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December 2018 Newsletter

Merry Christmas We love this time of the year. There is a sense of goodwill and joy that people seek out and embrace (with the exception perhaps of the local shopping car park). After a hectic year where time seems to tick by faster than the laws of science should...

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No tax deductions if tax obligation aren’t met

New laws passed by parliament last month directly target the behaviour of taxpayers that don’t meet their obligations. Tax deductions denied If taxpayers do not meet their PAYG withholding tax obligations, from 1 July 2019 they will not be able to claim a tax...

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Define contractor or employee?

Defining workers in the gig economy A former Foodora Australia delivery rider, Joshua Klooger, recently won an unfair dismissal claim despite a service agreement that classified him as an independent contractor. We explore the implications of the case. Pivotal to the...

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Tax on shares: ATO extends data matching

ATO extends data matching program The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is utilising data provided by the Australian Investments and Security Commission (ASIC) to data match share trades. The ATO is accessing more than 500 million records detailing price, quantity and time...

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November 2018 Newsletter

Accelerated tax rate reduction for small business Small business is still a vote winner with the Government and Opposition teaming up to accelerate tax cuts for the sector by 5 years impacting on an estimated 3.3 million businesses. Parliament recently passed...

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