Small business CGT concessions

Small business CGT concessions

Businesses receive four different types of concessions on top of CGT exemptions and rollovers which are available to everyone. These allow businesses to disregard or defer some or all of the capital gains from an active asset which is used in the business. The four additional concessions include: 15-year exemption: If the business has owned…

Claiming your tax deductions

Claiming your tax deductions

There are different types of deductions that individuals can claim to reduce their taxable income. Work-related expenses In order to claim work-related tax deductions, the expenses must have to meet three criteria. Firstly, all the expenses have to be paid by the individual, without being reimbursed by the employer. Secondly, they must be directly related…

How are investments taxed

How are investments taxed?

Investment income needs to be included when conducting tax returns. This includes any income acquired through interest, dividends, rent, managed funds distributions, and capital gains. The income yielded from investments is taxed at a marginal tax rate. Individuals are able to claim deductions for the cost of buying, managing, and selling an investment. However, the…

Tax relief for individuals

Tax relief for individuals

The Federal Budget for 2020 announced personal and business tax relief through various tax cuts. The legislation was approved by parliament meaning that individuals and businesses will be paying less tax, and have more money to invest and spend into the economy. For individuals, the government has brought forward tax cuts which were initially planned…

Basics of fringe benefits tax

Basics of fringe benefits tax

What are fringe benefits? Employees may opt to make an agreement with their employers that provides them with fringe benefit ‘payments’ in a form other than salary or wages. There are various types of fringe benefits: Employees being able to use work car for private use Discounted loans Paying an employee’s gym membership Providing entertainment…

Lower taxes for businesses and individuals

Lower taxes for businesses and individuals

The Budget seeks to promote tax reform and simplification in an effort to support business investment and help reduce the personal income tax burden. Business Businesses are encouraged to invest with the introduction of temporary full expensing. Businesses with turnover up to $5 billion will be able to deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable…

Upskilling Australia

Upskilling Australia

The Budget highlights the government’s commitment to getting people back in jobs and upskilling Australians. The JobTrainer Fund which falls under the JobMaker Plan will support up to 340,700 free or low-fee training places in areas needed to help upskill and retrain job seekers and young people. The government will provide exemptions for employer-provided retraining…

Insolvency reforms to support small business

Insolvency reforms to support small business

The government recognises that despite support to get through the COVID-19 outbreak, not all businesses are going to remain viable. Many small businesses will have significantly increased levels of debt in order to remain in business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is introducing a number of permanent and temporary measures to expand the availability…

JobMaker Hiring Credit

JobMaker Hiring Credit

Job losses have been extensive during the COVID-19 pandemic and the JobMaker Hiring Credit will give businesses incentives to take on additional employees aged between 16 and 35 years old. Eligible employers will receive $200 a week for each new employee aged between 16 and 29. For new eligible employees aged 30 to 35, they’ll…