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Areas of concern for SMSF trustees

Areas of concern for SMSF trustees

If you are the trustee of one of the approximately 577,000 SMSFs in Australia at the moment, there are some areas the ATO wants you to pay particular attention to including the sole-purpose test, the in-house asset rules, unlawful schemes and arrangements, and...
Beware of clothing deductions this tax time

Beware of clothing deductions this tax time

Beware of work-related clothing and laundry expense claims this tax time, the ATO is cracking down on individuals making unsubstantiated and exaggerated claims. It has reminded taxpayers that only uniform, protective or occupation-specific clothing that you are...
Downsize to boost your super

Downsize to boost your super

From 1 July 2018, people aged 65 or over will be able to make additional non-concessional contributions of up to $300,000 from downsizing their home subject to certain conditions. This is in addition to the concessional and non-concessional contribution caps. However,...
Tax time focus areas for individuals

Tax time focus areas for individuals

Tax time has come around for another year, and this year the ATO is focusing on “other” work-related expense deductions and work-related car expenses.  It says taxpayer must remember that they are not automatically entitled to claim standard deductions and that all...