Since the Henderson Case it has been clear that there is only one appropriate way to return income for a year – either cash or accruals. TR 98/1 covers which one is correct for each year. But what happens to your debtors when in year one you were correctly on cash and in year two […]
The most annoying habit of the Commissioner is to let everyone do something for years and then to finally try to close it down. Take the Commissioner’s announcement on 16 December 2009 that an unpaid present entitlement from a trust to a corporate beneficiary is a loan to which Division 7A applies. So 12 years […]
I don’t get that so many small business advisors think Part IVA can not apply to their clients. Yes it does not happen often but if it does your business is on the line. And here is where it is most likely to apply… You just read my post below and want to inject income […]
0010IP_Blue_Journal_Aug (Mansell) By the way, after writing this article I found that I had been placed on the world’s largest “climate denial” database. Now I new thought a tax article could make me politically incorrect?
In the Australian Capital Territory, for a rental property you can claim the stamp duty as a deduction – even though the Henry Review (which I had the misfortune of spend 6 months working on) wanted to remove this anomaly. Why? It’s a lease and not an ownership of all land in the ACT But, […]
The two questions here are: 1. For various items included in a fit out, can a taxpayer claim a deduction under Division 40? 2. If they can claim a deduction under Division 40 what is the effective life? 3. If they cannot claim a deduction under Division 40 can they claim a deduction under Division […]