Posted by Team AVS on 7 Apr, 2020 0 Comments
The government announced at the end of March a further massive subsidy for businesses to help them retain employees so they are ready to get back to business when the current coronavirus issues subside. The new subsidy is called a JobKeeper payment.
The key things to note about this are:
The payment will be made to eligible employers for eligible employees. The payment will be $1,500 per fortnight per employee for a period of six month
Posted by Team AVS on 26 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
Amid fears of coronavirus and its impact on Individuals and Businesses, the Australian Government has announced the Second economic stimulus package on 22.03.2020 in order to provide relief to Australian citizens and their businesses in form of Cash flow support and various taxation reliefs.
Please find below the brief summary of key measures adopted.
1. Boosting cash flow for employers
The Government is providing up to $10
Posted by Team AVS on 20 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
If an Australian resident is considering selling property, they should apply for an ATO clearance certificate. If a property vendor does not apply for a clearance certificate and present it to the purchaser, the purchaser is required to withhold 12.5% of the purchase price for CGT purposes on properties that have a market value of $750,000 or more.
The legislation, which applies from 1 July 2017, aims to make sure foreign resident property ven
Posted by Team AVS on 10 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
For some employees, sacrificing part or all of their salary to a complying superannuation fund is a great way to boost retirement savings. But two recent changes may affect your obligations as their employer.
These changes, effective from 1 January 2020, relate to how you work out your superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations when an employee makes super contributions by salary sacrificing. The changes are:
The amount your employee sacr
Posted by Team AVS on 2 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
A new law allows the ATO to report tax debt information to credit reporting bureaus in certain circumstances. What could this mean for clients with outstanding debts?
Taxpayers whose information may to be disclosed to CRBs must be within the class of entity declared in a legislative instrument made by the Treasurer. Having a legislative instrument as the implementation vehicle (rather than legislation) gives t
Posted by Team AVS on 21 Feb, 2020 0 Comments
To be a complying fund and receive the tax concessions we all associate with super, an SMSF – like all superannuation funds –must be classified as an Australian superannuation fund. Yet this definition becomes more complicated to meet when SMSF members move overseas. When this happens, trustees need to know what, if any, action they need to take to make sure their fund remains compliant.
Section 42 of the Superann
Posted by Team AVS on 3 Feb, 2020 0 Comments
The First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme was introduced a couple of years ago with an aim to reduce pressure on housing affordability. The scheme allows eligible taxpayers to save money for their first home inside the superannuation system. The government says this concessionally taxed environment will help first home buyers save faster.
How it works
Under the scheme, a taxpayer can make voluntary concessional and non-concessional contributio
Posted by Team AVS on 21 Jan, 2020 0 Comments
How you get your end of financial year information from your employer showing your earnings for the year (also known as a payment summary or income statement) depends on how your employer reports your income, tax and super information to ATO. You will be provided with either:
An income statement – if your employer reports your income, tax and super information to us through Single Touch Payroll (STP) they are no longer required to give you
Posted by Team AVS on 7 Jan, 2020 0 Comments
The purpose of a trust is to separate the legal and beneficial ownership of assets. The legal ownership of the asset rests with the trustee. The beneficiaries benefit from the income that flows from the assets. A trust is not a legal entity. It is best described as a legal “relationship” that is controlled by the trustee of the trust under the terms of the trust deed.
The trustee is the controlling mind of the
Posted by Team AVS on 24 Dec, 2019 0 Comments
There is a simple step that many businesses can take to better manage the risk that can attach to certain assets
Not so many years ago, a new scheme was introduced, which also established a national register, that could affect anyone who answers “yes” to any of the following scenarios — are you in business, and do you:
sell goods on retention of title terms?
hire, rent or lease out goods?
buy or sell valuable second-hand goods or
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