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July 2024

The personal income tax cuts legislated to commence on 1 July 2024 will be realigned and redistributed under a proposal released by the Federal Government. After much speculation, the Government has announced that they will amend the legislated Stage 3 tax cuts scheduled to commence on 1 July 2024. This will mean that more Australian […]

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July 2024

Will 2024-25 be another year of volatility or a return to stability? Personal tax & super As you would be aware (at least we hope so after a $40m public education campaign), the personal income tax cuts came into effect on 1 July 2024. At the same time, the superannuation guarantee (SG) rate increased by

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Closing Loopholes: Sham Arrangements

  Independent contractors can be individuals, partnerships, trusts, companies, or other entities that provide services to others for a fee. Where independent contractors are individuals who carry out work for a business, there can sometimes be uncertainty about whether the contractor is, in fact, an employee of that business. To avoid this uncertainty and future

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July 2024

The controversial case of the taxpayer who claimed a loss on their home A decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has the tax world in a flurry after the Tribunal found in favour of a taxpayer who sold the apartment she lived in for a loss, then claimed the $265,935 loss in her tax return

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SMSF & NALE: The good, bad and ugly

  NALE: Trustees trapped in nightmare of new expense rules What is being forgotten is that the goal behind the change was to target SMSFs that enter borrowing arrangements with related parties on non-arm’s-length terms. New non-arm’s-length expense (NALE) rules have become an administrative nightmare for self-managed super fund trustees and advisers. They were introduced

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