Jobkeeper Repayments – Tax Deductible

Jobkeeper Repayments – Tax Deductible?

The end of the month will see the end of the Jobkeeper payment scheme from the government. Eligible businesses who choose to voluntarily repay an amount from the Jobkeeper pay that they were given may be able to claim a tax deduction if they treated the payment correctly as assessable income. A voluntary repayment of…

Small Business Benefits or Taxable Concerns

Small Business Benefits or Taxable Concerns?

As an employee in a business, often there are perks that can come with the job. A company car, fuel money, perhaps some technology to help make things easier. Small business owners however have to be a lot more mindful of how they use the money from their business. Any money or assets that a…

Self Education Expenses

Self-Education Expenses

Individuals who partake in self-education may be able to claim a deduction for their expenses if the education is related to their work or if they receive a taxable bonded scholarship. Courses eligible for claim You are only eligible to receive a deduction if the course has a sufficient connection: To your current role and…

What you can salary package

What you can salary package

Salary packaging allows you to create a ‘package’ of income and benefits. In your salary package, you can include benefits that you would usually pay for with your income after-tax. These include fringe benefits, exempt benefits, and super. What you can include in your salary package depends on your employer and there may be tax…

What you need to know about luxury car tax

What you need to know about luxury car tax

Luxury car tax or LCT is a 33% tax on cars that have a value (including GST) above the set threshold. However, the tax is only on the value which is above the threshold. Businesses and individuals that sell or import luxury cars are required to pay LCT. You can make LCT payments in instalments…

Records you need to keep on rental properties

Records you need to keep on rental properties

When you own a rental property, keeping records is important. These will help you meet tax obligations. Generally, only individuals with their names on the title deed declare income and claim expenses. Remember that the records must be kept in English or should be easily translatable into English, and kept for a minimum period of…

The amounts you dont need to include as income

The amounts you don’t need to include as income

Amounts which are not classified as income are split into 3 categories. Exempt income This is income that you do not pay tax on, although, some exempt income may be taken into account when determining: Tax losses of earlier income years that you can deduct  Adjusted taxable income of dependants Some examples include certain Government…

Taxation of your unused leave when leaving a job

Taxation of your unused leave when leaving a job

When your job ends, whether there has been a termination of employment or redundancy you will receive a payment for unused leave. This payment will be taxed differently from your normal income. The taxation will vary depending on the reason why you left the job and any unused entitlements that have been accrued over your…