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Introducing SMSF rollover alerts

Since February 2020, the ATO has been issuing alerts via email and SMS when certain changes are made to a self-managed super fund (‘SMSF’).

With the inclusion of SMSF rollovers in SuperStream, the ATO will send the fund an email and/or text message alert when the fund uses the SMSF verification service (‘SVS’) to verify the SMSF’s details before making a rollover. 

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Lost, damaged or destroyed tax records

The ATO knows that many taxpayers are facing lasting impacts left in the wake of natural disasters, so if they find their records have been lost or destroyed, whether in cyclones, floods or bushfires, the ATO can help.  According to ATO Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh:

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Rent or lease payment changes due to COVID-19

The ATO has provided updates regarding the tax implications when a landlord gives, or a tenant receives, rent concessions (such as waivers or deferrals of rent) as a result of COVID-19. 

For example, the ATO provides the following advice for tenants that have received a rent waiver.

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Extension of time to make repayments on Division 7A loans

Editor: Under a complying Division 7A loan from a private company, the borrower must make minimum yearly repayments (‘MYR’) before the end of the lender’s income year to avoid the loan being treated as an assessable dividend.

To offer more support due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, an extension of the repayment period is now available for those who were unable to make their MYRs by the end of the lender’s 2020/21 income year (generally 30 June).

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Super guarantee contribution due date for June 2021 quarter

The due date for employers to make super guarantee contributions for their employees for the June 2021 quarter is 28 July 2021

Note that the super guarantee rate in relation to salary and wages paid on or before 30 June 2021 is 9.5%, but the super guarantee rate is 10% in relation to salary and wages paid  from 1 July 2021 (even if they are paid in relation to work performed before that date). 

Also, contributions made (and received by the fund) after 30 June 2021 will not be deductible in the 2021 income year, even if they are made in relation to work performed during the 2021 income year.