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The New Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

On 24 May 2018, the Government announced a one-off, 12-month amnesty (the Amnesty), and introduced legislation into Parliament, which allows non-complying employers to self-correct any unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) amounts dating back to 1992. This...

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Post Budget Observations

The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, delivered his third Federal Budget on 8 May 2018. The detailed tax measures contained in the 2018–19 Federal Budget are set out in our comprehensive Budget Summary which is available here. The detail of each of the Budget...

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Tax law trailing behind Bitcoin

  The recent news cycle has extensively followed the astronomical growth — and the odd sharp dip — in the value of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency phenomenon. With an unprecedented level of public interest in Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency, it...

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Dormant companies and the new franking rules

There are significant changes to the rate at which a company franks its distributions from 1 July 2016 … do you know the rate at which a dormant company should be franking its distributions? A company may be dormant because it previously carried on a business and...

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Single Touch Payroll [Infographic]

  The Government has proposed to extend mandatory Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting to small employers (fewer than 20 employees) from 1 July 2019. In early 2017, the ATO conducted a pilot program, which tested how STP impacts small employers. This...

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