July 2013 Newsletter

Happy FY14! The new financial year is finally upon us, as we bring you news about some important changes:
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Bank details a must for tax refunds this year
From 1 July 2013, where a refund is expected, individual tax returns will require bank account details to be entered when lodging via the electronic lodgment service (ELS). This includes the BSB and account number. Joint accounts and tax agent trust accounts are acceptable so make sure you bring your bank details when you come and see us this year.

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  • You would have heard about the 0.5% increase to the Medicare Levy, but what many may not realise is how this affects other tax rates. We run through which tax rates are affected and how.
  • And we answer the perennial question: can paying for insurance ever be tax deductible?
  • Plus an important reminder for closely held and family trust beneficiaries.

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  • We review the expenses you can claim as deductions if you work from home, and 
  • Some common myths about employees and contractors.

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  • If you are a trustee in a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), you¹ll be pleased to know that the ban on in-specie contributions has now been lifted.
  • On the flipside, the ATO issued a taxpayer alert on SMSF property investments highlighting the need for SMSF trustees to steer clear from common mistakes, five of which we outline in this month¹s newsletter.
Should you require more information regarding any topic touched upon in this newsletter, please feel free to contact our office for personal advice on 02 9686 3130.

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