When you Can Claim a GST Credit

You must be registered for GST to claim GST credits.

You can maintain a credit for any GST included in the price you pay for things that you use in your business. This is called a GST credit (or input-tax credit, a credit for the tax included in the price of your business inputs).

You claim GST credits in your activity statement.

You can claim GST credits if the following four conditions apply:

  • you aim to use your purchase solely or partly in carrying on your business and the purchase does not communicate to making input-taxed supplies
  • the purchase price included GST
  • you provide, or are liable to provide, payment for the item you purchased
  • You have a tax invoice from your supplier (for purchases more than $82.50).

You cannot claim a GST credit:

  • without a valid tax invoice
  • for purchases that do not have GST in the price
  • for wages you pay to staff (there is no GST on wages)
  • For motor vehicles priced above a certain limit.

Goods and services that don’t have GST in their price include:

  • GST-free items (such as basic foods)
  • Input-taxed items (such as bank fees and loan interest)
  • Purchases from a business that is not registered for GST (and therefore cannot charge GST).

When you can’t claim GST credit

You also cannot maintain GST credits for the following, even if GST is included in the price:

  • purchases you intend to use for private or domestic purposes
  • purchases you intend to use to make input-taxed supplies, such as those associated with providing residential accommodation
  • some purchases that you can’t claim as an income tax deduction, such as entertainment expenses
  • Land purchases under the margin scheme.

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Senior Australians – Tax Offsets

Mature age workers, seniors and pensioners may be eligible for tax offsets. If you are a short income earner, you may be entitled for an offset and, if your medical expenses pass the threshold limit, you may be entitled for the medical expenses tax offset too. You may also be eligible for an offset if you receive earnings from a superannuation income stream

If you are a Senior Australian, you may be entitled for the seniors and pensioners tax offset.

The seniors and pensioners tax offset (SAPTO) can decrease the amount of tax you are liable to pay. In some cases, this offset may reduce your tax liability to zero and you may not have to lodge a tax return.

To be eligible for this tax offset, you have to meet certain conditions connecting to your income and eligibility for an Australian Government pension.

If you are a senior, you must meet the age requirement for the Age pension to be eligible for the offset.

In some cases, you may also be able to move your eligible spouse’s unused SAPTO to you. We calculate their transfer amount available and include this amount when calculating your SAPTO.

If you have reached the age pension age, the seniors and pensioners tax offset lets you earn more money before you must pay tax or the Medicare levy. There are a range of eligibility circumstances which relate to age, income, and eligibility for Australian government pensions or allowances.

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Interest and Penalties

Australia’s revenue system relies on taxpayers provided that correct information to set up their tax liability and paying the correct amount of tax on time.

To ensure the system is fair for everyone:

  • General Interest Charge is applied to an unpaid tax liability from the date it was due to be rewarded until it and the accrued interest charges are paid
  • Shortfall Interest Charge is applied where an added amount of tax is payable because of an amended assessment
  • Penalties are imposed for conduct such as not taking logical care in claiming a deduction to which you are not entitled, or making a false or misleading statement.

The interest charges are planned to ensure that taxpayers who underpay their tax for a period don’t receive an advantage over those who have paid their tax on time, and to pay off the community for the impact of late expenses.

The penalty provisions are planned to encourage taxpayers to take reasonable care in complying with their tax obligations.

The law provides ATO with the flexible power to remit (partially or in full) interest charges and penalties in certain circumstances.

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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

GST is a broad-based tax of 10% on the majority goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia.

Generally, businesses and other organizations registered for GST will:

  • include GST in the cost they charge for their goods and services
  • claim credits for the GST included in the price of goods and services they buy for their business.

What you need to do for GST

If you run a business or other enterprise and have a GST turnover of $75,000 or more ($150,000 or more for non-profit organizations) or you provide taxi travel – you need to:

  • register for GST
  • work out whether your sales are taxable (that is, subject to GST, and not exempted because they are GST-free or input-taxed) and include GST in the price of your taxable sales
  • issue tax invoices for your taxable sales and obtain tax invoices for your business purchases
  • claim GST credits for GST included in the price of your business purchases
  • account for GST on either a cash or non-cash basis and put aside the GST you have collect so you can pay it to us when due
  • lodge activity statements or annual returns to account your sales and purchases, and pay GST to us or accept a GST refund.

You must register for GST if:

  • your business or enterprise has a GST turnover (gross income minus GST) of $75 000 or more
  • your non-profit organization has a GST turnover of $150 000 per year or more
  • you provide taxi or limousine travel for passengers in exchange for a fare as part of your business, regardless of your GST turnover – this applies to both landlord drivers and if you lease or rent a taxi
  • you want to maintain fuel tax credits for your business or enterprise.

