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ATO focus on rental property income and deductions

Posted by Team AVS on 2 Aug, 2022  0 Comments

Income and tax deductions from rental properties is one of the four key areas that the ATO is focusing on this Tax Time.


The ATO receives rental income data from a range of sources including sharing economy platforms, rental bond authorities, property management software providers, and state and territory revenue and land title authorities. The amount of data the ATO accesses grows each year, making it easier and f

STP year-end finalisations… due soon!

Posted by Team AVS on 9 Jul, 2022  0 Comments

Employers need to make STP finalisation declarations by 14 July each year. As your registered agent, we can assist you in this important, upcoming process.

If you have 20 or more employees, you should be reporting closely-held (related) payees each pay day along with arms-length employees. The finalisation due date for closely-held payees is 30 September each year.

A ”closely-held (related) payee” is an individual directly related to th

Get ready for super changes from 1 July

Posted by Team AVS on 24 Jun, 2022  0 Comments

As the new financial year approaches, there are changes to who is eligible for super and how much you need to pay.

From 1 July 2022, employees can be eligible for super guarantee (SG), regardless of how much they earn. This is because the $450 per month eligibility threshold for when SG is paid is being removed. You only need to pay super for workers under 18 when they work more than 30 hours in a week.

An employee’s eligibility for SG i

Four priorities for the ATO this Tax Time

Posted by Team AVS on 24 Jun, 2022  0 Comments

In the middle of May, the ATO announced that there will be four focus areas on their radar during Tax Time 2022 – record-keeping, work-related expenses, rental property income and deductions, and capital gains from crypto assets. It is reminding taxpayers that there are three golden rules when claiming a deduction:

You must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
If the expense is for a mix of income-producing and private u

Six super strategies to consider before 30 June

Posted by Team AVS on 23 Jun, 2022  0 Comments

With the end of financial year (EOFY) fast approaching, now is a great time to boost your superannuation savings and potentially save on tax. Below are six superannuation strategies to consider before 30 June 2022.
Tip 1 – Use the carry forward concessional contribution rules
If you want to make up for lost time and make extra contributions to top up your superannuation balance, you may be able to use the carry forward concessional contributi

30 June Tax Planning

Posted by Team AVS on 2 Jun, 2022  0 Comments

As we move towards the end of the 2021/22 financial year, there are a number of year-end income tax planning opportunities that may be available to optimise your tax position.

Temporary full expensing

Are you contemplating asset and equipment purchases? If so, consider getting in before 1 July to take advantage of temporary full expensing (TFE).

TFE supports businesses and encourages investment, as eligible businesses can claim an immedi

Don’t double dip your deductions this tax time

Posted by Team AVS on 27 May, 2022  0 Comments

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding people not to make the mistake of double dipping their deductions in their tax return this year.

Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh explained “Around 8.4 million Australians claimed nearly $19.8 billion in work-related expenses in 2021. That’s a lot of deductions so we want to make sure you get it right the first time. It’s important you claim what you’re entitled to – no more, no less.

What you should know about the six member SMSFs

Posted by Team AVS on 14 May, 2022  0 Comments

Since the SMSF member limits recently increased from four to six, larger families may be considering having one large superannuation fund for all family members.

Interestingly, recent ATO statistics tell us that the SMSF population comprises of 24% single member funds and 69% two member funds and the balance are three-member funds (3%) and four-member funds (4%). These statistics indicate that more than 93% of SMSFs have two members or less, s

Why super can help save for your retirement

Posted by Team AVS on 5 May, 2022  0 Comments

Superannuation is an investment vehicle specifically designed to help you save for retirement – this is one of the key reasons why you should take an interest in your superannuation. Whether you’re employed, self-employed or even nearing retirement, it’s never too late to build up your superannuation to boost your retirement savings.

Concessional tax environment

Superannuation provides tax concessions on superannuation contributions a

How to support the charity of your choice while claiming a tax deduction

Posted by Team AVS on 28 Apr, 2022  0 Comments

With Australians expected to make significant charitable donations to support flood-impacted areas, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is urging taxpayers to make sure that if they want to claim a deduction in their tax return for a donation they have made, it meets the criteria to be tax-deductible.

Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh said, “We know Aussies are very charitable and after the recent floods, we are expecting to see a lot of donat

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