Episode 50 – Crypto assets and tax
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
In the final episode of Tax inVoice, podcast host, David Jepsen is joined by ATO Tax Time spokesperson Assistant Commissioner, Tim Loh to talk about the tax treatment of crypto assets. They discuss when you need to declare income and capital gains or losses, why record keeping is so important and what you need to know about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Tim advises what to do if donating crypto, what self-managed super fund trustees need to consider when investing in crypto and what businesses need to do before accepting and using digital assets. For more information visit: Crypto asset investm ..read more
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Episode 49 – Income, prefill and the Medicare levy
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
ATO Assistant Commissioner, Adam O’Grady, and Services Australia General Manager, Hank Jongen, join the podcast to talk about reporting your income correctly this tax time. Find out which government payments need to be included in your tax return and the difference between the Medicare levy and the Medicare levy surcharge. They will explain what you need to do to claim a Medicare levy exemption, and the importance of correctly reporting your spouse or partner’s income. More information is available on the ATO and Services Australia websites: Income you must declare Government grants, payments ..read more
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Episode 48 – Work-related expense deductions
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
ATO Director – Risk and Strategy Kendal Hawken, joins podcast host David Jepsen to talk about work-related deductions, including what you can claim this tax time, what records you need to keep and how to avoid common errors. When preparing your tax return, it’s important to remember that what you can claim depends on the type of job you have, individual circumstances, and whether you have the required records to support the claim. Records are typically a receipt of a purchase or a form of written evidence such as a logbook, travel or working from home diary. Using the myDeductions tool in the ..read more
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Episode 47 – Tax Help program
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
Helen Castle, a volunteer from the ATO’s Tax Help program joins Tax inVoice podcast host David Jepsen to talk about the program and how it can help Australians meet their tax obligations during tax time. The Tax Help program is a free and confidential service open to people earning about $60,000 or less each year with simple tax affairs. It is designed to give people a helping hand during tax time, including those who have difficulty understanding and lodging their returns or have limited or no access to ATO online services, such as those living in remote locations. From July to October, train ..read more
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Episode 46 – COVID-19 and tax time
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
The ATO’s Tax Time spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh joins podcast host David Jepsen for another episode of Tax inVoice, to help taxpayers understand what they can and can’t claim relating to COVID-19. and the tax implications of COVID-19 Government support payments. Over the course of the pandemic, the Government delivered multiple COVID-19 support payments, each with different tax requirements. COVID-19 Disaster Payments, for instance, are non-taxable support payments and don’t need to be included in your tax return. Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments however are taxable and must be ..read more
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Episode 45 – Investors: Investments and assets
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
In this episode of Tax inVoice, host David Jepsen is joined by the ATO’s Tax Time spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh to discuss the fundamentals of investing, for tax agents and investors – both old and new.   When investing, it is important to consider all your assets when completing your tax return. Assets can include rental properties, shares, micro-investments like exchange traded funds (EFTs) and crypto assets.  You need to declare the income you receive from investments such as dividends and rent, but also the capital gains tax (CGT) that occurs when the assets are ‘di ..read more
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Episode 45 – Investors – Investments and assets
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
In this episode of Tax inVoice, host David Jepsen is joined by the ATO’s Tax Time spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh to discuss the fundamentals of investing, for tax agents and investors – both old and new.   When investing, it is important to consider all your assets when completing your tax return. Assets can include rental properties, shares, micro-investments like exchange traded funds (EFTs) and crypto assets.  You need to declare the income you receive from investments such as dividends and rent, but also the capital gains tax (CGT) that occurs when the assets are ‘di ..read more
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Episode 44 – New to Business
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
1y ago
In this episode of Tax inVoice, podcast host David Jepsen is joined by Assistant Commissioner of Small Business Experience Andrew Watson to discuss tips on starting a new business, what tax and super obligations need to be met and the helpful resources available to all business owners. Your operations are considered a business activity if your work is planned, repeatedly conducted in a businesslike manner and undertaken with the intent of making a profit. To start your new business on the right foot, make sure to do research and plan out your approach. This will assist in deciding on a busines ..read more
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Episode 43 – Don’t get burned by illegal phoenix activity
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
2y ago
George Montanez, Assistant Commissioner of the Phoenix and Evasion Program, joins Tax inVoice podcast host David Jepsen to talk about illegal phoenix activity, how it affects the Australian community and what the ATO is doing to disrupt illegal phoenix operators. Illegal phoenix activity occurs when a company is liquidated, wound up or abandoned to avoid paying its debts and tax obligations. In its place, a new company is started to carry on the same business activity without the debt. This creates an uneven playing field and puts businesses doing the right thing at a competitive disadvan ..read more
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Episode 42 – The ATO Evergreen Program
Tax inVoice
by ATO Corporate
2y ago
Deputy Commissioner Matt Hay, Assistant Director Shanell Gadd and former Evergreen Program participant Kia Yeatman join Tax InVoice podcast host David Jepsen to talk about the ATO’s Evergreen recruitment program. The Evergreen program focuses on uplifting representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ATO. It combines on-the-job and formal training over a 12-month period, including two 6-month work rotations that give participants the opportunity to work in a variety of roles. Evergreen participants have support from a dedicated program manager, rotation team leaders ..read more
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