If your business or enterprise doesn’t fit into one of the above categories, registering for GST is possible However, if you choose to register, you usually must stay registered for at least 12 months.

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Capital Gains Tax

A capital gain or capital loss on an asset is the difference between what it cost us and what you receive when we dispose of it.

We pay tax on your capital gains. It forms part of our income tax and is not considered a separate tax – though it’s referred to as capital gains tax (CGT).

If we make a capital loss, we can’t claim it against income but we can use it to reduce a capital gain in the same income year. And if our capital losses exceed our capital gains in an income year, we can generally carry the loss forward and deduct it against capital gains in future years.

All assets we’ve acquired since tax on capital gains started (on 20 September 1985) are subject to CGT unless specifically excluded.

Most personal assets are exempt from CGT, including our home, car, and most personal use assets, such as furniture. CGT also doesn’t apply to depreciating assets used solely for taxable purposes, such as business equipment or fittings in a rental property.

If we’re an Australian resident, CGT applies to our assets anywhere in the world. Foreign residents make a capital gain or capital loss if a CGT event happens to an asset that is ‘taxable Australian property’.

When you sell or else dispose of an asset it’s called a CGT event. This is the point at which you create a capital gain or capital loss. There are additional CGT events, such as when a managed fund or other trust distributes a capital gain to you.

It’s important to set up the timing of a CGT event because it tells you in which income year to report your capital gain or capital loss, and may affect how you calculate your tax liability.

If you dispose of a CGT asset, the CGT event frequently happens when you enter into the contract for disposal. (In the case of real estate, for example, the CGT event generally occurs when you enter into the contract – that is, the date on the contract, not when you settle.) If there is no contract, the CGT event usually happens when you stop being the asset’s owner.

If your CGT asset is lost or destroyed, the CGT event happens when you first receive reward for the loss or destruction. If you don’t receive any reward, the CGT event happens when the loss is discovered or the damage occurred.

When some CGT events occur, such as exchanging an asset for a replacement asset, the law allows you to defer or roll over any capital gain you make until another CGT event (such as selling the replacement asset).

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Calculate Your Car Expenses

Cents per kilometre method

  • Your claim is based on a set rate for each business kilometre.
  • You can claim a maximum of 5,000 business kilometres.
  • You don’t need written evidence but you need to be able to show how you worked out your business kilometres (for example, by producing diary records of work-related trips).

Where you and another joint owner use the car for separate income-producing purposes, you can both claim up to a maximum of 5,000 kilometres

One-third of actual expenses method

  • Your car must have travelled more than 5,000 business kilometres in the income year (or, if you used the car for only part of the year, it would have travelled more than 5,000 business kilometres had you used it for the whole year).
  • You claim one-third of all your car expenses, including private costs (but excluding capital costs, such as the purchase price, the principal on any money borrowed to buy your car and the cost of any improvements).
  • For fuel and oil costs, you can keep receipts to work out the amounts or you can estimate them based on odometer records that show readings from the start and the end of the period you had the car during the year.
  • You need written evidence for all the other expenses for the car, as well as records that show the car’s engine capacity, make, model and registration number.

As a joint owner, you can deduct one-third of your share of jointly incurred expenses and depreciation, and one-third of expenses wholly incurred by you.

Other travel expenses

Other travel expenses you may be able to claim include:

  • travel expenses you incurred for meals, accommodation and incidentals while away overnight for work, such as going to an interstate work conference (generally, you can’t claim for meals if your travel did not involve an overnight stay)
  • the costs you actually incur (such as fuel costs) when using a borrowed car or a vehicle other than a car for work purposes
  • air, bus, train, tram and taxi fares
  • Car-hire fees.

You may have to show that you have reduced your claim to exclude any private portion of your trip.

Logbook method

  • Your claim is based on the business-use percentage of the expenses for the car.
  • Expenses include running costs and decline in value but not capital costs, such as the purchase price of your car, the principal on any money borrowed to buy it and any improvement costs.
  • To work out your business-use percentage, you need a logbook and the odometer readings for the logbook period.
  • You can claim fuel and oil costs based on either your actual receipts or you can estimate the expenses based on odometer records that show readings from the start and the end of the period you had the car during the year.
  • You need written evidence for all other expenses for the car.

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Withholding at Business Transaction

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Lodging tax 2018 from us, you will get faster and simpler online tax return with all the expertise our accountant will get it for you, for your benefit. And ensure all the return are verified by certified and registered tax accountant.

For our customers, we will be open 7 days during the peak month i.e. June, July and August and don’t worry about our professional fee, you have the option to deduct our fee with the refund you get from your tax return which will be deductible in your next your tax return.

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Winding Up a Deceased Estate

In administering and winding up a deceased estate, a legal personal representative may need to dispose of some or all the assets of the estate. Assets disposed of in this way are subject to the normal rules and any capital gain the legal personal representative makes on the disposal is subject to CGT.

