Recent update relating to small business bookkeeping
STP is now a requirement for all businesses with staff
Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new way of reporting tax and superannuation information to ATO. It is a significant change that will require many employers to upgrade or replace their payroll system this financial year in order to meet their payroll reporting obligations. Please call SmartEgg, if you are struggling to understand STP or need a good solution.
More businesses are now required to file a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR)
In addition to building and consturuction services, cleaning services and courier services, the following services will need to lodge their reports.
Information technology services
Road freight services
Security, investigation or surveillance services
$30,000 instant asset write-off
Did you know, you may be able to claim a deduction in your 2019 tax return for assets you bought for your business in the 2018-19 financial year?
Using the instant asset write-off, you can claim a deduction for each asset that cost less than the threshold that applied when the asset was first used or installed ready for use. Different thresholds apply, so make sure you check which one applies to your asset:
$30,000 from 7.30pm AEDT on 2 April 2019
$25,000 from 29 January 2019 until before 7.30pm AEDT on 2 April 2019
$20,000 before 29 January 2019.
On your tax return, claim your instant asset write-off deduction under 'Small business entity simplified depreciation'.
The usual rules for claiming deductions still apply. You can only claim the business portion of the expense, and make sure you have records to prove it.
Assets that cost more than the relevant threshold can't be immediately deducted. You can deduct them over time using the small business pool.