The 2022/23 Federal Budget is a safe, ballot box friendly Budget as expected with a focus on jobs, cost of living, home ownership, and health.
It is a Budget that drives digitisation. Not just to support innovation but to streamline compliance, create transparency and more readily identify anomalies. Single touch payroll was the first step, the PAYG instalment system, trust compliance, and payments to contractors are next.
The first iteration of the plan had three stages.
The centrepiece of Stage 1 is the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (LMITO or ‘Lamington’). The Lamington cuts taxes for taxpayers who earn less than $126,000 a year (the vast majority). Taxpayers receive this as a lump sum when they file their tax returns at the end of each financial year.
Beyond compliance, there is an opportunity to capitalise on the benefits of the Government’s push towards innovation and investment in
new technology. Not just the $120 tax deduction for every $100 spent on training employees and digital adoption, but also the expansion of
the patent box tax concessions. There are opportunities for those pushing boundaries.
Our team are here to help. get in touch for any queries you may have on how the Budget may affect you and your business.
In the 2019–20 Budget, the government announced that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information.
Throughout March, the ATO sent letters to directors who are potentially in breach of their obligations to ensure that the company they represent has met its PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee charge, or GST obligations.
It’s a great headline isn’t it? Spend $100 and get a $120 tax deduction. Days after the Federal Budget announcement that businesses will be able to claim a 120% deduction for expenditure on training and technology costs, we started receiving marketing emails encouraging us to spend now to access the deduction.