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Appetite for property in SMSFs shows signs of life despite tough market

Interest in property investment from younger SMSF trustees continue to hold steady despite tighter policy controls around SMSF lending and some banks exiting the space altogether, says one mid-tier firm.

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Superannuation gender gap narrowing, research shows

Over the past decade, there has been improvement in the number of women holding superannuation accounts and the size of their superannuation balances compared with that of men, according to a research house.

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The Government has announced a package of reforms to combat phoenix activities, including the introduction of a Director Identification Number (DIN).

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$20m boost for SME clients looking to exporting

Accountants with SME clients looking for export opportunities have been given a leg up with the launch of a government-funded $20 million program.

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Work-Related Expenses

          This year, the Australian Taxation Office is paying close attention to what people are claiming as ‘other’ work-related expense deductions. The expectations are:- they spent

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ATO updates crypto guidance

The ATO has updated its guidelines on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies, including issues on exchanging one cryptocurrency for another and record-keeping requirements.

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Victorian Vacant Property Tax

Residential property tax of 1% of the property’s capital improved value is imposed on vacant properties.           Properties will be deemed vacant if they are left

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Director Penalty Notices

If a company fails to comply with their obligations under the PAYG withholding system or the SGC provisions, company directors can be held personally liable for the amount the company

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