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What the ATO is doing to support small businesses

On 17 October 2019, Second Commissioner, Andrew Mills, addressed the Tax Institute’s 2019 Tasmanian State Convention outlining what the ATO Read More

Have you missed the STP start date?

Small employers had until 30 September to start reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP). There are 3 options if you Read More

Get your PAYG withholding obligations right

All businesses, including not-for-profits, are now required to meet their PAYG withholding obligations before they can claim deductions for payments Read More

Withholding for employee shares

Does your company have an employee share scheme (ESS)? If it does, you will have withholding obligations. See this link Read More

Are you changing your business structure?

If you are changing your business structure (eg from a sole trader to a company), you will need to apply Read More

Working out if you have to pay super

An ATO factsheet provides a useful reminder about when you have to make contributions under the superannuation guarantee (SG) scheme. Read More

Disclosure of business tax debts

The ATO can now disclose tax debt information of businesses to registered credit reporting bureaus (CRBs), but only if certain Read More

7 tips to stay smart online and avoid cybercrime

As part of Stay Smart Online week (in early October), the ATO published some useful tips about improving online safety. Read More

Top 4 weird tax time excuses

31 October is, of course, the due date for individual tax returns where you don’t use a registered tax agent Read More

Key tax dates

Date Obligation 21 November 2019 –       Lodge and pay October 2019 monthly BAS 28 November 2019 –       Lodge and pay Read More

Expanding accelerated depreciation

It’s Tax Time again! This edition of our newsletter outlines some tax changes for 2018-19 that should be considered by Read More

Increasing access to company losses: ‘Similar business test’

Most businesses will be familiar with the ‘same business test”. However, from 1 March 2019, there is also a more Read More