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Tax office to double audits of dodgy rental deductions

Posted by Team AVS on 26 Apr, 2019  0 Comments

Rental property owners are being warned to ensure their claims are correct this tax time, as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announces it will double the number of audits scrutinising rental deductions.
In the 2017–18 financial year, more than 2.2 million Australians claimed over $47 billion in deductions.
Assistant Commissioner Gavin Siebert says that this year, the ATO has made rental deductions a top priority. “A random sample of

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

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