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SMSF return due date extended

January 22, 2018

The Tax Office has extended to 30 June 2018 the due date for lodging self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for the 2016-17 income year. Thomson Reuters Weekly Tax Bulletin (Issue 3, 19 January 2018) reported that the ATO made this decision in recognition of the major choices that SMSF trustees need to make in this first financial year of […]

SMSF return due date extended

SMSF return due date extended

The Tax Office has extended to 30 June 2018 the due date for lodging self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for the 2016-17 income year. Thomson Reuters Weekly Tax Bulletin (Issue 3, 19 January 2018) reported that the ATO made this decision in recognition of the major choices that SMSF trustees need to make in this first financial year of […] … Read More

Are you tax-ready in 2018?

Are you tax-ready in 2018?

Did you know that most landlords can no longer claim a deduction for travel costs connected with an investment property? So that trip to the Gold Coast to inspect your rental unit is no longer deductible. There are also restrictions on claiming depreciation on second-hand assets used in a rental property. There are exceptions, in […] … Read More

Infographic: reach BEPS success

Infographic: reach BEPS success

A global Thomson Reuters survey has found low levels of confidence among tax executives about how prepared their systems and processes are for the new BEPS regime. With mistakes being costly, around $525,000 in fines costly, Australian businesses cannot risk a late lodgement to the ATO. Download the full infographic here and learn what best-practice BEPS […] … Read More

2017 – another big year in tax! Just look at what WTB covered

2017 – another big year in tax! Just look at what WTB covered

Tax professionals know that 2017 has been another big year in tax. Are there any other kind of tax years other than big ones, you might ask!  Clearly not! The proof of all of this comes from the Thomson Reuters Weekly Tax Bulletin: In 2017, WTB reported over 1,800 tax, superannuation and related developments. This includes […] … Read More

35 tax and related Bills stuck in Parliamentary logjam

35 tax and related Bills stuck in Parliamentary logjam

Federal Parliament might have gone for the year, but there are a substantial number of tax and related Bills that are still before Parliament in respect of which debate will not resume until 2018. They include some important amendments affecting a wide range of taxpayers. Issue 52 of Thomson Reuters 2017 Weekly Tax Bulletin lists 35 such […] … Read More

Outstanding draft tax legislation adds to Government’s “to do” list

Outstanding draft tax legislation adds to Government’s “to do” list

Federal Parliament already has a lot on its tax legislation plate for 2018, and that will only be added to by the finalisation of draft tax legislation into Bills in Parliament. Currently, there is a backlog of important draft legislation awaiting finalisation, including: Controversial GST amendments proposing to give effect to the Government’s 2017-18 Budget […] … Read More