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2019-20 BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT

Being an election year it wasn't surprising the Federal Budget announcement on 2 April 2019 provided a lot in the way of tax relief through increases in various tax offsets, increases in tax brackets and reductions in marginal rates of tax. As has become typical in past budget announcements the major tax relief announcements...
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Deemed Dividend Rules: New 10 year loan model

Division 7A is a long-standing tax integrity measure that treats certain payments by private companies to shareholders or their associates as unfranked "dividends" for tax purposes. Those deemed dividends are then assessable income of the recipient and taxed at the recipient's marginal tax rate.

Current laws include an important exception to these rules:...

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Labor Election Policies

Given the likelihood of a change of Government in the upcoming election

we look at Labor's well-publicised policies of negative gearing restrictions, reduction of the CGT discount, and ending excess dividend imputation. These policies are wide-ranging and may affect a broad group of taxpayers including individuals, retirees and SMSFs.


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Dealing With An Excess Super Contributions Determination

Just when most people thought they had finalised their income tax obligations for 2017-18, the ATO has begun issuing determinations for individuals who exceeded their concessional super contributions cap. Concessional contributions include all employer contributions, such as the 9.5% superannuation guarantee and salary sacrifice contributions, and personal contributions for which a deduction has been...

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