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Fringe Benefit Tax Exemption on Electric Cars

Written by Olena Shepetukhina - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Since 1 July 2022, electric vehicles have been exempt from fringe benefit tax (FBT). A fringe benefit is a payment to an employee not in the form of salary or wages, for example provision of a car that includes for personal use. The fringe benefit tax is paid on the value of this benefit. For a $55,000 car the FBT bill could... Read more

Generating Income from Your Family Home – Tax Implications

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Airbnb reports that as inflation in an area rises, so too does the number of Airbnb hosts, as homeowners seek to cover rising mortgage repayments. Whilst additional income may be welcome, it is important for homeowners to be aware of the tax implications of renting out their primary residence. Income Tax and Deductions Income generated by rental of your home... Read more

Federal Budget Commentary 2023/2024

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Last night the Treasurer handed down his second budget in seven months. My assessment of his first budget in October ’22 was “solid, nothing brilliant, but sound and steady”. At that time, the forecast included a 22/23 deficit and increasing unemployment. Albeit with the benefit of hindsight it is hard to comprehend how Treasury and the Reserve Bank could be... Read more

Change to Taxing Point for Employee Share Schemes

Written by Robert Cameron, Accountant - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Cessation of employment has been removed as a deferred taxing point for Employee Share Schemes from 1 July 2022. Employee Share Schemes (ESS) are often used by employers to attract, retain and motivate staff by issuing interests such as shares, rights (including options) or other financial products to their employees, usually at a discount to their market value. ESS interests... Read more

Additional Covid-19 Support Measures for 2022

Written by Evelyn Christian, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

The NSW Government recently announced additional programs to support businesses following the Omicron wave. The following measures have been introduced/expanded. The 2022 Small Business Support Program For businesses with a turnover of $75,000 – $50 million that experienced a minimum 40% decline in turnover due to the impacts of Covid in January 2022 (compared to January 2021 or 2020) and... Read more

New Company Directors ID Requirement

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

All company directors now need to verify their identity with a unique identification number, in order to help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. Company directors must apply for their own director ID, only once, which will be their unique identifier forever. Existing directors have until 30 November 2022 to apply. Directors appointed before 4 April 2022... Read more

Accounting Update for a New Financial Year

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

As the financial year draws to a close, there are some changes worth highlighting which are likely relevant for a number of clients. Compulsory Superannuation Rate Increases The superannuation guarantee rate will increase to 10% from July 1, 2021 and rise by 0.5 per cent per year thereafter until it reaches 12 per cent by 2025. 2021-22: 10% 2022-23: 10.5%... Read more

The Strength and Resilience of the Australian Economy

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

There has been much talk about the potential fiscal cliff after JobKeeper ends, however we have a more optimistic view. Strong indicators of economic recovery in combination with the commencement of the vaccine roll-out, allows us to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. In fact we have been amazed at the strength of businesses and the... Read more

The 2020 Federal Budget Commentary

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Tuesday’s Budget from the Federal Government, in which it continues its robust effort to deal with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been followed by an abundance of commentary. In this note, I add my thoughts, with the key issues for our clients in mind. Last year’s Budget was delivered shortly before the 2019 election. At the time I... Read more

Special Alert: Jobkeeper Updates

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Changes to Employee Eligibility for Jobkeeper 1.0 There has been a recent change to the classification of eligible employees for Jobkeeper 1.0. Some businesses will now have more eligible employees: If a business has a full-time or part-time employee that commenced after 1 March 2020 up to 1 July 2020 then they will now be eligible for the remainder of Jobkeeper 1.0 that... Read more