ATO natural disaster relief

The ATO offers a range of support for taxpayers affected by natural disasters. To find out more about relief for those affected by bushfires, including an automatic lodgement extension in identified impacted postcodes, please click here To find out more about relief for drought-stricken farmers, including instant asset write-off, immediate deductions for fodder storage assets…

SMSF investment strategy – action required

Throughout 2020, SMSF auditors are expected to focus on specific details and evidence around a fund’s investment strategy. It is important for SMSF Trustees to review their investment strategy to ensure that it meets requirements. To read a useful summary by The SMSF Advisor, please click here. For assistance in reviewing your investment strategy or…

Towards zero interest rates (and what it means for you)

With the RBA widely tipped to reduce interest rates again to historic lows, we share an interesting article by Easton Wealth economist Emmanuel Calligeris. Australia and World Volatility The ongoing trade war between the US and China has dominated financial market movements recently. The last two trading months have seen increased market volatility. In July,…

ATO sets its sights on undisclosed foreign income

Do you have any amounts of offshore income you haven’t declared to the ATO – perhaps interest from a foreign bank account? Even if it seems like a small amount, you must declare it. International data-sharing arrangements are making your overseas financial affairs increasingly transparent, so don’t get caught out. The ATO is reminding taxpayers…

Are you underpaying your staff?

Woolworths is the latest company to facing a fallout from the underpayment of staff. In what is believed to be the largest remediation of its kind, Woolworths have stated that they have underpaid 5,700 salaried team members with remediation expected to be in the range of $200m to $300m (before tax). We cannot overstate the…