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Taxation

Compulsory Director Identification Number

25 October 2021
Earlier this year, the government released a data standard for Director Identification Numbers, which follows on from the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2020. The Treasury has now revealed the deadlines by which new and existing directors will need to apply for a director ID to avoid civil and criminal penalties.

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MGD Tax update | October 2021

20 October 2021
A summary of recent tax developments and information that we hope you find interesting and useful. This update contains a wide range of information, with a particular focus on COVID-19 financial support measures available to businesses, tax on COVID-19 financial support payments, 2020-21 tax changes for businesses, superannuation for individuals, and key upcoming tax dates.

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MGD Tax update | June 2021

28 June 2021
A summary of recent tax developments and information that we hope you find interesting and useful. This update contains a wide range of information, with particular focus on incentives to help businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, small business tax time errors to avoid, fringe benefits tax, year-end tax tips, and key upcoming tax dates.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Overview

12 May 2021
On 11 May 2021, the Government handed down the 2021/22 Federal Budget. Whilst this marked a return to the traditional timing of the budgetary processes, the content of the 2021/22 Budget continues to remind us that our economy and way of life has still not returned to full normality post the events of COVID-19. Here is an overview on the announcement.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Taxation

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief, and superannuation changes. The tax highlights are set out in this post.

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MGD Tax update | February 2021

25 February 2021
Here is our MGD Tax update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to COVID-19 measures, what the ATO has been up to, other news, and key tax dates. Read on to find out information related to the JobMaker Hiring Credit, JobKeeper, two temporary measures to encourage business investment, varying PAYG instalments, and more.

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MGD Tax update

17 December 2020
In light of the recent Federal Budget announcement and the ongoing economic stimulus measures for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19, here is our MGD Tax Update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to small- to medium-sized businesses, including budget measures now law, a JobKeeper update, business tax tips, boosting apprenticeship commencements, and key tax dates.

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Federal Budget 2020 | Overview

7 October 2020
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2020/ 21 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of the original and extended JobKeeper scheme, the cash flow boosts, and the enhanced JobSeeker payment has come at a significant cost, Mr Frydenberg said, resulting in a budget deficit of $213.7b, falling to $66.9b by 2023/ 24. Here is an overview on the announcement.

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Federal Budget 2020 | Taxation

7 October 2020
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2020/ 21 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. Australia’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of the original and extended JobKeeper scheme, the cash flow boosts, and the enhanced JobSeeker payment has come at a significant cost, Mr Frydenberg said, resulting in a budget deficit of $213.7b, falling to $66.9b by 2023/ 24. The tax highlights are set in this post.

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End of financial year planning during COVID-19

8 June 2020
As we approach 30 June, end of financial year planning has become more important than ever. We understand that due to the pandemic, your cash flow and retirement savings may have been severely impacted, your business’s turnover may have decreased substantially, or your regular PAYG instalments (prepaid tax) may have varied. In this paper, we have shared some strategies you may wish to consider.

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Economic response to the coronavirus

3 April 2020
The Australian Government has begun rolling out a considerable fiscal stimulus package in an effort to support and assist those individuals and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the unfolding Coronavirus (COVID-19) crises. We have collated the key measures announced and will continue to update this as further announcements are made.

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ATO’s sights set on unreported foreign income

8 October 2019
By Ling Dias
The ATO has reminded taxpayers to report all foreign income this tax time or risk facing hefty penalties. This includes but is not limited to income derived from work, investments or family members. The call for accurate reporting comes off the back of recently implemented international data sharing agreements.

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Should I make an extra mortgage repayment or contribute more to super?

11 July 2019
By Rachel Barlow
This is a question we’re commonly asked. The answer depends on a number of factors and both options have advantages and disadvantages.

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Planning for the high costs of education

2 July 2019
By John Barton
When it comes to raising kids, there’s not much that’s as important as ensuring they receive a good education. So, whether you’re thinking about your children or your grandchildren, ensuring you’ve thought ahead – particularly in relation to who you intend to pay for the inevitable costs – is paramount.

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Your PAYG and STP obligations: an important note for business owners

10 June 2019
By Stanley Feng
From 1 July 2019, key changes will be introduced with respect to PAYG withholding and reporting as well as single touch payroll. In this article, we have outlined what this means for you and what you need to do to ensure you remain compliant as we approach the new financial year.

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Federal Budget 2019: Tax

2 April 2019
The Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2019/20 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019. The budget focuses on “restoring the nation's finances”, further strengthening the economy to create more jobs and to “guarantee the essential services”. The tax highlights include...

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What Labor’s franking credit overhaul means for you

14 January 2019
By Stanley Feng
Last March, the Labor Party announced its highly controversial plan to axe cash refunds for excess franking credits from 1 July 2019, if elected. In this article, we look at how franking credits work and what investors can do.

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