Similarly, it may be necessary for the legal personal representative to acquire an asset – for example, to satisfy a specific legacy made. Any capital gain or capital loss they make when they dispose of that asset to the beneficiary is subject to the normal CGT rules.

If a beneficiary sells an asset they have inherited, the normal CGT rules also apply.

Collectables and personal use assets

A post-CGT collectable or personal-use asset is still treated as such when you receive it as a beneficiary or the legal personal representative of the estate.

Main residence and other dwellings

Special rules apply if the asset was the person’s main residence.

Even if a dwelling was not the deceased person’s main residence, special rules may mean you qualify for a full or part exemption when you dispose of it.

Life and remainder interests

There may be CGT consequences on the creation, surrender, expiry or disposal of a life interest or remainder interest.

A life interest is an interest in the income of a trust for life or an estate for life in real property not held on trust.

A remainder interest is an interest in the capital of a trust or an estate in remainder in real property not held on trust.

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Rights or Options to Acquire Shares or Units

Acquiring rights or options

A company or trust you own shares or units may issue you rights or options to acquire additional shares or units at a specified price. The market value of these rights at the time the company or trust issues them to you is non-assessable, non-exempt income, if all of the following apply:

  • you already own shares
  • it issues the right to you because you own the shares
  • your shares and the rights are not revenue assets or trading stock at the time the company or trust issues them
  • you do not acquire the rights under an employee share scheme
  • your shares and the rights are not traditional securities
  • your shares are not convertible interests.

You make a capital gain or loss when a capital gains tax (CGT) event happens to either of the following:

  • the rights or options, other than because you exercise them
  • shares or units you acquire, because you exercise those rights or options.

You cannot reduce the amount of any capital gain from a CGT event by the amount that was previously non-assessable, non-exempt income.

No-cost rights and options

A company or trust you are a shareholder or unit holder of may issue rights or options directly to you for no cost. If this happens, you are taken to have acquired the rights and options at the same time as you acquired the original shares or units.

So, if you acquired the original shares or units before 20 September 1985, you disregard any capital gain or capital loss you make when either of the following happens:

  • you sell the rights or options
  • they expire.

This is because they are pre-CGT assets.

If you acquired the original shares or units on or after 20 September 1985, you may make a capital gain when either of the following happens:

  • you sell the rights or options
  • they expire.

You make a:

  • capital gain on these if the capital proceeds on the sale or expiry of the rights or options are more than their cost base
  • capital loss if the reduced cost base of the rights or options is more than those capital proceeds.

Rights and options you paid for

If you paid to acquire rights and options from a company or trust, or you acquired them from another person on or after 20 September 1985:

  • you treat them in the same way as any other CGT asset
  • they are subject to CGT.

Rights or entitlements you do not exercise

Some or all of this payment may be a retail premium if you receive a payment because:

  • you did not exercise some or all of your right or entitlement, either by choice or otherwise
  • you were not eligible to exercise some or all of your right or entitlement
  • you did not receive some or all of your right or entitlement.

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Gifts and Donations

You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that have the status of deductible gift recipients (DGRs).

Deductions for gifts are claimed by the person that makes the gift (the donor).

For you to claim a tax deduction for a gift, it must meet four conditions:

  • The gift must be made to a deductible gift recipient. We call entities that are entitled to receive tax deductible gifts ‘deductible gift recipients’ (DGRs).
  • The gift must truly be a gift. A gift is voluntary transfer of money or property where you receive no material benefit or advantage.
  • The gift must be money or property, which includes financial assets such as shares.
  • The gift must comply with any relevant gift conditions. For some DGRs, the income tax law adds extra conditions affecting the types of deductible gifts they can receive.

How much to claim

The amount you can claim depends on the type of gift. For gifts of money, it is the amount of the gift but it must be $2 or more. For gifts of property, there are different rules, depending on the type of property and its value.

A tax deduction for most gifts is claimed in the tax return for the income year in which the gift is made. However, you can elect to spread the tax deduction over five income years in certain circumstances.

Bushfire and flood donations

If you made one or more donations of $2 or more to bucket collections conducted by an approved organisation for bushfire and flood victims, you can claim a tax deduction equal to your contribution without a receipt provided the contribution does not exceed $10.

What you can’t claim

You cannot claim as a gift or donation items that provide you with some personal benefit, such as:

  • raffle or art union tickets
  • items such as chocolates and pens
  • the cost of attending fundraising dinners, even if the cost exceeds the value of the dinner
  • membership fees
  • payments to school building funds made, for example, as an alternative to an increase in school fees
  • payments where you have an understanding with the recipient that the payments will be used to provide a benefit for you.

 

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