ATOs cyber safety checklist

ATO’s cyber safety checklist

November 6, 2020

Scammers never seem to rest, with even the lastest JobKeeper iteration coming in for some scam treatment. In a new update the ATO reports that it is receiving reports of email scams about JobKeeper and backing business investment claims. “The fake emails say we’re investigating your claims. They ask you to provide valuable personal information,…

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Security online More important than ever

Security online: More important than ever

March 3, 2020

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Communication over an online channel has certainly become the default these days, and dealing with the ATO is no exception. In fact the transition to online has plainly been developing over some years. More and more transactions and interactions are taking place, for example, over the government’s initiative myGov…

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Parliament House Canberra Federal Budget 2018

Federal Budget 2018

May 10, 2018

The item that may receive the most analysis from the whole of this year’s federal budget will be the increase of the 32.5% tax bracket, and an expansion of the Low Income Tax Offset. A win for small businesses in this year’s budget sees the retention of the $20,000 instant asset write-off for another 12…

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Tips to spot a scam ... and what to do

Tips to spot a scam … and what to do

July 3, 2016

The ATO has recently warned that it is continuing to see instances of scam emails, SMS messages or telephone calls where criminals try to steal money or information from taxpayers. These can be very convincing and many individuals fall victim to these each year. It is important that you know common characteristics of a scam…

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Federal Budget 2016 wrap up

May 6, 2016

The Budget has a few sweeteners, but not so much that will turn anyone hyperactive. The welcome news is that the turnover threshold for classifying a “small business entity” will increase from $2 million to $10 million. This will allow a further 90,000 to 100,000 businesses to access a range of small business tax concessions,…

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Measures set to kick off on July 1, 2014

June 11, 2014

The first section of this article outlines measures that are definitely going ahead come the new 2014- 15 financial year, while the second section contains changes outlined in the recent Federal Budget that have yet to be legislated. It is prudent that taxpayers prepare thoroughly for the changes that are certainly going ahead, and keep…

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