New instant asset write-off

New instant asset write-off

Print this article: Background Small business entities (SBEs) may choose to apply the simplified depreciation provisions and calculate deductions for the decline in value of their depreciating assets under Subdiv 328-D of the ITAA 1997 instead of Div 40. This requires...
Labor’s tax and superannuation policies

Labor’s tax and superannuation policies

Print this article: Note: This blog article was edited on 17/04/19 to include recent developments. Timing of election This year, Australian voters will elect members of the 46th Parliament. According to s. 28 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, an...
MYEFO 2018–2019

MYEFO 2018–2019

Print this article: On 17 December 2018, the Government released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018–19 (MYEFO). The MYEFO provides updated information on the Government’s fiscal position and includes policy decisions taken since the 2018–19 Federal Budget...
2018 Year-end Parliamentary wrap-up

2018 Year-end Parliamentary wrap-up

Print this article: That’s a wrap! Now that the Federal Parliament has risen for the summer break, this is an opportune time to take stock of the key outstanding tax and superannuation measures. According to the draft Parliamentary sittings for 2019, Parliament...
Ten-year plan for corporate tax cuts has now been fast tracked

Ten-year plan for corporate tax cuts has now been fast tracked

On 25 October 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Lower Taxes for Small and Medium Businesses) Act 2018 (the Act) received Royal Assent as Act No. 134 of 2018. The Act amends various taxation Acts to accelerate: the reduction of the corporate tax rate for corporate tax...
Some movement on Div 7A … at last!

Some movement on Div 7A … at last!

Print this article: Some movement on Div 7A … at last! On 22 October 2018, the Treasury released a consultation paper titled Targeted amendments to the Division 7A integrity rules. The paper sets out the Government’s proposed implementation of the amendments to...