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December 2016

December Newsletter

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With the festive season close at hand, we look at the ways in which the spirit of giving can be extended in a tax effective way. We also look at the details we know so far about the new transfer balance account requirement for SMSFs, and the cap imposed on these accounts. And as the rules around the valuation of assets held under an SMSF have seen a lot of changes, we run over the more important points. Also dealt with is the luxury car…

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Extending the festive cheer (in a tax efficient way)

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The festive season is here again, and as with other years it is always brimming with the spirit of giving. The list of practical ways in which Australians spread goodwill is as endless as a Christmas wreath. The ATO also gets into the spirit of the season, but of course feels required to set some limits. When are donations deductible? A charitable donation is only tax deductible if it meets the requirements in the relevant legislation. In brief, the rules allow a taxpayer to claim…

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