The Tax Institute

Robyn Jacobson, CTA, Senior Advocate, The Tax Institute

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Ready Reckoner: Superannuation caps

From 1 July 2021, a range of superannuation caps and thresholds increased due to indexation. While the uplifts in the caps and thresholds are welcome, they will be accompanied by increased...

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2021 COVID-19 support package: what you need to know

A significant COVID-19 support package for households and businesses valued at $5.1 billion was jointly announced by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and the...

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Explained: Single Touch Payroll: Closely held payees

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a reporting regime that is designed to reduce employers’ reporting burdens to government agencies. In the past, an employer reported certain payroll information to the...

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Explained: Full Expensing of Depreciating Assets

Full expensing of depreciating assets (FEDA) is an important topic for tax professionals to understand. This measure, which was rolled out as part of the Federal Government’s economic response to...

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Cash flow boost: working with trustee resolutions and franking returns

You may not have even thought to draw a link between the COVID-19 economic stimulus measure, the cash flow boost (CFB), and the preparation of trustee resolutions or the possible requirement to...

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JobKeeper: Decision in Apted and FC of T

A number of taxpayers will be interested in the outcome of the appeal to the Full Federal Court of the AAT’s decision in Apted and Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2020] AATA 5139.

The ATO...

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JobMaker Hiring Credit: your complete guide

Registrations are now open for the Federal Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme (JobMaker), an incentive for Australian businesses to employ job seekers aged between 16–35 years. Eligible...

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JobKeeper updated key dates

With the Christmas–New Year shutdown period fast approaching, and the pressure and challenges of 2020 taking an enormous toll, economically, financially and affecting the mental health of...

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JobKeeper 2.1: Updated infographic

As the JobKeeper program is extended from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021, there have been numerous changes to the eligibility conditions, dates and other details of the program. It is imperative...

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Federal Budget 2020–21 summary: Depreciating asset pooling rules

Some of the tax measures announced in the Federal Budget 2020—21 have proven to be complex and challenging for busy practitioners. Given that the Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19...

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