A D Barnett & Co

A D Barnett & Co


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Australian Taxation Office

Working from home? 🏠💻 We’ve introduced a temporary shortcut method to help you easily calculate these expenses with minimal record keeping requirements.

If you plan to claim working-from-home expenses this tax time, you’ll need to make sure you’re eligible and you have the right records to back-up your claims 👍 Find out more at www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/home-office-expenses/


Australian Taxation Office

Businesses: The increased instant asset write-off has been extended to 31 December 2020! This means that eligible businesses can continue to invest in assets that cost less than $150,000 each 🏪

Check out what you can claim at www.ato.gov.au/Business/Depreciation-and-capital-expenses-and-allowances/Simpler-depreciation-for-small-business/Instant-asset-write-off/


Australian Taxation Office

Claiming your work-related expenses is easier than ever with our occupation and industry guides! 👷👩‍🍳👩‍🔧👨‍⚕️👩‍💼

Our range of tailored guides can help you get your deductions right – whether you work in an office, herd cattle on a farm or drive trucks to make a buck. Check them out at www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Occupation-and-industry-specific-guides


Australian Taxation Office

If you’ve received a government stimulus payment this financial year, do you know whether you need to include it in your tax return? Different payment types are reported differently:
👍 JobKeeper payments – if you’re an employee these will be included on your income statement as salary and wages or an allowance.
👍 JobSeeker payments – need to be included in your tax return and will also be included on your Centrelink payment summary.
👎 Accessed super – you don’t need to pay tax on COVID-19 early release of super amounts, so you don’t need to include this in your tax return.

No need to manually fill this out, most info will be automatically included in your tax return by late July. For more info about other income you need to report, visit www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Lodging-your-tax-return/In-detail/Tax-essentials/?page=1#Include_all_your_income


Australian Taxation Office

If you’re working from home, you may be able to claim some of your home office expenses at tax time.

You’ll need to make sure your deductions meet the three golden rules when working out your claim:
💵 You must have spent the money yourself (and have not been reimbursed)
💼 Your costs must directly relate to earning your income
🧾You must have a record to prove your claim

We have handy tips and tools to help you record your receipts and calculate your deductions – check out www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/home-office-expenses to learn more!


Australian Taxation Office


Be on the lookout for a new text message (SMS) scam claiming you have a tax refund from the ATO. Don’t click any links and don’t give out your bank details, even if it looks convincing.

Remember 👉 we’ll never send an SMS asking you to access our online services via a hyperlink.

Scammers try to take advantage of people when they’re vulnerable, and we’re doing what we can to shut these scammers down.

Warn your friends and family, report any scams you receive, and visit our scam alerts page to learn more: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Online-services/Identity-security/Scam-alerts


Commonwealth Bank

⚠ Hoax Alert: We’re aware of a hoax SMS offering a $500 bonus for testing Cardless Cash. If you receive this SMS report it to [email protected] then delete it.


Australian Taxation Office

Employers: Your next super guarantee payments are due to your employees’ super funds by Sunday 28 April. As this falls on a weekend, you have until the next business day to get it done.

For more info, visit www.ato.gov.au/Business/Super-for-employers/Paying-super-contributions/When-to-pay-super


Australian Taxation Office


Be wary of suspicious or aggressive phone calls claiming to be from us. We won’t ever threaten you with immediate arrest, or demand payment of a tax debt via iTunes gift cards or a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

If you suspect you’ve been targeted by a scammer, phone our hotline on 1800008540. Read more at www.ato.gov.au/general/online-services/identity-security/verify-or-report-a-scam


Australian Taxation Office

Tax help is at hand for North Queenslanders affected by recent floods.

Residents in impacted areas will automatically be given an extra four weeks to lodge and pay activity statements, tax returns and fringe benefits tax returns that would normally be due this month. Refunds will also be fast-tracked. Read more about the support available at www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Dealing-with-disasters/In-detail/Specific-disasters/Natural-disasters---January---February-2019

Anyone experiencing difficulties meeting their tax or super obligations as a result of the disaster can phone us on 1800806218 for tailored assistance.


We would like to wish all our valuable clients and their families a very Merry Christmas and a safe new year. Our office will reopen on the 14th January 2019, however if you require any assistance during the break, feel free to send a message through our Facebook site.

9news.com.au 17/12/2018

ATO scammer’s vile ‘rape’ threat to A Current Affair reporter

Interesting story and happening more and more. Be careful. Just end the call and report. If unsure, end the call and contact this office to confirm.


9news.com.au A Current Affair has caught on camera the vile tactics scammers are resorting to in their effort to con vul...


