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Accessing your income statement or payment summary information online

Posted by Team AVS on 18 Apr, 2019  0 Comments

You may not receive a payment summary from your employer if they are reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP).

Your payment summary information will be available in ATO online services through myGov. It is called an 'income statement'.

If you use a registered tax agent, they will receive the information they need to complete your tax return. This has not changed.

Not all employers are reporting through STP. You will continue to get a

The tax deductions available for interest, dividends and other investment income

Posted by Team AVS on 10 Apr, 2019  0 Comments

The tax rules allow investing taxpayers to claim some deductions related to some of the expenses and costs that are generated when earning interest, receiving dividends or gaining other investment income.

Remember, interest from a bank or other financial institution is part of your assessable income for the year. Even if the funds earning the interest are not subject to tax, the interest that this money earns is.

For example, if you won som

Federal Budget 2019: What it means for you

Posted by Team AVS on 3 Apr, 2019  0 Comments


The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget has lots of goodies with few “baddies”. This was to be expected with the next federal election only weeks away and the Coalition Government trying to make up ground in the polls.

The Treasurer’s “wow” factor was a return to a budget surplus of $7.1 billion for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Without increasing taxes, the Coalition Government, if re-elected, promises to deliver on

The consequences of illegal early access to super

Posted by Team AVS on 28 Mar, 2019  0 Comments

Taking super out of any fund early, or encouraging others to do so, without meeting a condition of release, is illegal.

When talking with members, advise them to beware of promoters offering to help them withdraw their super early. These promoters claim your members can withdraw their super early and put the money towards anything they want - this is not true.

Members need to be aware there are serious consequences for withdrawing their sup

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