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2020 Tax Guide by Scott Associates

Scott Associates' helpful tax guide for the coming financial year. This booklet contains concise information only. If there are any issues raised in this brochure of anything relating to your taxation and financial affairs you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ABN essentials

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is a single identifier for all business dealings with the tax office and for dealings with other government departments and agencies.

ABN Registration

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is the identifying number that businesses use when dealing with other businesses.

ABR Lookup

ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR). It provides access to publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). ABN Lookup will continue to display trading names for a further five years until 31 October 2023.

ASIC Name Search

Search company and other registers and check name availability.

ATO forms

ATO forms and instructions. You can find the most popular forms listed here.

BAS Submission

Never be late with your BAS. New Directors Penalty Notices can apply if you are more than three months overdue. The ramifications are enormous.

Checklist for Starting your Business

Are you new to business? To help you get started, the Australian Government has developed a 'Starting Your Own Business Checklist', covering many of the basic issues you need to consider.

Comprehensive tax calculator

This calculator will help you work out your tax refund or debt for the income year. It will estimate your tax payable and will also calculate.

Deductions For Business

You can claim a deduction for most expenses you incur in running your business as long as they are directly related to earning your assessable income.

Departing Australia superannuation payment

This system will enable you to apply for the departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) and/or payment of unclaimed superannuation money online. Please take some time to read through this section so you know what information you will need to provide to apply for your superannuation benefits using this system.

Duty Calculator

Use for calculating duties such as, Stamp, Land Tax in NSW etc. These calculators will help you estimate tax and duty payable or interest owing.

Employee/contractor decision tool

Use the Employee/contractor decision tool to find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.

Employees vs contractors

Make sure you know the difference between employees and contractors. Even if you have someone on a contract they may still be classified as an employee.

Family essentials

The Australian tax system offers a range of tax benefits including credits, refunds and offsets to support families.

Fringe Benefits Tax

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) is paid on certain benefits employers provide to their employees or their employees' associates in place of salary or wages.

Get a Tax file number

A tax file number (TFN) is a unique nine-digit number we issue to individuals and organisations to help us administer tax and other Australian Government systems.

Gross Pay Calculator

You can use this calculator to estimate your gross pay based on your net pay for a particular pay period. A pay period can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Guide for workers

When you're starting a new job you have specific rights and obligations beginning with completion of a Tax file number declaration.

Keeping Receipts

Keep an envelope handy to keep your receipts in one place.

Lodging your tax return

You lodge a tax return each year to tell us your annual income so we can work out how much tax is payable.

Medicare levy

Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to health care. To help fund the scheme, most taxpayers pay a Medicare levy of 1.5% of their taxable income.

PAYG instalment essentials

Pay As You Go (PAYG) instalment is a system for paying instalments towards your expected tax liability on your business and investment income.

Rental Property Expenses

You can claim expenses relating to your rental property but only for the period your property was rented or available for rent; for example, advertised for rent.

Super Fund Lookup

Super Fund Lookup contains publicly available information about super funds that have an ABN. It includes super funds regulated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

Superannuation

Resources and information regarding superannuation.

Tax payments and refunds advice

This information is for individual taxpayers but not companies, partnerships or trusts. It explains what happens after you lodge your tax return.

Tax withheld calculator

If you are an employer or another withholding payer, the tax withheld calculator helps you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

2020 Tax Guide by Scott Associates

Scott Associates' helpful tax guide for the coming financial year. This booklet contains concise information only. If there are any issues raised in this brochure of anything relating to your taxation and financial affairs you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ABN essentials

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is a single identifier for all business dealings with the tax office and for dealings with other government departments and agencies.

ABR Lookup

ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR). It provides access to publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). ABN Lookup will continue to display trading names for a further five years until 31 October 2023.

ASIC Name Search

Search company and other registers and check name availability.

Checklist for Starting your Business

Are you new to business? To help you get started, the Australian Government has developed a 'Starting Your Own Business Checklist', covering many of the basic issues you need to consider.

Deductions For Business

You can claim a deduction for most expenses you incur in running your business as long as they are directly related to earning your assessable income.

