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How much do you need to retire?

Want to know what the sweet spot is when it comes to your superannuation and retiring?

So, how much do you need to retire? The “Sweet Spot” is the ideal point when your superannuation combines with your full age pension. Since the Federal Government tightened the assets test taper rate in Jan 2017, the so called “sweet spot” has been harder to hit.

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Contractors need to disclose all income

It’s no secret that the Perth building industry is booming, which means contractors need to disclose all of their income. If you are a contractor in;

  • Building and Construction
  • Road Freight
  • Information and Technology
  • Cleaning Services
  • Security
  • Investigation or Surveillance

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New ATO data-matching programs

The ATO has advised that it will engage in two new data matching programs, as outlined below:

  •  the ATO will acquire novated lease data from McMillan Shakespeare Group, Smartgroup Corporation, SG Fleet Group, Eclipx Group, LeasePlan, Toyota Fleet Management, LeasePLUS and Orix Australia for the 2018/19 through to 2022/23 financial years (relating to approximately 260,000 individuals each financial year); and
  • the ATO will acquire account identification and transaction data from cryptocurrency designated service providers for the 2021 financial year through to the 2023 financial year inclusively (relating to approximately 400,000 to 600,000 individuals each financial year).

SMSF limited recourse borrowing arrangements interest rates

The ATO has confirmed that the following interest rates charged under a limited recourse borrowing arrangement (‘LRBA’) to an SMSF would be consistent with the safe harbour terms the ATO will accept for the 2021/22 financial year.

Real property:                         5.10%

Listed shares or units:           7.10%

Note that these rates are unchanged from those the ATO accepted for the 2020/21 year.