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ATO Crackdown! | Are You Declaring Foreign Income in Your Tax Return?

Have you been earning money overseas or have an overseas bank account that you deposit money into? Do you have assets or investments overseas? Have you been a bit naughty by “accidentally” omitting this income from your tax return? If so, this article applies to you.   What is Foreign Income? In simple terms, foreign…

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MyGov Accounts are NOT Compulsory | Here’s What You May Not Know…

As you may know, in February this year legislation came into effect that requires all employers to start reporting their payroll information through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2019. Employers have until 30 September 2019 to start reporting without needing to apply for additional time. Alternatively, here’s a quick summary: The introduction of STP…

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SRO Update for clients - residential tax

Alert: State Revenue Office Update – Residential Land Tax

Latest Notification from the State Revenue Office (SRO) due 15 January: “Notifications for vacant residential land tax and the absentee owner surcharge are due by 15 January 2019. If you made a notification last year, you only need to make a new one if your circumstances have changed.”   Vacant Residential Land Tax: “If you own a property in one of 16 council areas that was unoccupied…

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New Scams Alert | How To Protect Yourself Now!

As most of you are aware, we are now in the peak season for many ATO and Tax scams. Recently, we have been informed of two new methods that scammers are using to phish personal and financial information from their victims.   1) 3-way phone conversations Scammers are now initiating 3-way phone conversations between their…

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As Tax Time Nears….An ATO Scammer Appears!

I’m sure that most of you are aware that tax time is around the corner. But did you know that this is also a very popular time for ATO Scammers? Recently, it was National Scam Awareness Week. It came at a very convenient time reminding us to be aware and careful of threat-based impersonation scams…

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Look out! The ATO is Cracking Down – Company Cars & Fringe Benefits Tax

Do you drive a company car or own a company registered vehicle? If so, please take note of the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) updates highlighted below. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) have recently warned about tightening-up on their approach towards people who own vehicles through their businesses – particularly, employers and tradies. Even if your…

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Changes to Personal Super Contributions & Deductions

Note: This information is for people who: Make personal super contributions from their income after tax (this does not include contributions made under a salary sacrifice arrangement and compulsory super paid by your employer), and Want to claim a deduction for these contributions.   Since the 1st July 2017, the eligibility rules for claiming a…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – Single Touch Payroll (STP)

As of Sunday last week (1st of April, 2018), all businesses were required to count the number of current employees on their payroll. This is in preparation for the introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) updates by the 1st of July 2018. If you missed this deadline and haven’t counted your employees yet, you can base…

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PRIVACY POLICY IMPORTANT UPDATES – Are you protected?

Knox Taxation & Business Advisory, in Boronia, wishes to advise you that, as of the 22nd of February, 2018, any Australian businesses that fall (or have fallen) victim to a data breach causing a risk of serious harm to individuals, or has received a high level of media attention, must notify the Office of the…

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ATO TAX DEBT MAY AFFECT YOUR CREDIT RATING

The ATO has issued a new directive that has been in the wind for a long time – but now it’s OFFICIALLY on the table and we’d like you to know about it. Whilst you might ask us the questions about this, we can’t promise you’ll like the answers we give you, but we feel…

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