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March 2024 Newsletter

How to take advantage of the 1 July super cap increase From 1 July 2024, the amount you can contribute to super will increase. We show you how to take advantage of the change. The amount you can contribute to superannuation will increase on 1 July 2024 from $27,500 to $30,000 for concessional super contributions […]

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October 2023 Newsletter

Why is my tax refund so small? The tax refund many Australians expect has dramatically reduced. There is a psychology to tax refunds that successive Governments have been reticent to tamper with. As a nation, Australia relies heavily on personal and corporate income tax, with personal income tax including taxes on capital gains representing 40% […]

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New Financial Year Roundup

What Changed on 1 July 2023 Employers & business Superannuation guarantee increases to 11% from 10.5% National and Award minimum wage increases take effect. The minimum salary that must be paid to a sponsored employee – the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold – increased to $70,000 from $53,900. Work restrictions for student visa holders reintroduced […]

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2023-24 Federal Budget

The 2023-24 Federal Budget estimates a $4.2bn surplus; the first in 15 years. The surplus was driven by a surge in the corporate and individual tax take. High commodity prices, inflation, and high employment have all pushed up corporate and individual tax receipts. But the gains can’t be relied on long term. The Budget is […]

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April 2023 Newsletter

How Does Tax Apply to Electric Cars? Just in time for the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year that started on 1 April, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released new details on electric vehicles (EVs). The FBT exemption for electric cars If your employer provides you with the use of a car that is classified […]

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AMG Spring Newsletter

Topics Covered Director ID application reminder QLD land tax changes Register your .au domain 120% deduction for skills training and technology costs Acquiring collectibles inside your SMSF Director ID Application Reminder The deadline for director ID applications is approaching. To avoid penalties, please ensure you submit your application prior to the dates advised below. Who […]

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Superannuation Update

Superannuation Update There are a large number of changes to the superannuation legislation that commence on 1 July 2022. Below is our summary of these upcoming changes and how they may impact you in addition to a reminder about the 2022 financial year contribution caps. Changes Impacting Employers & Employees from 1 July 2022 Superannuation […]

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Single Touch Payroll Phase 2

Single Touch Payroll (STP) works by sending tax and super information from your STP-enabled payroll or accounting solution to the ATO as you run your payroll. In the 2019–20 Budget, the Australian Government announced that STP would be expanded to include additional information. The expansion of STP, also known as STP Phase 2 (STP2), will […]

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Director IDs

Director IDs The Australian government has introduced a new requirement for directors of companies registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to obtain a director identification number (director ID). A director ID is a unique identifier that individuals will keep forever. The introduction of director IDs will help the relevant government agencies to: […]

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