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Latest news about SMSF accounting and taxation from Billings + Ellis, the SMSF accountants in Melbourne.

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The four key changes that are effective from 1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021 there are four significant changes that business-minded people should have prepared for by 30 June 2021 and can still integrate for maximum eligible benefit going forward.

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Concessional super contributions 2021

Reminder about EOFY superannuation concessional contributions

Anyone who hasn’t contributed the full $25,000 in concessional contributions in 2019 or 2020, but still wishes to do so, has until 30 June 2021 to ‘catch up’ on these contributions. In the 2021-2022 financial year, the superannuation concessional cap will be increased from $25,000 to $27,500.

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Superannuation Guarantee Increase 2021

Superannuation Guarantee (SG) increase effective 1 July 2021

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate will increase from 9.5% to 10% on 1 July 2021. Employers with staff on salaries that are inclusive of superannuation will need to make a decision – whether to incorporate the increase in the existing salary package of staff or apply the SG uplift as an increase to total employee costs.

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Summary of Corona Virus updates

Second stage of government stimulus package for 2020

On 22 March 2020, the Australian government announced the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus and help build a bridge to recovery. Here is a summary of key points in the government stimulus package.

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Australian Government stimulus package 2020

Government stimulus package offers economic remedy for 2020

In response to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Australian economy, the Federal government announced a stimulus package to assist Australian businesses in general and also provide extra support for some individuals. The business benefits are not automatically applied and some action is needed to claim available benefits where eligible.

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Super Guarantee amnesty for employers

Super guarantee amnesty helps employers with unpaid SG liabilities for a strictly limited time

The super guarantee (SG) amnesty, introduced by the government on 6 March 2020, allows employers to disclose and pay any unpaid super guarantee charges (SGC) that they owe for their employees, from quarters between 1 July 1992 and 31 March 2018, with nominal interest but without risk of incurring potentially huge penalties.

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Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

From 30 June 2020, Australian property owners living overseas will lose capital gains tax (GCT) exemptions on their main residence under legislation introduced by the Australian government.

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Bushfire support package for small businesses

Government support package for small businesses impacted by bushfire crisis

On 20 January 2020, the Australian Government announced a comprehensive support package to help small businesses that have been impacted by the bushfire crisis get back on their feet. 

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End of Financial Year 2019

Getting prepared for EOFY 30 June 2019

As the financial year draws to a close, business owners can still take advantage of any benefits that could be available and ensure the business is in good shape for closing one financial year and entering another. Here are some specific matters to be considered in time for 30th June 2019.

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Federal budget 2019 highlights

2019 Federal Budget highlights in review

On 2 April 2019, the Treasurer of Australia, Josh Frydenberg, announced the 2019-2020 Federal Budget. Highlights include personal tax reductions for low- and middle-income earners, the extension of the instant assets write-off to more businesses, superannuation and social security measures to assist older Australians, and a strengthening of the ABN rules.

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