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  • INCREASED FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT CAP

    From 1 January 2011 the $7,000 First Home Owner Grant cap was increased to $835,000 from the previous $750,000 cap. Any applicant who purchases or builds a property in NSW with a value of greater than..
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  • LAUNCH OF STRONGER SUPER WEBSITE

    The Treasury Department has launched the Stronger Super website which will provide details of the government’s response to superannuation recommendations as per the Cooper Review. Through the new St..
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  • TAX BREAKS ON GREEN BUILDINGS

    The government has released a public consultation paper for the proposed Tax Breaks for Green Buildings Scheme. Under the proposed scheme, from 1 July 2011 businesses that make investments in eligible..
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  • FRINGE BENEFITS TAX

    March 31 marks the end of another Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year. Now is the time to ensure that you take advantage of last minute tax planning opportunities. Avoid the heat of the ATO audit blowtorch..
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  • DELAYS TO NEW R&D TAX SCHEME

    Prior to the 2010 federal election the government announced changes to the treatment of Research & Development expenses for taxation purposes. These changes propose to give small to medium enterpr..
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  • PAYROLL TAX & DISCRETIONARY TRUSTS

    Particular attention needs to be paid to payroll tax thresholds when a business is conducted and employees paid through a discretionary trust. When each family member has a business and they are al..
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  • ATO 2010-11 COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

    The ATO has released the 2010-11 compliance program and below is a list of key priorities and activities that the ATO will focus its audit activity towards. Profit shifting between related entitie..
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