Tax exemption on TTR pension earnings removed – but TTRP strategy still useful The tax exempt status of income from assets supporting transition to retirement (TTR) pensions will be removed from 1 July 2017, with earnings to be taxed at the Super accumulation tax rate on earnings of up to 15%.
Changes by the ATO affecting the 2016 Individual Tax Return: New reporting rules for claiming new tax discount for individuals with income as sole traders, partners & beneficiaries New guidelines for claims for mobile/home phones, internet and electronic devices New ruling for landlords of units, flats, apartments claiming deductions for common property but crackdown on repairs & interest claims New rules streamlining car expense claims methods New reforms limit claims for key offsets – dependant spouse, zone and medical expenses Crackdown on work related and self-education claims Other changes relating to residency, dependant & invalid carer tax offset and Medicare levy concessions & exemptions
In the 2015-16 Federal budget the Government announced the introduction of a new form of roll-over relief for small business as part of the Growing Jobs and Small Business Package.
A fourth accounting firm has now joined the Growing Network
Reduction in company tax rate from 30% to 28.