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Pension deeming rates cut from 1 July 2019

The Government has announced that it will lower the social security deeming rate from 1.75% to 1.0% for financial investments up to $51,800 for single pensioners and $86,200 for pensioner couples.

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Audit warning sounded as ATO clamps down on dodgy claims

The Tax Office says it will be scrutinising every tax return lodged this year as it continues its crackdown on illegitimate claims.

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New ATO data-matching program – overseas movement data and HELP debt

The Australian Taxation Office will acquire overseas movement data from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for individuals with an existing HELP, VSL or TSL debt.

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ATO black economy strike force heads to Brisbane

Up to 400 businesses in inner north Brisbane are set for a visit from ATO officers after a number of tip-offs on black economy activities.

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SMSF advice appetite strong, says ASIC

A new ASIC report has highlighted demand for further advice on the specifics of SMSFs among the Australian population, particularly among those who have a financial planner.

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Common STP set-up mistakes – ATO

Authorisation failures and software set-up issues are among some of the top mistakes accountants and their business clients are making with the new Single Touch Payroll regime, with one in 10 failing their first submission.

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Proposal to hold directors liable for GST set to pierce corporate veil

The proposed extension of the director penalty regime to GST liabilities could spell the end of the corporate veil for small to medium enterprise directors, says an insolvency specialist.

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September 2019 – vital statistics for Australia

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