The ATO has advised employers that 'FBT time' is just around the corner, and they need to stay on top of their fringe benefits tax (FBT) obligations. Employers need to ensure they have attended to the following matters this FBT time: - Identify if they have an...

The ATO has recently issued a reminder that small business owners may be eligible for concessions on the amount of tax they ultimately pay. This depends on their business structure, their industry and their aggregated annual turnover. For example, small business owners who have an aggregated annual...

The ATO is remitting failure to lodge penalties for eligible small businesses. Businesses which have not yet taken advantage of the ATO's lodgment penalty amnesty only have until 31 December 2023 to do so. Businesses must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for...

Taxpayers who are small business owners operating from home, or who use a vehicle for business purposes, need to be aware of some changes when claiming deductions this tax time, including the following. Cents-per-kilometre method – The cents-per-kilometre method for claiming car expenses increased from 72...

Employers may be entitled to claim GST input tax credits for payments they have made to reimburse employees for expenses that are directly related to their business activities. A 'reimbursement' is provided when a taxpayer pays their employee the amount, or part of the amount, of...

Deductions under ‘temporary full expensing’ are only available in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 income years, and are expected to come to an end on 30 June 2023. Under temporary full expensing, businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion can generally claim a...

Legislation to make certain electric vehicles exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax (‘FBT’) has now been enacted into law. Certain zero or low emissions vehicles provided as a car benefit on or after 1 July 2022, can be exempt from FBT. For this exemption to apply various criteria...

The Albanese Government has confirmed its commitment to implementing two tax incentives aimed at supporting small businesses to train and upskill employees, and improve their digital and tech capacity. The Technology Investment Boost and the Skills and Training Boost were announced in the 29 March 2022...

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