Cryptocurrency in Australia

Despite all the ups and downs and huge swings in value, a recent survey established that three quarters of Australians who have invested in cryptocurrency still managed to make a profit off their investment. In a 12-month period between July 2020 and July 2021, Australians on average made over $10,000 in profit from their cryptocurrency […]

The ATO Says It Can’t Rely on Crypto Users Own Records

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has said that it is unable to rely on cryptocurrency investors to keep track of their crypto related transactions and profits, despite most investors trying their best to provide the ATO with the correct information. “Our main concern is that many taxpayers believe their cryptocurrency gains are tax-free or only […]

SMEs Encouraged To Seek Help If They Are Struggling To Pay Their Taxes

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia are being encouraged to seek immediate help if they are struggling to pay their taxes due to the covid-19 pandemic-induced cash-flow issues. It has been reported that small to medium businesses currently owe the Australia Tax Office (ATO) a record-high $21.4 billion in tax debt in the financial […]

4.6 Billion of JobKeeper Payments Went To Businesses That Increased Their Turnover

It has been revealed that billions of dollars’ worth of JobKeeper payments were distributed to businesses that increased their turnover at the peak of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The Australian Government originally announced the $1,500 per fortnight wage subsidy in March 2020 when the economy shut down to combat the spread of the virus. […]

The ATO Paid $5.3 Billion In Tax Returns During July 2021

Recently published figures from the ATO (Australian Tax Office) has shown that 2.1 million taxpayers across the country have so far received an average tax refund of $2,490 this contributing to a total of $5.3 billion, in the first four weeks into 2021 tax time. Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar tried putting a positive spin on […]

SME Tax Debts Reaches A Record $21 Billion

It can be revealed that, small and medium businesses across Australia owe a total of $21 billion to the ATO (Australian Tax Office). The figures were published according to new data compiled by the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO). Despite this record figure, the large majority of small business owners have said that […]

Tips For Developing A Retirement Savings Plan

By being more strategic it is possible for Australian citizens to make the most of their assets to enjoy a fulfilling retirement. There is no exact magic amount of money to indicate how much all of us need to safely retire. The important thing is that you understand the sort of retirement lifestyle you hope […]

Claiming Tax Deductions Without A Receipt

Tax deductions are the main way you can improve your tax refund. In simple terms, deductions add fairness to the tax system; if you have to spend extra money that connected with how you earn a living, then you get something back for that. The ATO prefers that you keep a receipt for every expense […]

Important Information About Tax Cuts And Super Changes Introduced on 1st July 2021

Tax relief for workers and businesses, higher superannuation payments and housing assistance for first home buyers are just some of the changes set to occur at the start of the new financial year on Thursday 1st July, as a number of measures from the 2021 federal budget come into effect. Arguably the most significant change […]