Tax withheld calculator

If you are an employer or another withholding payer, the tax withheld calculator helps you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

ABN essentials

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is a single identifier for all business dealings with the tax office and for dealings with other government departments and agencies.

Employee/contractor decision tool

Use the Employee/contractor decision tool to find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.

Fringe Benefits Tax

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) is paid on certain benefits employers provide to their employees or their employees' associates in place of salary or wages.

Medicare levy

Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to health care. To help fund the scheme, most taxpayers pay a Medicare levy of 1.5% of their taxable income.

PAYG instalment essentials

Pay As You Go (PAYG) instalment is a system for paying instalments towards your expected tax liability on your business and investment income.

ABN Registration

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is the identifying number that businesses use when dealing with other businesses.

ATO forms

ATO forms and instructions. You can find the most popular forms listed here.

2020 Tax Guide by Scott Associates

Scott Associates' helpful tax guide for the coming financial year. This booklet contains concise information only. If there are any issues raised in this brochure of anything relating to your taxation and financial affairs you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Family essentials

The Australian tax system offers a range of tax benefits including credits, refunds and offsets to support families.

Get a Tax file number

A tax file number (TFN) is a unique nine-digit number we issue to individuals and organisations to help us administer tax and other Australian Government systems.

Guide for workers

When you're starting a new job you have specific rights and obligations beginning with completion of a Tax file number declaration.

Lodging your tax return

You lodge a tax return each year to tell us your annual income so we can work out how much tax is payable.

Rental Property Expenses

You can claim expenses relating to your rental property but only for the period your property was rented or available for rent; for example, advertised for rent.

Tax payments and refunds advice

This information is for individual taxpayers but not companies, partnerships or trusts. It explains what happens after you lodge your tax return.

2020 Tax Guide by Scott Associates

Scott Associates' helpful tax guide for the coming financial year. This booklet contains concise information only. If there are any issues raised in this brochure of anything relating to your taxation and financial affairs you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ABN essentials

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is a single identifier for all business dealings with the tax office and for dealings with other government departments and agencies.

ABR Lookup

ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR). It provides access to publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). ABN Lookup will continue to display trading names for a further five years until 31 October 2023.

Departing Australia superannuation payment

This system will enable you to apply for the departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) and/or payment of unclaimed superannuation money online. Please take some time to read through this section so you know what information you will need to provide to apply for your superannuation benefits using this system.

Rental Property Expenses

You can claim expenses relating to your rental property but only for the period your property was rented or available for rent; for example, advertised for rent.

Super Fund Lookup

Super Fund Lookup contains publicly available information about super funds that have an ABN. It includes super funds regulated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

Superannuation

Resources and information regarding superannuation.

2020 Tax Guide by Scott Associates

Scott Associates' helpful tax guide for the coming financial year. This booklet contains concise information only. If there are any issues raised in this brochure of anything relating to your taxation and financial affairs you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checklist for Starting your Business

Are you new to business? To help you get started, the Australian Government has developed a 'Starting Your Own Business Checklist', covering many of the basic issues you need to consider.

Comprehensive tax calculator

This calculator will help you work out your tax refund or debt for the income year. It will estimate your tax payable and will also calculate.

Duty Calculator

Use for calculating duties such as, Stamp, Land Tax in NSW etc. These calculators will help you estimate tax and duty payable or interest owing.

Employee/contractor decision tool

Use the Employee/contractor decision tool to find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.

Gross Pay Calculator

You can use this calculator to estimate your gross pay based on your net pay for a particular pay period. A pay period can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Tax withheld calculator

If you are an employer or another withholding payer, the tax withheld calculator helps you work out the tax you need to withhold from payments you make to employees and other workers.

BAS Submission

Never be late with your BAS. New Directors Penalty Notices can apply if you are more than three months overdue. The ramifications are enormous.

Employees vs contractors

Make sure you know the difference between employees and contractors. Even if you have someone on a contract they may still be classified as an employee.

Keeping Receipts

Keep an envelope handy to keep your receipts in one place.