Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo this week warned directors of private companies about claiming deductions for directors fees where amounts may remain unpaid by the end of the following income year. The warning also serves as a timely reminder for any company director loan account issues that are outstanding prior to 30 June.
If you run a food service business such as a bakery, butcher, cafe, restaurant or catering and you take goods to feed your family for private use, the ATO requires you to deduct the private usage from your cost of goods sold.
Last week the Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo launched ‘100 People,’ an innovative online presentation that represents all the individual taxpayers in Australia as though they were one hundred people.
The fringe benefits tax car parking threshold for the FBT year commencing 1 April 2011 is $7.71.

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Since The Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) was introduced for tertiary education in Australia, it has charged an "interest rate" on 1 June each year.
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  • "Congrats Bikash. If you are working as an accountant (or in the general field) then you can prepay your CPA course fees & claim as a tax deduction this year as work-related self education study. If..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 25, 2020 1:39AM

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  • "Hi Adrian, I bought your new book, got my free $500 after co-contribution. I am planning to my CPA, enrolment starts 30 June 2020 but semester only begins on August 2020. Can i claim the..."

    By: Bikash at Jun 23, 2020 3:59AM

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  • "If you run a business Bikash you could claim in full via the instant asset write-off. However if you are an employee you will need to depreciate the laptop & only claim a very small amount in your..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 22, 2020 9:28AM

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  • "Can i claim laptop purchase with covid?"

    By: Bikash Rai at Jun 21, 2020 8:25AM

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  • "You won't be able to claim a deduction for car parking unless a0 you park for less than four hours between 7am and 7pm; or b) you park more than 1km from work (ie not close proximity to work)."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 15, 2020 7:33AM

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