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  1. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Is your business healthy?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Is your business healthy? 28 February 2019 Have you done a health check on your business lately? Just like your annual check-up at the doctor, you should check the health of your business on a yearly basis to identify any issues...
  2. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Helping small businesses in dispute

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Helping small businesses in dispute 22 February 2019 We recognise that some taxpayers involved in an objection or dispute process may be at a disadvantage. Significant or exceptional personal circumstances and the inability to...
  3. Beepbeep41

    Uber Driver Tax Cheats

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/23/uber-drivers-and-airbnb-hosts-who-avoid-tax-in-governments-sights What a pathetic joke our government is! Whip those underpaid workers to death!! We all know Uber drivers pay their GST requirements. When it comes to income TAX Ubers...
  4. Jack Malarkey

    Treasury consultation paper on implementing a reporting regime for sharing economy providers

    From the Australian Treasury’s website: Implementing a reporting regime for sharing economy platform providers ... 23 January 2019 - 22 February 2019Blackeconomy@treasury.gov.au. Consultation Paper Key documents Consultation Paper - PDF 759KB Consultation Paper - DOCX 324KB In the...
  5. mickyt

    ATO -calculate GST

    Hi All, Newbie here (found this forum yesterday) and new to Uber (only been driving 3 months) . I am about to submit my first simpler BAS for Oct- Dec and I'm a bit confused. Have spoken to Uber and ATO and read some stuff and still unclear and my accountant is away till the end of the month...
  6. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Can’t lodge on time?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Can't lodge on time? 21 November 2018 Running a business has many competing priorities and we understand you get busy and getting your tax work done is just another thing you need to get around to. This is one of the reasons why...
  7. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Confused by motor vehicle expenses?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Confused by motor vehicle expenses? 20 November 2018 Working out motor vehicle expenses for your business can be tricky. We've created a fact sheet to help you get your motor vehicle expenses right. Our Small business motor...
  8. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Driving passengers for a fare?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Driving passengers for a fare? 20 November 2018 If you're going to provide ride-sourcing services, it's important to know your tax obligations before you start. Ride-sourcing is treated the same as taxi travel for GST...
  9. W

    ATO vs Rest of the Government Departments

    ATO wants our income as Taxi But none of the other Government Departments want to provide the same benefits as Taxis, why? If we are paying Tax as Taxi then we should get all the same benefits as Taxi, Comments?? We get fines if we stop in no stopping areas Taxis can stop on the main road and...
  10. D

    Fading Receipts

    I am finding some of my older receipts from petrol stations have become faded. How long are we meant to keep them? Are we allowed to use digital copies of them. If so can someone recommend a good app for taking, compressing and cataloging them. As taking a photo creates unnecessary large...
  11. Beepbeep41

    Uber & Splend take Tax/GST instead of ATO

    Whens the government/ATO gonna wake up? Ubers %27.5 cut is the ATO’s cut, Uber simply takes it instead. Renting car from Splend collects all GST instead of ATO... Uber and Splend are simply just taking all the ATO’s money!! The ATO would be much better off lowering Ubers cut to %15 so they...
  12. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Lodging a tax return for your business

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Lodging a tax return for your business 29 August 2018 You have a choice in how to lodge your tax return. You can lodge: through a registered tax agent - contact them by 31 October if you haven't lodged with them before online...
  13. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: car expense rate now 68 cents per kilometre from 2018-19 income year (up from 66 cents)

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: New rate for car expenses 31 August 2018 The rate for work-related car expenses has increased for the income year starting 1 July 2018. It is now 68 cents per kilometre. This applies if you have chosen to use the cents per...
  14. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: have your say by 31 August 2018 on ABN changes including possible renewal fee

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Have your say on ABN reform 31 July 2018 The Australian Business Number (ABN) is a key business identifier used by business, government and the community. However, the Black Economy Taskforce found that the ABN system is also...
  15. A

    UberEats Tax return And annual responsibility

    Has anybody done tax return for ubereat? is there any guide for fill out the forms in ATO?
  16. WestSydGuy

    ATO: renting multiple cars

    ATO gurus please advise. I own a car and scooter, the car is used for some work trips and mostly private use, the scooter also. For Uber I rented a car for 4 weeks, then returned it. I intend on claiming the work trips, logged as per work events/calendar, on my private vehicle. I did keep a...
  17. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Claiming GST credits

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Claiming GST credits 22 June 2018 Knowing what you can claim as a GST credit can sometimes seem confusing. Here are five things you can do to get your claim right: 1. Claim within the time limit You can claim GST and fuel tax...
  18. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Sole traders—keep your records digitally

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Sole traders - keep your records digitally 25 June 2018 With the beginning of a new financial year, now is the time to start using the ATO app for a quick and easy way to keep records and stay organised. If you're a sole...
  19. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Don’t delay your activity statement

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Don't delay your activity statement 22 June 2018 It's important to lodge your activity statements on time. You have up to four years from the due date of your activity statement to claim GST and fuel tax credits. If you're...
  20. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Cars and tax

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Cars and tax From 1 July 2018 the following car threshold amounts apply. Income tax There's an upper limit on the cost you use to work out the depreciation for the business use of your car or station wagon (including...
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