October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter 1000 665 Website Admin

In this issue:

2021 has been, even more so than 2020, the year of working from home for so many of us – but what are the tax implications of using your home as a place of business? Turn to page 3 of our October newsletter to find out.

On the subject of homes, we also cover off what happens when multiple children inherit multiple rental properties – and how to solve the issue of co-owning a property with others. We’ve also got two articles on superannuation – our leading story examines the implications of compensation payments for super fund trustees, while on page 6 we outline the process for SMSFs having to use SuperStream from 1 October for certain contributions and rollovers.

Finally, October means that it’s almost that time of year again – Christmas, as your local supermarket will no doubt be reminding you soon – and our final story looks at the tax treatment of gifts and events in the workplace context.

‘Need to knows’ for October

  • The ATO is now closely reviewing arrangements where Australian resident taxpayers fail to declare foreign income and may conceal the character of the funds by disguising them as a purported “gift” or “loan” from a related overseas entity.
  • It’s also important to be aware of the CGT consequences of using part of your home as a place of business during the current pandemic – and the potential application of the CGT small business concessions to eliminate, reduce or roll-over any partial CGT liability that may arise.
  • In SMSF news, individuals who receive compensation payments from financial institutions and insurance providers may have the amount count towards their superannuation contribution caps, depending on the circumstances in which the payment is received.
  • Individuals can now recontribute amounts they withdrew under the ‘COVID-19 early release of superannuation program’ without them counting towards their non-concessional cap.

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