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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Getting the right advice on GST and tax

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Getting the right advice on GST and tax 29 June 2018 96% of Australian small businesses rely on a tax or BAS agent to help manage their tax and super affairs. We work together with the tax profession to assist those small...
  12. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Board of Taxation review of small business concessions

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Tell us how we can improve tax concessions 27 June 2018 There are lots of tax concessions available for small business, and the Board of Taxation wants to hear what you think about them. They want to know how the tax...
  13. Jack Malarkey

    Ola tax statement for final quarter

    Ola sent the latest Canberra edition of the Ola Pit Stop! newsletter to drivers on Thursday 5 July 2018 at 7.20 pm. This newsletter included the following important information about the tax statement for the fourth quarter (1 April to 30 June 2018): Q4 Quarterly Statement Please be advised...
  14. Jack Malarkey

    ATO requests information from Uber about delivery-partners under its data matching program

    Uber sent the following in-app message to drivers on Tuesday 26 June 2018: Additional information as provided by Uber: The Australian Tax Office’s Data Matching Program The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a notice requiring information from Uber about delivery-partners. This is...
  15. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: What is the Business Portal?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: What is the Business Portal? 7 June 2018 The Business Portal is a secure ATO website where you can manage your business tax affairs easily online, when it's convenient to you. It is designed to help you run your business more...
  16. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Tips for getting your activity statement right

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Tips for getting your activity statement right 14 June 2018 These six activity statement lodgment tips can help you save time and get things right the first time: Lodge all your outstanding activity statements. We can’t process...
  17. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: $20,000 instant asset write-off

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: $20,000 instant asset write-off 8 June 2018 If you buy an asset by 30 June and it costs less than $20,000, you can write off the business portion in your 2018 tax return. You are eligible to use simplified depreciation rules and...
  18. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Do you import goods worth A$1,000 or less?

    From the Australian Taxation Office Small Business Newsroom: Do you import goods worth A$1,000 or less? 12 June 2018 From 1 July 2018 overseas businesses that meet the GST registration threshold of A$75,000 will need to charge GST on goods that are: less than A$1,000 (low value) imported...
  19. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: What you need to know about deductions

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: What you need to know about deductions 25 May 2018 When working out what business deductions to claim this tax time, it's important to remember the three golden rules: The money must have been spent for your business – not a...
  20. Jack Malarkey

    ATO: Ready for tax time?

    From the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Newsroom: Ready for tax time? 25 May 2018 We know it's a busy time of year. Here are some tips to help you get ready to lodge your tax return: Gather and sort your business records now, including cash, online, EFTPOS, bank statements...
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