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13/08/2018ATO posts review for online rentalsThe Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is launching an extensive data-matching program to identify taxpayers receiving income from short term rentals. Information from online platform sharing sites for around 190,000 Australians will be examined to identify taxpayers who have left out rental income and over-claimed deductions.
13/08/2018ATO posts review for online rentals television grabsThe Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is launching an extensive data-matching program to identify taxpayers receiving income from short term rentals. Information from online platform sharing sites for around 190,000 Australians will be examined to identify taxpayers who have left out rental income and over-claimed deductions.
13/08/2018Annual vacancy fee return for foreign owners - you may need to lodgeUnder legislation introduced in December 2017, foreign owners of residential dwellings in Australia are required to lodge an annual vacancy fee return.
13/08/2018Checking for known system issuesThere are several steps you can take to check for system issues. Find out what you can do, and what resources we make available to help you.
13/08/2018Illicit Tobacco Taskforce strikes againThe Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has seized and destroyed 1.5 tonnes of tobacco with a potential excise value of more than $1.3 million from a property near Grafton in New South Wales.
13/08/2018Latest serious tax crime investigation resultsThe ATO’s Criminal Investigation area investigates those who commit tax crime. This summary lists the outcomes of serious tax crime investigations over the period July to December 2017. They are the result of combined efforts by the ATO and our partner agencies who, with community support, keep our tax and superannuation systems fair.
13/08/2018Matters under consultationMatters we are consulting the community on, including their current status and purpose, who we are consulting, and when they are expected to be completed.
13/08/2018News and updatesNews and updates for annual investment income reporting (AIIR) and quarterly TFN/ABN reporting.
13/08/2018Protecting honest businessWe protect honest businesses and identify those who gain an unfair advantage by not meeting all their tax and superannuation obligations.
13/08/2018SRF711.0 quarterly reportSuperStream Benchmarking Report (SRF711.0) quarterly report: Status and trends in contributions processing by superannuation entities (1 September 2017 – 31 December 2017).
13/08/2018Tax crime prosecution resultsSerious tax-related fraud offences are investigated by the ATO, sometimes in partnership with the AFP, and referred where appropriate to the CDPP to consider prosecution. Summary offences under the Tax Administration Act 1953 are prosecuted by the ATO. These include failing to lodge returns or keep records, making false or misleading statements and not responding to our questions when required.
10/08/2018Data matching protocolsWe prepare and publish a protocol for each of our data matching programs to explain the program's purpose, what data is collected and how the data will be used.
10/08/2018GST Stewardship Group Minutes 25 May 2018GST Stewardship Group record of meeting, 25 May 2018.
10/08/2018Rental Bond 20 September 1985 to 2019-20 financial year data matching protocolReal Property Rental Bond Data - 20 September 1985 to 2019-20 financial years data matching program protocol.
10/08/2018Sharing Economy Accommodation 2016-17 to 2019-20 financial years data matching protocolAccommodation facilitators - 2016-17 to 2019-20 financial years data matching program protocol
09/08/2018Rental Property video seriesIf you own a rental property, or are thinking of buying one, this series of short videos will help you understand your record-keeping and tax obligations.
09/08/2018Single Touch Payroll exemptionsThere are certain exemptions for Single Touch Payroll (STP). This page includes information on the exemptions that may apply to certain employers.
08/08/20182018 completed issuesThis page will display a list of completed public advice and guidance issues for the 2018 year.
08/08/2018ATO confident of funds meeting their member reporting obligationsOur annual large super fund industry report summarising the outcomes from the 2017 Risk Differentiation Framework (RDF) show funds are meeting their obligations.
08/08/2018Advice under development - income tax issuesWe are developing advice and guidance on the following income tax issues.
08/08/2018Report through Single Touch PayrollWhen you start reporting to us through Single Touch Payroll, you will be sending us your tax and super information on or before each pay day – we call this a pay event. There are payments you must report, some you can choose to report, and some you can't report. This page provides troubleshooting information if you experience an issue.
08/08/2018Scam reportsATO Impersonation Scam monthly intelligence report; providing a snapshot of scam intelligence received by the ATO and the education and awareness strategies the ATO are undertaking to disrupt scammer activity.
08/08/2018Successor fund transfer reportingThis part of the protocol has been developed as guidance for super providers and suppliers who will be reporting successor fund transfers.
08/08/2018Super contributions - too much can mean extra taxThere are caps on the amount you can contribute to your superannuation each financial year that are taxed at lower rates. If you contribute more than these caps, you may have to pay extra tax.
07/08/2018Advice under development - excise issuesWe are developing advice and guidance on the following excise issues.
07/08/2018Advice under development - international issuesWe are developing advice and guidance on the following international issues.
07/08/2018Are you restructuring?Find out more about a recent change that benefits you.
07/08/2018Donations to help drought victimsIf you are planning to raise funds or donate through crowdfunding platforms to assist drought-affected communities, be aware of the potential tax impacts.
07/08/2018Drought assistance crowdfundingIt is important your clients are aware of the tax implications associated with making donations via crowdfunding and using crowdfunding payments in their business.
07/08/2018Strike against suspected phoenix activity and tax avoidanceLast week we undertook a coordinated strike on tax agents suspected of phoenix activity and tax avoidance. Read about how we were tipped off and the action we took.