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Treasurer Jim Chalmers has handed down the 2024-25 Federal Budget. The major tax-related measures concerning small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and businesses announced in the Budget include: the extension of the instant asset write-off for small businesses; changes to the foreign resident CGT rules; extension of energy relief payments to small businesses; Future Made in Australia tax incentives; extension of the BAS notification period; more funding for the ATO; the extension of existing ATO compliance programs; and funding for the new Administration Review Tribunal.

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ASIC has issued a warning to consumers to remain vigilant against high-pressure sales tactics and deceptive online advertisements used by certain cold calling operations to offer unsuitable superannuation switching advice. It has expressed particular concern about these practices, noting that individuals aged between 25 to 50 - the primary targets of these operations - are at risk of significant retirement savings depletion due to a combination of reduced super value owing to unsuitable investments, excessive fees, and/or other charges.

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The digital currency landscape continues to be treacherous terrain for Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) trustees, with a growing number of reports indicating significant losses due to a variety of factors, including scams, theft, and collapsed trading platforms. The ATO is urging trustees to educate themselves on the potential pitfalls of crypto investing, including the fact that many crypto assets are not classified as financial products. This means that the platforms facilitating their trade often lack regulation, increasing the risk of loss without recourse.

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Trustees and beneficiaries should be aware that reporting changes as part of an ATO Trust Administration Systems project will be occurring from 1 July 2024. From the 2023-24 income year and onward, four new capital gains tax (CGT) labels have been added into the trust tax return statement of distribution which trustees will need to be aware of. In addition, a new schedule will also be introduced for all trust beneficiary types, and new data validations will be added.

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ATO’s recent actions to activate debts, some decades old, and either offsetting them against tax refunds or issuing demands to pay from taxpayers have caused considerable angst among many. In light of this, the Commonwealth Ombudsman/ACT Ombudsman, and the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO) have jointly issued new guidelines aimed at improving how Australians are notified about government debts to ensure that the process of debt notification is handled with transparency, clarity and sensitivity towards impacted individuals.

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The start of April signals the approach of FBT lodgment time. With the landscape of FBT evolving every year due to legislative amendments and administrative updates, employers need to be mindful of the changes applying for the current FBT year. For the 2023-24 FBT year, 25 May 2024 is the deadline for employers to lodge returns and pay any associated liabilities. However, employers that lodge FBT returns electronically through tax practitioners will have access to a deferred due and payment date of 25 June 2024.

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The small business benchmarks used by the ATO for various purposes, including identifying business which may be avoiding their tax obligations has been updated for the 2021-22 income year. The benchmarks consist of 9 broad categories covering accommodation and food; building and construction trade services; education, training, recreation and support services; health care and personal services; manufacturing; professional, scientific and technical services; retail trade; transport, postal and warehousing; and other services.

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The ATO has announced that it will continue rental bond data matching to the 2025-26 income year. This program first commenced in 2005, collected data dating back to 1985 and has continued since then. According to ATO estimates, records relating to around 900,000 properties will be obtained each financial year. This data will be used to identify under-reporting or non-reporting of income in tax returns, the misapplication of CGT provisions leading to under or non-reporting in relation to sale of properties, and non-compliance with foreign investment laws.

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Division 7A of the ITAA 1936 was originally introduced as a way to uphold the integrity of the tax system by ensuring the fair taxation of transactions between private companies and their stakeholders. As it is such a complex area, the ATO is working in partnership with tax professionals in 2024 to raise awareness of common errors and issues identified. These include keeping adequate records, properly accounting for and reporting payments as well as the use of company assets by shareholders and associates, and complying with rules around Div 7A loans.

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To safeguard retirement savings held in SMSFs from fraud and misconduct, the ATO is rolling out new security features. One soon to be implemented feature consists of checking for a match between an employee’s SMSF bank account details and the SMSF record when electronic payments are made via the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH). Where there is a mismatch, SBSCH cannot accept payments to an employee’s SMSF until the error is resolved.

