • Various changes announced in Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12
  • Changes to the taxation treatment of the living-away-from-home allowance
  • Changes to the income tax law affecting consolidated groups
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Business BulletinNovember 1, 2011In this issue:
  • Taxing carbon
  • GST financial supply rules to be simplified
  • Roy Morgan and the Superannuation Guarantee Charge
  • Dealings in incorporated professional practices
  • Reporting taxable payments for building and construction industry contractors
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Business BulletinSeptember 1, 2011In this issue:
  • ATO compliance program 2011/12:
    target areas
  • Taxing carbon
  • Managing tax debts
  • Proposed not-for-profit reforms
  • Car fringe benefits rules changed
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Business BulletinAugust 1, 2011Taxation of trusts: Update

The tax laws have been changed to address a number of uncertainties and longstanding problems with the taxation of trusts, enabling the streaming of capital gains and franked distributions to beneficiaries for tax purposes, as well as introducing targeted anti-avoidance rules.

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Business BulletinJuly 1, 2011 In This Issue
  • Year-end planning
  • Factors to consider from a business perspective
  • Estate planning
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Business BulletinNovember 1, 2010In This issue
  • Unpaid present entitlements – final practice statement released
  • Research & Development Bill
  • Taxation of Earnouts
  • Primary production trusts
  • Superannuation
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Business BulletinJune 1, 2010In this issue
Federal Budget round-up for business
Henry Report Read more
Business BulletinFebruary 1, 2010In this issue
  • ATO attack on trusts and unpaid present entitlements continues
  • Lifestyle assets and Division 7A
  • Tax Agent Services Regime
  • FBT time again
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Business BulletinNovember 1, 2009In This Issue
  • Trusts and unpaid present entitlements
  • Corporate losses – can I use them?
  • Employee share schemes – will I be able to defer my taxing point?
  • ATO Change Program – the ATO shut down
  • Paid Parental Leave – impact on employers
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Business BulletinFebruary 1, 2009In This Issue
  • Tax strategies for tough times
  • PAYG instalment relief
  • Investment allowance boost
  • Keeping on top of FBT
  • Super changes impacting SMSFs
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