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Economic response to the Coronavirus

The Government has announced its economic response to the Coronavirus in the form of a $17.6 billion economic stimulus package. The package has been marketed as a measure to protect the economy by maintaining confidence, supporting investment and keeping people in their jobs. It is expected that an appropriate package of Bills (which will provide […]

Legislative changes affecting property

A large number of Acts and Regulations have been enacted by the Australian Government which impacted the property Industry. Here is a quick summary of legislative changes since 2017.   Foreign resident capital gains withholding regime Starting from 1 July 2017, purchasers of certain taxable Australian property (contract price above $750,000) are liable to pay […]

Tax Implications on the relationship broken down

Nowadays, more and more people prefer to stay in a defacto relationship with their partners instead of getting married. As a result, starting from 2009, parties with eligible defacto relationship which has broken down are allowed to apply to the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court to have financial matters determined in the same […]

Uber vs Taxis

While Uber services are being more and more popular in our life, the tax issues related to Uber services have also raised people attention. There are doubts about the GST treatment for service providers and the FBT treatment for employers. This article will discuss related tax policies, issues and what are the treatment for each […]

The Government’s income tax cuts have been passed by the Senate – How much we can save?

Senate crossbenchers Jacqui Lambie and the Centre Alliance confirmed their support on Thursday morning, clearing the path for the new laws, which independent Cory Bernardi has long supported. This year: Modest cuts for most Australians Modest tax cuts are available to millions of Australians almost immediately. People earning between about $21,000 and up to $126,000 in […]

Increasing and Extending the Instant Asset Write-Off

  On 6 April 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing and Extending the Instant Asset Write-Off) Bill 2019 (the Act) received Royal Assent as Act No. 51 of 2019.   The Bill was originally introduced proposed to give effect to the Government’s announcement of 29 January 2019 that: the instant asset write-off for small business […]

Individual Rates of Tax – 2018/19

Resident Individual Non-resident Individual Low-income Thresholds – Individual Low-income Thresholds – Families Medicare Levy Surcharge Dependent (Invalid and Carer) Tax Offsets Note, the ATO generally refers to this offset as the Invalid and Invalid Carer Tax Offset to avoid the impression that it may be claimed in respect of any dependant of a taxpayer. Notionally Retained Dependent […]