Tag Archives: SMSF

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

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

The Ultimate Super Gift for Yourself this Christmas

Introduction: The holiday season is upon us, and while gifts under the tree are delightful, have you considered giving yourself a gift that keeps on giving? Picture this: a super gift that not only doesn’t cost a thing but sets the stage for a financially secure future. Intrigued? Let’s talk about the ultimate super gift … Continue reading The Ultimate Super Gift for Yourself this Christmas

Planning for the Future

Introduction: As we celebrate my one-year birthday, let’s delve into a crucial topic for everyone, especially as we age: planning for cognitive decline. In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death, and it’s essential to be prepared for a time when you may not have the capacity to make important legal or medical … Continue reading Planning for the Future

Wonderland for Your Holiday Home

Introduction: Owning a holiday home can be a dream come true for many Australians, providing a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, when it comes to tax time, holiday homeowners need to navigate the rules surrounding deductions accurately. This blog aims to shed light on the key considerations and questions to … Continue reading Wonderland for Your Holiday Home

Australians will save time and money by using digital statutory declarations

Australia has just made a significant change in how people officially declare things, waving goodbye to traditional pen-and-paper methods. Led by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, a new law has been passed, making it possible for Australians to use digital execution, electronic signatures, and video-link witnessing for Commonwealth statutory declarations. This move towards digitization is a response … Continue reading Australians will save time and money by using digital statutory declarations

Superannuation Compliance: Understanding the 2022-23 Results

Introduction: Let’s take a closer look at the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) efforts to make sure employers follow the rules for super guarantee (SG) payments in the 2022-23 financial year. This blog will break down what employers need to do, what the results show, and share some interesting stories from the year. Overview of SG … Continue reading Superannuation Compliance: Understanding the 2022-23 Results

Time’s Running Out: Get Relief for Late Taxes!

Introduction: Hey there small business owners! The clock is ticking on a great chance to fix your late tax filings. Lots of businesses have already taken advantage, and now it’s your turn! Let’s break down what this Lodgment Penalty Amnesty is about and why you should act fast. Who Can Benefit: If your business is … Continue reading Time’s Running Out: Get Relief for Late Taxes!

Your Easy Guide to Peace of Mind

Securing the future of your superannuation is a crucial aspect of financial planning. Understanding the ins and outs of beneficiary nominations ensures that your hard-earned money ends up in the right hands. Let’s break down the different types of nominations and what to do if you haven’t made one or if it’s deemed invalid. Types … Continue reading Your Easy Guide to Peace of Mind