Australian Taxation Office

🚨 PHONE SCAM ALERT! 🚨 Listen out for suspicious calls claiming to be from the ATO. Today scammers have started ‘spoofing’ our phone number so it looks like we’re calling. They’re also leaving our number on voicemails to make their contact seem real.

While these calls may appear to be from us, remember that we’ll never:
• threaten you with arrest
• demand immediate payment, particularly through unusual means such as bitcoin, prepaid credit cards or gift cards
• encourage you not to speak with a trusted advisor or your regular tax agent
• project a number on caller ID.

Hang up if you’re unsure! Phone us on our dedicated scam hotline on 1800008540 to check if calls are legitimate or report a scam. Warn your friends and family and read more on our scam alerts page: www.ato.gov.au/General/Online-services/Identity-security/Scam-alerts


Australian Taxation Office

🛫 Attention flight attendants and airline employees! 🛬 For a smooth landing this tax time, here are our tips on the deductions you can claim.

👍 You can claim a deduction for travel expenses if you are required to travel overnight for work.
👍 You can claim a deduction for the cost of hydrating moisturisers used to combat the abnormal drying of skin due to an aircraft’s pressurised environment.
👎 You can’t claim a deduction for hairdressing, cosmetics or hair products, even if you’re expected to be well groomed. Grooming products are private expenses.
👍 You can claim a deduction for visa application fees when you’re required to enter a country as part of your job.
👎 You can’t claim expenses for travel between your home and the place of departure.
👍 You can claim a deduction for the cost of buying, hiring, mending or cleaning certain uniforms that are unique and distinctive to your job.

Still up in the air on something? Find out more at www.ato.gov.au/flightattendants


Australian Taxation Office

Small businesses: Are you making the most of small business concessions in your tax return?

You may be eligible for:
• $20,000 instant asset write-off
• Deductions for prepaid expenses
• Deductions for new small businesses.

Check which concessions you can claim at www.ato.gov.au/concessionsataglance


Australian Taxation Office

Calling all teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Learn what you can (and can’t) claim this tax time.

👍 You can claim deductions for the work-related portion of your own excursion and camp costs, as well as first aid courses and protective gear (eg sunglasses, sunhats).
👎 You can’t claim the cost of gifts you buy for your students or any time you pay for their personal expenses (eg their lunch, excursion fees or school books).
👍 You can claim self-education expenses if the course relates directly to your current job.
👎 You can’t claim a deduction if your study is only related in a general way to your job, or is designed to help you get a new one.
👍 You can claim the cost of buying or cleaning certain uniforms that are unique and distinctive to your job.
👎 You can’t claim the cost of buying or cleaning plain clothing even if you’re required to wear it or you only wear it for work.
👍 You can claim a deduction when you drive between alternate workplaces for the same employer on the same day (eg from your school to another school to supervise an exam).

For more info and examples to help you work out your deductions, visit www.ato.gov.au/teachers


Australian Taxation Office


Scammers pretending to be from the ATO are using a new tactic. They’ll phone you about a fake tax debt and try to start a three-way call with another scammer who claims to work alongside your regular tax agent.

Keep an ear out for suspicious phone calls and warn your friends and family to beware of this scam, especially if they use an agent.

If you have any doubts about a call you receive, don’t hesitate to hang up and report it to us on 1800 008 540. For further details on this scam and others, visit www.ato.gov.au/scamalerts


If you lodge your BAS's through this office, your June 2018 Quarter Activity Statement is due for lodgement and payment TODAY, the 25th August 2018.

If you are experiencing any problems with either lodgement or payment, please contact our office on MONDAY to discuss your options!


If you lodge your BAS's through this office, your June 2018 Quarter Activity Statement is due for lodgement and payment on the 25th August 2018.

Please gather the necessary paperwork and provide to this office for preparation.


Australian Taxation Office

Employers: Super guarantee quarterly payments are due on 28 July.

If you’re planning to pay through the Small Business Super Clearing House, you may need to get an AUSkey or connect your ABN to your myGov account. Check what you need to do at ato.gov.au/sbschAccess


If you lodge your BAS's through this office, your June 2018 Quarter Activity Statement is due for lodgement and payment on the 25th August 2018.

Please gather the necessary paperwork and provide to this office for preparation.


Tax treatment of cryptocurrencies

With the rise of cryptocurrencies, the ATO are keen to extract the correct tax on gains realised from investing for gain/profit in cryptocurrencies

Gains or Profits may be subject to income tax on profit or capital gains tax, depending upon your actual circumstances.

