2021 Fuel Tax Credit Rate Changes

Kurt TuranskyTax

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Earlier this month, the Australian Taxation Office announced a slight increase to fuel tax credit rates in line with fuel excise indexation. Fuel tax credits rates change regularly so it’s important to check the rates each time you do your business activity statement (BAS), but this month, Kurt discusses the most recent changes that came into effect on February 1. … Read More

How to safeguard your business against future audits

StuartBusiness Audit

How to safeguard your business against future audits

Last year the ATO scrutinised over 760,000 business operations, resulting in, close to, an extra billion tax dollars for the Australian Government. While an audit can be a good learning experience for business owners, it can also be a time-consuming lesson. The investigation can take months, or even years, and requires a lot of time and energy regardless if you … Read More

3 Ways to manage ATO debt before it’s too late

StuartTax

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With small businesses accounting for $12.5 billion in overdue tax, it’s no surprise the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is reprioritising tax debt in order to balance the budget. From 1 July 2017, small businesses will risk outstanding debt being disclosed to credit agencies. While the measure will only apply to those businesses with an Australian Business Number and tax debt … Read More

A step-by-step guide to activating your ATO Business Portal

StuartBusiness Technology, Tax

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As the ATO moves to become digitalised, businesses can now access the ATO’s Business Portal. The Business Portal is a safe, secure website where you can manage your business tax affairs to: View past and yet to be lodged Business Activity Statements (BAS); view your statement of account and payment options; request a refund or transfer of funds between accounts; … Read More