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Establishing a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) offers a variety of benefits, so it is perhaps no surprise that in the latest data released by the ATO, the number of SMSFs in Australia continues to grow as more people seek to take advantage of control and flexibility offered. However, taxpayers seeking to establish SMSFs should also be aware of the challenges and considerations that can significantly impact these funds’ suitability for individual retirement planning, such as the complexity and responsibilities involved.

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With the rise in businesses purchasing EVs for the use of their employees, the ATO has finalised its guidelines setting out the methodology for calculating the cost of electricity when an eligible electric vehicle is charged at an employee’s or an individual’s home. The rate of 4.20 cents per km has been listed as the appropriate figure and will apply from 1 April 2022 and later FBT years. To use this rate, employers will need to keep a record of the distance travelled by car and a valid logbook must be maintained if the operating cost method is used.

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With the revelation that an increasing number of ordinary professional Australians are turning to establishing offshore companies as a way to decrease the amount of tax paid in Australia, the ATO has warned against the move and is using the many tools available to it to tackle the problem before it becomes established. This includes using advance data analytics to identify and cross-reference information from various sources, actively participating in the exchange of tax information with various countries and gathering information through multi-agency taskforces.

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With the government finally caving into pressure to change the stage 3 tax cuts despite previous promises to keep the already legislated measure, new proposed tax rates have been flagged to come into place from 1 July 2024 which largely benefits those earning less than $45,000. The government will now be starting a campaign to win support for these proposed changes from various senators to ensure amending legislation is introduced and passed before 1 July 2024 when the original stage 3 changes were due to apply.

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Following two prominent High Court decisions which dealt with the distinction between employees and independent contractors, the ATO has sought to provide guidance to businesses in the form of a Taxation Ruling. The most significant departure from its previous position is that the ATO now considers that various indicia of employment identified in case law, while relevant, should only be considered in respect of the legal rights and obligations between the parties, with the most important factor the holistic consideration of the contract between the parties.

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As 2024 approaches, the ATO has highlighted three areas of focus for businesses which will persist into the new year. These include steps to address cyber security and increased protection of personal data, addressing the growth in the collectable debt book particularly for small businesses, and improving overall tax performance and stamping out the shadow economy. The takeaway message for businesses, especially small businesses, for the coming year is to be proactive and engaged with the ATO in terms of any unpaid tax or super debts and securing their data.

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Owners of holiday homes should be aware that deductions may not be able to be claimed where a property is not genuinely available for rent. Factors that may indicate a property is not genuinely available for rent may surprise, and could include “unreasonable or stringent conditions” placed on renting out the property, such as “no children” and “no pets”. In instances where there is a short-term accommodation restriction by the State or Local government for part of the year, or where the owner uses the property for personal purposes for part of the year, expenses may have to be apportioned.

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The ATO has apologised for the “unnecessary distress” caused to taxpayers with its recent awareness campaign around tax debts that were previously put on hold. Recently, the ATO had written to some small businesses with debts on hold greater than $50 to inform them that offsetting of debts will apply. It notes that the purpose of the letters was to ensure that taxpayers had full visibility of their existing debts with the ATO, however, it will pause the campaign to allow a review into its overall approach to debts on hold before progressing any further.

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In the most recent employer super guarantee compliance and obligations report from the ATO, most employers seem to be doing the right thing by their employees and complying with super guarantee obligations without intervention. This rate has remained steady from the previous year. Going forward, as a part of the government announced a package to move to “pay day” super, the ATO will have improved SG recovery targets each year which is to commence from the 2026-27 financial year.

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ASIC has published an investor alert list which may help consumers to identify whether entities they are considering investing with could be fraudulent, a scam or unlicensed. This new investor alert list replaces the previous list of “companies you should not deal with” issued by ASIC but has the advantage of including both domestic and international entities that the regulators are concerned about. The alert list also includes imposter entities. For consumers looking to invest, ASIC recommends conducting various checks before handing over any money.

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