Practice Update – June 2024

Practice Update – June 2024

ATO’s three focus areas this tax time The ATO will be taking a close look this ‘tax time’ at the following common errors made by taxpayers: Work related expenses: Taxpayers using the ‘revised fixed rate method’ of calculating a working...
Practice Update – May 2024

Practice Update – May 2024

Government warns of ‘malicious’ myGov scammers The Government has urged Australians to be vigilant regarding scammers who target ATO log-in details to commit tax fraud. The ATO has received a large number of reports of scammers using fake myGov sites to...
Practice Update – November 2023

Practice Update – November 2023

Tax issues for businesses that have received a support payment  Taxpayers who have received a government support grant or payment recently to help their business recover from COVID-19 or a natural disaster should check if they need to include the payment in their...
Practice Update – September 2023

Practice Update – September 2023

Appointing an SMSF auditor The ATO reminds SMSF trustees that they need to appoint an approved SMSF auditor for each income year, no later than 45 days before they need to lodge their SMSF annual return. An SMSF’s audit must be finalised before the trustees lodge...
Practice Update – August 2023

Practice Update – August 2023

Claiming GST credits for employee expense reimbursements  Employers may be entitled to claim GST input tax credits for payments they have made to reimburse employees for expenses that are directly related to their business activities.    A...
Practice Update – July 2023

Practice Update – July 2023

Court penalises AMP $24 million for charging deceased customers  The Federal Court has found that four companies that are or were part of the AMP Group breached the law when charging life insurance premiums and advice fees from the superannuation accounts of more...