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Hot Issues
Touch Payroll (STP)
‘Calm before the storm’: Government proposes 12-month SG amnesty
Government intensifies cash payments crackdown - Kelly O'Dwyer
Passive investment companies tax rate still 30%
Cryptocurrency audits tipped to increase this EOFY
Australia by numbers – Update
$2.4m lost to tax scams, ACCC reports
No GST on digital currency
Federal Budget 2018 - Overview
Your Budget
4 components of our 2018 Federal Budget
Resources to help understand and implement Single Touch Payroll (STP)
New rules capture SMSFs trading big with cryptocurrency
New passive income test for lower corporate tax rate
Tools to help you manage your financial position are available on our site.
‘A simple mistake can attract our attention’: ATO reminder about FBT slips-ups
Australia by numbers – Update
Beware residency rules if moving overseas
Meaningful tax reform in high demand
Working holidaymakers and tax returns
Single Touch Payroll – 1 April 2018 Action
Property investors on notice after ATO spots false claims
ATO issues update on cryptocurrency compliance traps
Australia's vital statistics
Accountants spy elder abuse spike as mortgage stress sets in
Tax office releases fresh guidance on SMSFs
Labor's tax plans could favour the rich, analysis shows
FBT Reminder – Odometer Reading
Our website is really our digital office.
‘Substantiation will be a key focus’: ATO drums in tax time 2018 hit list
Super changes: $1.6 million transfer balance cap and death benefit pensions
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Articles
Prepayments and Capital Acquisitions
Manage Your Own Super?
New Power of Attorney Rules
2004 Tax Checklists: Help Us Help You - Business
2004 Tax Checklist: Help Us Help You - Personal
Year End Tax Planning ? (Short List)
Year End Tax Planning ? (Long List)
Vehicle Log Book ? Electronic Version
Trading Stock for Retailers and Wholesalers ? Signification Tax Change
Victorian Employers ? New Minimum Conditions
Food and Entertainment or Seminar Expense
Depreciation ? New Terminology
Prepare For A Fringe Benefits Tax Audit
Restrictions on Bookkeepers Providing Business Activity Statement Services
Lease Residuals ? Motor Vehicles
Financing Arrangements: Input Tax Credits
The New Spam Act
Pyramid Selling Schemes
Partnerships: Commissioner loses Part IVA Case
Prepayments and Capital Acquisitions
The restrictions on claiming prepayments, means that Year End Tax Planning is more difficult.

STS tax payers can still claim (deductible) prepayments up to 12 months ahead.  That means they can enter into leases of plant and equipment up to 30 June and pay and claim the next 12 month?s lease payments.

Or, they can even enter into a one year lease, with a 65.63% residual authorised by the Tax Office (ITR IT 28) and can often effectively claim nearly 40% of the cost of the item.

STS taxpayers on a cash basis for GST can benefit from entering into a Chattel Mortgage.  Under this type of arrangement:

  • they can claim the whole amount of the GST straight back (remember you can?t do this under an HP agreement); and
  • for assets that go into the ?General Depreciation Pool?, they can immediately claim 15% of the cost as depreciation.

Non-STS taxpayers on a cash basis for GST who buy plant and equipment before year end can benefit from using a Chattel Mortgage, or bank loan (using other security if necessary).

At least that way, they can claim the full amount of GST back immediately.






    


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