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