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Hired a “contractor” who is really an employee? There are consequences.

Written on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 by Steve Burnham. From the website Taxpayers Australia. If your business is looking to put on more staff, first of all: congratulations. But secondly, a warning. The engagement status of workers is an important distinction – whether they are employees or independent contractors – and has consequences that can get…

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2015/16 Federal Budget

Download the NTAA Federal Budget (PDF) This analysis includes: Changes effective Budget Night – 7.30pm (AEST) 12 May 2015 Changes effective 1 July 2015 (i.e., 2015/16 income year) Changes effective 1 July 2016 (i.e., 2016/17 income year) FBT announcements Other budget announcements

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The ATO are becoming more strict on under-reported income

ATO new credit and debit card matching project. Have you disclosed all of your income correctly?  Don’t wait until 30th June to rectify any anomalies. Contractors and Sub-contractors are being targeted in a new crackdown by the ATO, and they will be cross-matching businesses and payments between those of whom have worked for one another. The…

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Change of Government means new rules!

What does the future of Tax and Superannuation hold? If there’s one thing that’s certain, there will be change, if it hasn’t already happened.  The Coalition Government outlined the following proposed changes during the 2013 election: Withdrawal of the former Government’s proposal to remove the statutory formula method for both salary-sacrificed and employer-provided car fringe benefits.…

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Changes for the 2013 year

PLEASE BE AWARE There has been a lot of promotion and misunderstanding about the tax free threshold being lifted from $6,000 to $18,000. For the year ending 2012, the effective tax free threshold was $16,000 for lower income earners due to application of the low income offset. Even though the tax free threshold has increased…

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Federal Budget – What it means for you

Changes will be made to the way excess concessional contributions will be taxed making contributions to super… if you are 50 and over you will be able to make deductible contributions of up to $35,000 (up from $25,000) in the 2013-14 income year and thereafter. if you are 50 or over access to the higher…

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