Three Common CGT Obstacles For Homeowners

In straightforward cases, a property owned by individuals and used as a main residence throughout the period of ownership will receive a full exemption from capital gains tax (CGT) when the home is sold. But this “main residence exemption” has a number of caveats. Here, we highlight three common scenarios in which a homeowner may face […]

Increased Super Thresholds For 2019-20

While the concessional and non-concessional contributions caps will remain unchanged for the 2019-20 financial year, certain other important superannuation thresholds are set to increase from 1 July 2019. The “CGT cap amount” for non-concessional contributions will increase by $35,000 to $1.515 million for 2019-20, up from $1.480 million for 2018-19. The CGT cap amount is […]

How Does Listing My Home On Airbnb Affect My Tax?

Millions of Australians are now using the sharing economy to earn some extra money on the side. Thanks to smartphones and user-friendly app technology, people young and old are using peer-to-peer digital platforms to access sharing services like ride sharing, accommodation sharing, “odd jobs” networks and even pet minding. The government is concerned that some Australians […]

Greater Flexibility For Accessing Company Losses

The ability to carry forward tax losses is important for business growth and innovation. A tax loss arises when a taxpayer has more deductions in an income year than assessable income. Being able to carry forward tax losses and deduct these against future assessable income encourages businesses to undertake entrepreneurial or innovative activities that may not […]