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Entries for April 2015

Your ‘lost’ super could be costing you money

A recent report from the Federal Treasury said there were around six million “lost” superannuation accounts holding a total of about $18 billion as at mid 2014. This figure represents roughly one in five of every superannuation account.

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Couple de-coupling, and specific complications for SMSFs

There is a unique problem with self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) when it comes to marriage breakdown and splitting assets upon divorce, and it is a problem that could become more common.

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The ins and outs of the Single Touch Payroll initiative

Back in January, the government unveiled its Single Touch Payroll (STP) initiative. STP is an application it said would cut down red tape for employers by streamlining tax and superannuation reporting obligations. The application is still about a year away, but the government is confident it will be a focal part of our tax system’s administrative overhaul.

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The income tax implications of property lease incentives

Lease incentives are commonly used by landlords to entice tenants to enter into a lease. The most common type of lease incentive relates to new tenancies in commercial buildings.

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Tax Office continues to target online sellers

Many taxpayers will have noticed that “pre-filling” has become much more widespread, which is only possible due to the amount of financial information that is able to be accessed by the Tax Office.

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