Home office 2019/20

Jarrod Rogers CPA, 3 July 2020 No… you definitely can’t. …claim your coffee machine, that is. There are lots of things you can claim a deduction for if you’ve had to work from home during the great corona panic of 2020, but the ATO are clear on what you can’t claim. And if you’re just … Read more

JobKeeper Q & A

We recently conducted a JobKeeper Q&A session on YouTube. If you cannot view the video we have included a transcript below. Transcript Hi everybody, it’s Jarrod Rogers here from Beyond Accountancy.  I’m here today with Ashlee and Craig.  JobKeeper is now law, it has been operating for a while.  Enrolment started last week but there … Read more

SMSF regulation details removed

What does it mean if your SMSF status is Regulation details removed on Super Fund Lookup? The explanation on Super Fund Lookup simply says: The regulation details of this SMSF have been removed from display in Super Fund Lookup due to their failure to lodge returns. But you’ve already read that. Practically, here is what … Read more

A 5 minute guide to home office tax deductions

Jarrod Rogers CPA 5 April 2020 The coronavirus crisis has resulted in a lot more employees working from home. There are the main questions we’re getting from clients and the main claims most people should be making. Update – 7 April 2020: due to the increase in the number of people working from home, the … Read more

The simple tax guide for barristers (Australia)

18 Mar 2020 Here’s a line I’ve never heard from a barrister: “I’ve got so much spare time, I don’t know what to do with it”. Between court deadlines, demanding clients, impatient judges and the general pressure of being a sole trader, life at the bar is very busy.  As well as professional pressures, the … Read more

ATO amnesty for late tax returns

16 March 2020 Jarrod Rogers CPA In the past the government has allowed concessions or an amnesty for late tax returns and overdue debts. At the time of writing, there is a superannuation amnesty and concessions for bushfire victims. You may be waiting for a tax, BAS or GST amnesty before dealing with your late … Read more

Do I have to pay tax on my Australian property?

By Jarrod Rogers CPA We often receive questions from foreign owners of Australian properties, such as this: “I am a resident of the UK and I own a property in Melbourne. I do not live in Australia and do not have Australian citizenship. I work and pay tax in the UK. Do I have to … Read more

BAS statements for a closed business

If the ATO issues a document, such as a business activity statement (BAS) then they expect it to be lodged on time, and any payment made in full. You cannot just ignore BAS statements because your business: has ceased to operate no longer has turnover over the GST threshold, currently $75,000 It is up to … Read more

How to lodge a BAS in two minutes

You know how most small business owners hate paperwork and tax? Well, what we do is help them reduce both. In fact, we recently met a small business owner who used to have to allocate a whole day each quarter to doing his BAS. We showed him how to do it in 5 minutes AND … Read more