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Rogers Lean May 2020 Monthly Newsletter

April 30th, 2020|

The dominating factor in all our lives at the moment is of course COVID-19. We look at issues that may change the normal deductions taxpayers can make for working from home, plus examine details of the new JobKeeper scheme that both employers and employees will need to know.

There is also the early release from superannuation […]

Rogers Lean March 2020 Monthly Newsletter

March 16th, 2020|

If you own certain high-end assets, it may be prudent to make sure your tax affairs are in order. The ATO has asked dozens of insurance companies for policy details over certain asset values to check up on these taxpayers’ tax obligations.

We also look at the realities of accessing some of your retirement savings early, […]

Rogers Lean February 2020 Monthly Newsletter

February 13th, 2020|

The bushfire season has highlighted the very central importance that volunteers play in Australia, but along with these essential roles there can also be tax outcomes to consider.

We also sketch out the essentials to know about the First Home Super Saver scheme, succession planning for family businesses, and the possible tax offsets available in the […]

Rogers Lean December 2019 Monthly Newsletter

December 2nd, 2019|

Sometimes small business owners pass up the at-times lucrative small business CGT concessions simply through not knowing that they are eligible to claim them. Answering a few basic questions can clear this up.

We explain how the “personal property security register” can help manage the risk that comes with owning certain assets. We also take a […]

Rogers Lean November 2019 Monthly Newsletter

November 11th, 2019|

Sometimes, essential tax records are missing or even destroyed. But all is not lost, as there is a “plan B” that can be put into affect, so we run through the options to help your tax outcome.

The investment strategy of any SMSF is not “set-and-forget”, and if not re-visited from time to time, could create […]

Rogers Lean October 2019 Monthly Newsletter

October 2nd, 2019|

Deductible work-related expenses are always tempting to chase down, but to stay out of trouble with the ATO it’s always good to have fact sorted from fiction. We also look at the special CGT rules that apply when spouses have different residences.

There’s an exemption from reporting obligations for employers for certain “personal security” fringe benefits, […]

Rogers Lean September 2019 Monthly Newsletter

October 2nd, 2019|

Property developers often feel the gaze of the ATO on their activities, so we look at what could be getting its attention. Still on residences, we look at some little known facts about the CGT exemption that generally, but not always, applies to inherited homes.

Also dealt with is the tax that children’s savings accounts attracts, […]

Rogers Lean August 2019 Monthly Newsletter

August 6th, 2019|

Heading overseas for that trip of a lifetime? There could be a few simple steps you can take to ensure all is in order tax-wise, both while you’re away and after you return.

We also look at trust distribution resolutions, whether your backyard projects are considered a business or a hobby by the taxman, and simple […]

Rogers Lean July 2019 Newsletter

July 1st, 2019|

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When a loan is paid out early, it can sometimes trigger a penalty interest charge. There are circumstances where this charge can be tax deductible, but also many instances where this is not the case. A new tax ruling teases out the likely outcomes.

This new income year is […]

Rogers Lean June 2019 Newsletter

June 3rd, 2019|

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With Tax Time 2019 just around the corner, we run over the sort of substantiation that the ATO expects for work-related deductions that taxpayers claim. We also look at Taxable Payments Annual Reports, and the new industries that these cover starting this year.

Also this month we cover the […]