Should you have realised a gain/loss during the past year, please remember to disclose it.


Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty (subject to legislation passing)

On 24 May 2018, the government announced the start of a Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty. The Amnesty will be available retrospectively from 24 May 2018 to 23 May 2019, subject to legislation passing.

The Amnesty gives employers a one-off opportunity to self-correct past super guarantee (SG) non-compliance without penalty. Catch-up payments made in the 12 month period will be tax-deductible.

To be eligible for the Amnesty and avoid harsher penalties you must:
• disclose their SG shortfall amount including nominal interest to us within the 12 month Amnesty period
• not be subject to an audit of their SG for the relevant periods.

If you are in a position to take advantage of the Amnesty please contact this office for advice.


Australian Taxation Office

Employers: Don’t forget that tax tables changed on 1 July 2018.

Make sure you’re withholding the right amount of tax from your employees – check the new rates or use the tax withheld calculator at ato.gov.au/taxtables


Australian Taxation Office

Have you made voluntary super contributions since 1 July 2017? You may now be able to use these contributions and associated earnings to help buy your first home. Find out more at ato.gov.au/FHSS


Australian Taxation Office

Small businesses: How are you using your business assets, such as a phone or laptop?

Make sure you keep a record of your usage to help work out the business portion you can claim as a deduction. To learn more, visit ato.gov.au/businessdeductions


Australian Taxation Office

Last year around 6 million people claimed work-related clothing and laundry expenses – totalling nearly $1.8 billion. Many taxpayers have legitimate claims for uniforms, occupation-specific or protective clothing, but some are unfounded or unreasonable...

🕵️ Case one: A car detailer claimed more than $20,000 in laundry expenses on his tax return. When questioned, the taxpayer told us he calculated the claim at a rate of $227 per hour, because he valued his personal time... 😲 He then made a voluntary disclosure admitting the claim was excessively high, and we reduced the claim as a result.

Read more cases of unreasonable claims and find tips on what’s acceptable at ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Media-releases/Clothing-put-through-the-wringer-this-tax-time/


NSW Police Force

SCAM ALERT! This tax refund phishing scam came through our email today. Don't click the link. Delete straight away.

service.nsw.gov.au 18/03/2018

Claim a CTP Green Slip refund

If you were the registered owner of a private vehicle as at midnight 30 November 2017, you may be able to claim a CTP Green Slip refund for insurance policies bought or renewed before 1 December 2017.


service.nsw.gov.au The CTP refunds available to over 4 million NSW citizens is proving to be more popular than anticipated and causing some unforeseen technical difficulties. Our apologies for the inconvenience, we are working hard to fix the issues.


Australian Taxation Office

Be aware of what you share 🔒 If you’re targeted by a tax scammer, phone us on 1800008540.


The December 2017 Quarter Activity Statements are due for lodgement and payment today!

If you are experiencing any problems with either lodgement or payment, please contact our office TODAY to discuss your options!


Australian Taxation Office

Tax tip: We’re keeping a close eye on ‘other’ deductions this year 👀 which includes claims for expenses like:

💻 Home offices
🔨 Tools and equipment
📱 Phone and internet
🤝 Union fees
📋 Seminars and conferences

Make sure you’re on the right track towards tax time – hang onto all your receipts and double-check your expenses are claimable! Find out more at ato.gov.au/otherdeductions


Australian Taxation Office

The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) is changing on 26 February.

👉 It’s joining our other online services so you can manage a range of tax and super tasks with one login, sort employee listings, and more.
👉 The SBSCH will be unavailable from 20–25 February while we transfer your data to the new system.
👉 Super payments in the current system must be completed by 3pm AEDT on 19 February.
👉 You may need to set up a new login for the new-look SBSCH, so check what the change means for you at ato.gov.au/Business/Super-for-employers/In-detail/Small-Business-Superannuation-Clearing-House/SBSCH-joining-ATO-online-services/


Australian Taxation Office

Employers: Mark 28 January in your new 2018 calendar for the quarterly super guarantee payment! ✔️

To learn more about paying super, visit ato.gov.au/Business/Super-for-employers/


Australian Taxation Office

🚨 SCAM ALERT 🚨 Look out for this dodgy ‘Tax Form’ email, which asks you to complete a form via a malicious link.

• Don’t click the link!
• Forward the email to us at [email protected]
• Delete it and don’t respond to the sender

The email may claim to be from the ‘Revenue Collection Agency’ or ‘ATO Australia’. Always be wary of emails claiming to be from us. Spread the word and check out our scam alerts page for more info: ato.gov.au/ScamAlerts



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