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23 October 2017

Legislation has been introduced into Federal Parliament that will amend the tax law to ensure that a company will not qualify for the lower company tax rate of 27.5% if more than 80% of its assessable income is passive income.

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11 October 2017

On 11 September 2017 the Government released exposure draft legislation that contains six tax consolidation integrity measures designed to remove perceived anomalous tax outcomes that arise under the tax cost setting rules when an entity joins or leaves a tax consolidated group.

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21 September 2017

In the May 2017 Federal Budget, the Government announced a raft of proposals it hoped would relieve the current pressure on residential property prices.

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12 September 2017

The ATO’s tax treatment of travel expenses is now clearer since it revised and explained its view of the treatment of many common travel expenses. 

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07 August 2017

The Government has announced a legislative solution to the current confusion regarding which small companies will be entitled to the 27.5% small business company tax rate.

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01 August 2017

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently released Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2017/13.

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01 August 2017

The concessional contribution cap has been reduced to $25,000 and applies to all taxpayers, regardless of age.

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29 June 2017

If companies on the 27.5% tax rate pay dividends out of 30% taxed profits, the combined tax paid by the company and shareholders will be greater than if the company remained at the 30% tax rate. 

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02 June 2017

Less than six months after announcing changes to the financial reporting requirements for residential aged care and home care package providers, the Department of Health is reverting back on one of the requirements.

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