We are extremely proud to announce that Shannon Smit, has been appointed to the Board of Taxation’s Advisory Panel for 2016. The Board's Advisory Panel is made up of "Australia’s most talented and respected taxation experts" (as quoted on the Board's website).Shannon has held a previous position with the Australian Government’s Board of Taxation’s Expert Panel, however this will be Shannon’s first year as a member of the Advisory Panel.
On 31 March 2020, the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year ends. With the ever increasing budget deficits, the ATO will be reviewing whether all employers who should be paying FBT are, and that they are paying the right amount. Who needs to lodge a FBT return? Find out here.
With the borders between the State and Territories all but open and 2021 in sight, there is a hunger for a return to normal. With Australia's desire to ‘get on with things,' sentiment reached its highest level since November 2013 and Christmas spending is expected to be consistent with previous years.
Stimulating investment is high on the Government’s agenda. To encourage spending, the 2020-21 Budget introduced a measure that allows businesses to immediately deduct the cost of new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing assets in the first year of use.