Overseas gifts and loans in the spotlight

2021-11-30T12:18:52+10:00December 16th, 2021|ATO, General, News|

The ATO has recently issued an alert on gifts or loans from overseas. The ATO is particularly concerned about schemes and arrangements designed specifically to circumvent Australian tax laws. In general, Australian-resident taxpayers need to declare their worldwide income in their Australian tax return. Some schemes however disguise offshore capital gains or income as

SMSF COVID-19 Audit Relief Extended

2021-11-30T12:13:19+10:00December 5th, 2021|ATO, COVID-19, General, News, SMSF|

The ATO has extended COVID-19 relief for SMSF trustees. The relief measures, which protect trustees from COVID-19 related contraventions of the super laws, now extend from the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years. The relief measures provide: ·  Residency relief where the pandemic has prevented members from returning to Australia. This measure prevents the

How to set up your Director ID

2021-11-15T16:01:29+10:00November 14th, 2021|ATO, General, News|

Directors are now required to register for a unique identification number that they will keep for life. What is a director ID? A director ID is a 15 digit identification number that, once issued, will remain with that director for life regardless of whether they stop being a director, change companies, change their name,

Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency

2021-11-10T23:14:27+10:00November 11th, 2021|ATO, General, News|

The Australian Taxation Office recently updated its guidance on tax and cryptocurrency. In early November, the Commonwealth Bank announced that it is now Australia’s first bank to offer customers the ability to buy, sell and hold crypto assets, directly through the CommBank app. You know when the banks come on board, cryptocurrency has become

NSW commercial landlord hardship fund

2021-11-03T23:16:14+10:00November 3rd, 2021|COVID-19, General, News|

The NSW government has introduced a hardship fund for smaller landlords whose main source of income is impacted by providing rental relief to retail or commercial tenants who have been financially impacted by the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown. Under the scheme, landlords can apply for a payment of up to $3,000 per month, per property

Unwinding COVID-19 Relief

2021-10-05T22:29:34+10:00October 5th, 2021|COVID-19, General, News|

COVID-19 support will roll back as states and territories reach vaccination targets. The National Plan, the road map out of COVID-19, does more than provide greater freedoms at 70% and 80% full vaccination rates, it withdraws the steady stream of Commonwealth financial support to individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures.

What now? Unwinding the Pandemic

2021-09-13T09:18:51+10:00September 13th, 2021|COVID-19, General, News|

Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions. And, it is not just businesses in lockdown that are in

Update: Lockdown support for businesses and individuals in NSW & VIC

2021-08-04T16:36:47+10:00July 30th, 2021|COVID-19, General, News|

Based on announcements made by the Government this week, please find a new update on the lockdown support available for businesses and individuals in NSW and Victoria. Lockdown Support for Businesses If the recent lockdown has adversely impacted your business, support is available for businesses in NSW and Victoria. Use the following to read

Changes to income protection insurance

2021-08-04T16:41:41+10:00July 22nd, 2021|News|

BDH Leaders work with a variety of experts to give our clients holistic financial advice. In this article, we hear from Andrew Newton from MBS Insurance. He’s our recommended insurance advisor who assists clients with a range of insurance requirements. He also works with us to ensure premiums are structured in a tax effective way

Lockdown Support for Businesses and Individuals

2021-07-25T14:11:12+10:00July 16th, 2021|COVID-19, General, News|

What lockdown support is available? Here is an update on the lockdown support available for businesses and individuals in NSW. Lockdown Support for Businesses If the recent lockdown has adversely impacted your business in NSW, support is coming. The NSW and Federal Governments have announced a series of new measures to support businesses during

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