Tax and Super April 2022 Newsletter
If you are a ride-sharing driver (such as with Uber) or if you are a rider, there is a raft of tax issues to be aware of from both standpoints. From GST, income tax, deductions, and PAYG withholding…we’ve got it all covered. Are you an employee thinking of putting some of your pre-tax income into superannuation, to boost your retirement savings? This is known as salary sacrifice, and the good news is that it can benefit you and your employer.
March 31 marks the end of the 2021/2022 fringe benefits tax (FBT) year which commenced 1 April 2021. It’s time now for employers and their advisors to turn their attention to instances where non-cash benefits have been provided to employees, and also where private expenses have been paid on their behalf.
The ATO has just updated its guidance around trust distributions made to adult children, corporate beneficiaries and entities that are carrying losses. Depending on the structure of these arrangements, there is a potential that the ATO may take an unfavourable view on what were previously.
Uber and other ride-sourcing facilitators have become increasingly popular over recent years. From a driver’s standpoint, there are a number of tax issues potentially in play. See overleaf for the tax implications from a rider’s perspective.
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