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13 August 2020

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) amnesty is a one-off opportunity to correct past unpaid SG amounts without incurring an administrative penalty, or paying the administration component of the charge.

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11 August 2020

The cyber threat landscape and challenges faced by the financial sector in Australia, and globally, change rapidly. Accordingly, organisations must be able to respond effectively to the changing environment and new vulnerabilities as they become evident. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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07 August 2020

Second chances are rare and this one needs to be grabbed while you still can. Back in February the Senate approved the proposed Superannuation Amnesty Bill, paving the way for employers to self-correct historical non-compliance with their superannuation guarantee obligations.

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27 July 2020

Who would have thought we would be bringing in the new financial year in what is still such an uncertain time? Now more than ever, we are encouraging Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) trustees to reach out for anything they might need and to keep us in the loop on any changes happening in their...

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15 July 2020

With many of the COVID-19 support measures carrying over into the 2020-21 financial year, BDO Tax partner James Trainor outlines the key measures businesses and individuals need to be aware of.

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14 July 2020

If you’re an SMSF trustee, important changes to auditor independence standards which took effect on 1 January 2020, is mandatory for audits and reviews in Australia, with the ATO announcing it as a focus this financial year.

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10 July 2020

The Assistant Treasurer has announced revised start dates for several tax measures, including some for which enabling legislation has yet to be introduced including targeted amendments to the Division 7A rules and removal of the CGT discount at the trust level for Managed Investment Trusts (MITs)...

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24 June 2020

Legislation containing amendments to the Australian hybrid mismatch rules, including a range of new refinements, has passed both Houses of Parliament. Most of the changes have retrospective effect from 1 January 2019 and are designed to reduce the compliance burden for a range of taxpayers...

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17 June 2020

The Queensland Government has announced round two of the Small Business Adaption Grant Program. The grant was first announced on 19 May 2020 to assist small businesses in Queensland who have been forced into hibernation, those who have experienced significant structural adjustment or been forced...

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12 June 2020

As the 2020 financial year draws to a close, both individuals and organisations should consider the key tax planning and compliance issues they need to attend to by 30 June.

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