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Making Sense of Taxes on Money You Get Back from Your Bank

Introduction: In a perfect world, banks would always do right by us, giving good advice and being transparent. But sometimes, they mess up. When this happens, regulators step in to fix things and compensate those who get hurt. If you find yourself getting money back from your bank, you might wonder if you have to … Continue reading Making Sense of Taxes on Money You Get Back from Your Bank

The World of Stapled Super Funds

Introduction: In the world of superannuation, Stapled Super Funds have changed the game, making things simpler for employers and employees. Let’s break down what you need to know about Stapled Super Funds and how they affect your money. Understanding Stapled Super Funds: In the past, changing jobs often meant dealing with different super accounts and … Continue reading The World of Stapled Super Funds

Income Tax Exemptions for Not-for-Profit Organisations

Introduction: In the dynamic landscape of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, understanding the intricacies of income tax exemptions is crucial for financial sustainability. This blog aims to shed light on the factors that determine whether your NFP is exempt from income tax, the various types of exempt organisations, and the steps involved in assessing your eligibility. Determining … Continue reading Income Tax Exemptions for Not-for-Profit Organisations

Small Businesses Dealing with Taxes

Introduction: Running a business comes with responsibilities, and one big one is paying taxes on time. But, sometimes, small businesses face money challenges. In those times, making a plan to pay taxes over time can be a smart move. Let’s talk about when and how small businesses should think about making a tax payment plan … Continue reading Small Businesses Dealing with Taxes

Tax Benefits for Early Investments in Australian Startups

Introduction: In the world of Australian innovation, the government has rolled out special perks to encourage support for early-stage companies. One key guide in this journey is Taxation Determination TD 2023/6. This document helps investors understand what costs count when deciding if a company qualifies as an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC). Let’s break down … Continue reading Tax Benefits for Early Investments in Australian Startups

Franking Credits: A Simple Guide for Tax-Exempt Groups

Introduction: Franking credits can be a helpful perk in Australia’s tax system, lowering taxes on dividends for shareholders. But tax-exempt groups need to be careful not to lose out on franking credit refunds. In this blog post, let’s break down the tricky part of the law, subparagraph 207-122(b)(i) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 … Continue reading Franking Credits: A Simple Guide for Tax-Exempt Groups

Latest Guidance on Research and Development (R&D) Claims

Introduction: Let’s talk about recent updates from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regarding Research and Development (R&D) tax incentives. They’ve raised concerns about businesses claiming these incentives in ways that might not be fair or right. Two new alerts, TA 2023/4 and TA 2023/5, highlight specific issues—let’s break them down in simpler terms. Taxpayer Alert … Continue reading Latest Guidance on Research and Development (R&D) Claims

The new DGR endorsement measures take effect on January 1, 2024

Introduction: As we usher in the new year, 2024 brings about a significant change in the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) landscape in Australia. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is set to take on the administrative reins of four unique DGR categories, promising a more streamlined and efficient process for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations seeking endorsement. In … Continue reading The new DGR endorsement measures take effect on January 1, 2024

ATO’s Latest Values for Private Use of Trading Stock

Introduction: Business owners often use their trading stock for personal purposes, a common practice across various industries like butcheries, bakeries, cafes, and corner stores. To guide businesses, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released 2023-24 income year values for goods taken from trading stock for private use. Understanding the Basis: The ATO determines these values … Continue reading ATO’s Latest Values for Private Use of Trading Stock

Tax Troubles: What to Do When Records Go Missing

Introduction: We’ve all been there—rummaging through drawers, scouring folders, and frantically searching computer files, only to realise that our tax records are nowhere to be found. Whether it’s due to a move, a technological mishap, or the unfortunate aftermath of a natural disaster, the panic that sets in is undeniable. But fear not, for there … Continue reading Tax Troubles: What to Do When Records Go Missing