SMSF Trustees: Is your super fund ready for SuperStream

The majority of our clients have self managed superannuation funds, (SMSF), and so too will some of your employees; the following is an extract from an article which we thought particularly relevant and important to bring to your attention, please continue reading, especially, the second half of this article for information on how to make your SMSF SuperStream-ready as it may impact on your ability to process payments to SMSFs.
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ATO Tip – Claiming Tax Deductions

Never miss out on claiming a deduction because of a lost receipt again!

With the new myDeductions tool on ATO app, you can:

> capture work-related expenses and gifts & donations
> store photos of receipts
> record work-related car trips

Next year at tax time, you can upload your completed deductions to the ATO and we will pre-fill your tax return.

Download the ATO app now – Free from your app store


Taxman’s “certainty” letters really that certain?

The ATO has started issuing “certainty” letters to select individual taxpayers who have basic tax affairs, have a good compliance record, and have a taxable income of less than $180,000. The letters will inform that their 2015 tax returns are finalised. However, the letters are part of a pilot program undertaken by the ATO. It remains to be seen what issues could emerge.
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Company Directors Must Meet Tax Obligations to Avoid Penalties

Company directors have a legal responsibility to ensure that their company meets its pay-as-you-go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations. A company director who fails to meet a PAYG withholding or SG liability in full by the due date automatically becomes personally liable for a penalty equal to the unpaid amount.
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Resolve the Deal Breaker

Valuations are critical when you want to sell your company, but you and the potential buyer may have diverging ideas about its worth. That doesn’t, however, mean the deal is lost. Here is how an earn-out arrangement can smooth over the disparities and benefit both you and the potential new owner.
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