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22/03/2019APRA funds-starting and stopping a super income stream (pension)Information about issues APRA-regulated fund trustees need to consider when a super income stream starts or stops.
22/03/2019CRT Alert 023/2019 - Super online services systems offline and webinarReminder our systems will be offline due to improvements being made to ATO Online and webinar details.
22/03/2019Contributions you can acceptThere are minimum standards for accepting contributions into your SMSF, and criteria that need to be met before a fund can accept co-contribution payments from the government.
22/03/2019Income stream (pension)Your SMSF can pay benefits to a member as an income stream (pension) if the member has met one of the conditions of release.
22/03/2019Queenslander sentenced to seven years jail after cooking the books for his wife’s deli businessA 51-year-old Brisbane man, Mr Stephen Mungomery, was today sentenced in the Brisbane District Court to seven years jail for fraudulently obtaining and attempting to obtain more than $1.2 million from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He was also ordered to pay reparations of more than $1.2 million.
22/03/2019Returning contributionsYour fund can only pay a benefit if you meet a condition of release and there are rules for accepting contributions that all trustees need to know.
22/03/2019SMSF - transition to retirement income streamsIssues a self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustee needs to consider when commencing, running or stopping a transition to retirement income stream (TRIS).
22/03/2019Transfer balance accountThe transfer balance account is a record of the transfers in and out of your superannuation accounts in retirement phase. It determines if you have exceeded your transfer balance cap.
22/03/2019Transition to retirement income streamsTransition to retirement income streams (TRIS) are available to assist members to gradually move to retirement by accessing a limited amount of super. Find out about the impacts for APRA-regulated funds.
21/03/2019CRT Alert 024/2019 - Extension to the concession for accumulation phase value and retirement phase value reportingExtension to the concession for accumulation phase value and retirement phase value reporting.
21/03/2019CRT Alert 025/2019 - Excess contributions determinations - defined benefit membersExcess contributions determinations defined benefit members updating of grandfathering status - 2017-18.
21/03/2019How to lodge and pay your BASLodge your quarterly BAS online and you could be eligible for an extra two weeks to lodge and pay.
21/03/2019New industries entering the taxable payments reporting systemFor the 2019–20 financial year onwards, businesses providing road freight, information technology (IT), security, investigation or surveillance services are legislated to report contractor payments in the taxable payments reporting system. If your clients provide these services, they need to keep records of their payments to contractors, and complete a Taxable payments annual report.
21/03/2019Self-managed funds to check they are meeting their new PAYG obligations for capped defined benefit income streams paid to their membersSelf-managed super funds (SMSFs) have PAYG obligations for capped defined benefit income streams paid to certain members.
21/03/2019Transfer balance cap: Commissioner's commutation authorities' webinar recording availableRecording and transcript now available for 'Transfer balance cap: Commissioner's commutation authorities' webinar held Thursday 7 February 2019.
21/03/2019Travel agent employees - income and work-related deductionsIf you are employed as a travel agent, this guide will help you work out what expenses you can claim.
20/03/2019About Single Touch PayrollSingle Touch Payroll (STP) will align your reporting obligations with your pay cycle. You will report to us each time you pay your employees.
20/03/2019Get ready for Single Touch PayrollThere are some important steps you need to take before you start STP reporting. This information will help you get ready before your start date.
20/03/2019How to lodge your BASThere are options for lodging your business activity statements (BAS), including online where you may be eligible for a two-week concession to lodge and pay.
20/03/2019Planned consultationDetails of planned consultation and consultation we're considering.
20/03/2019Report through Single Touch PayrollWhen you start reporting your tax and super to us through Single Touch Payroll, this page provides troubleshooting information should you experience an issue.
20/03/2019Single Touch Payroll employer deferral request formUse this form Single Touch Payroll – employer deferral request (NAT 74985) to apply for an empolyer deferral. Make sure you follow the instructions and provide the evidence required.
20/03/2019Single Touch Payroll exemptionsThere are certain exemptions for Single Touch Payroll (STP). This page includes information on the exemptions that may apply to certain employers.
20/03/2019The STP headcount 2018-19Employers with 20 or more employees on 1 April 2018 needed to have conducted a headcount to determine when they should start STP reporting.
19/03/2019CRS reports will now cover the full calendar yearCommon Standard Reporting (CRS) reports will now cover the full calendar year and will be due by 31 July the following year.
19/03/2019GST at settlement - getting it rightSince the introduction of GST at settlement, we have noticed some common errors made on forms submitted by property purchasers. Check your clients understand their responsibilities for purchasing or supplying property, and help them get it right.
19/03/2019Highlights: SMSF quarterly statistical report December 2018Read the highlights from our December 2018 quarterly statistical report on self-managed super funds (SMSFs).
19/03/2019Self-managed super fund quarterly statistical report - December 2018This is a statistical report for the self-managed super fund market for the period up to December 2018.
19/03/2019System availability report and targetsWe’ve developed service availability targets, and will report on the performance of six of our key systems against these targets each month.
18/03/2019ATO confirms approach to research and development tax incentiveThe Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is aware of the announcement by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia regarding their research and development (R&D) tax incentive disputes with the ATO and Innovation and Science Australia (ISA).