Posted by Team AVS on 6 Apr, 2021 0 Comments
When you sell or otherwise dispose of real estate, the time of the event (when you make a capital gain or loss) is usually when one of the following occurs:
You enter into the contract (the date on the contract), not when you settle. The fact that a contract is subject to a condition, such as finance approval, generally doesn't affect this date.
The change of ownership occurs if there is no contract – such as when a property passes to a b
Posted by Team AVS on 25 Mar, 2021 0 Comments
Government agencies regularly access data contained in the ABN registration, and where this is not up-to-date the taxpayer may be missing out on stimulus measures, grants, and other government support.
This became painfully evident during the 2019-20 bushfires, and is now re-surfacing during COVID-19 when it was found that a concerning amount of ABN data was out-of-date.
The ATO and the Australian Business Register are making efforts to rem
Posted by Team AVS on 16 Mar, 2021 0 Comments
A lump sum payment in arrears is a payment you may receive that relates to earlier income years. The tax offset that can be utilised with these sorts of payments works to alleviate the problem of a taxpayer being expected to pay more tax in a year when a lump sum of back payments is received — where they would be disadvantaged by paying more tax than if the income had been spread over several income years.
The general rule is that employment
Posted by Team AVS on 4 Mar, 2021 0 Comments
The ATO knows that many business owners naturally help themselves to their trading stock and use it for their own purposes.
This common practice can occur in businesses such as butchers, bakers, corner stores, cafes and more.
It regularly issues guidance for business owners on the value it expects will be allocated to goods taken from trading stock for private use. The table below shows these values for the 2019-20 income year.
Posted by Team AVS on 19 Feb, 2021 0 Comments
Not every individual situation fits neatly with the tax laws as they stand — sometimes a taxable item’s known value (and therefore the tax that applies to it) may need to be determined.
Many tax laws require the taxpayer to determine the market value of something. Common instances include:
for individuals – transfers of real estate or shares between related parties, such as family members
for employees – non-cash benefit transact
Posted by Team AVS on 8 Feb, 2021 0 Comments
The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme was passed into law in mid-November 2020. JobMaker was part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, and will operate until 6 October 2021. It is designed to improve the prospects of young individuals getting employment, by incentivising employers to hire them, following the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the labour market.
The scheme will be backdated to commence on 7 October 2020 and provide eligible employers with
Posted by Team AVS on 15 Jan, 2021 0 Comments
Businesses wanting to claim CGT concessions for active assets may find hope in a recent Full Federal Court decision on a long-contested vacant land case.
In 2007, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) ruled that vacant land on which two shipping containers had been placed for storing business records did not qualify as an “active asset” for the purposes of the CGT small business concessions.
The AAT said that it could not accept tha
Posted by Team AVS on 23 Dec, 2020 0 Comments
Interest is a common deduction claimed by taxpayers. Generally, interest is seen as being inherently deductible where it is incurred in gaining or producing assessable income.
An established factor from court cases is that the deductibility of interest depends on the purpose of and use of borrowing the principal. Interest expenses will not be deductible where money is used for a purpose that does not produce income, even if the money is borrow
Posted by Team AVS on 11 Dec, 2020 0 Comments
The last Federal Budget carried with it a number of tax changes that were designed to assist the Australian economy recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the changes announced was the temporary re-introduction of the loss carry back rules for corporate tax entities (it was previously briefly in force for 2012-13). The ability to carry a loss backwards simply means that a loss incurred in one year can be, effectively, claimed
Posted by Team AVS on 2 Dec, 2020 0 Comments
The Federal Budget measure of allowing businesses to fully write-off eligible assets is a boon to Australian businesses, even though the measure is temporary. Just to recap, businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $5 billion will be able to deduct the full cost of eligible capital assets acquired from 7:30pm AEDT on 6 October 2020 (Budget night) and first used or installed by 30 June 2022.
“Full expensing” in the year of fi
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