Div 293 tax is imposed on individuals that exceed the high income threshold of $250,000. The consequence of this tax is that an addition 15% tax is imposed on their concessional contributions. In effect, this tax means the effective contributions tax on concessional contributions doubles from 15% to 30% for those high income earners.
In a bid to keep help businesses through the latest never-ending lockdown, the NSW government has expanded the JobSaver program to include more businesses as well as increase the amount of payment. The payment is available to businesses with an annual turnover of between $75,000 and $250m (up from the original upper threshold of $50m), that have experienced a revenue decline of 30% or more. Businesses that apply for the payment can expect to receive the funds in their bank accounts within 5 to 10 business days from the approval date.
With the extension of the NSW lockdown by another 4 weeks, both the Federal and NSW government has flagged extra financial support for individuals. Eligible workers will be in line to receive $750 a week if they lose 20 hours or more of work (up from $600 previously). Those that lose between 8 and less than 20 hours will receive a payment of $450 per week (up from $375).
Castletons is one of the very first accountancy firms in Australia to launch a free mobile Tax App. The great news is that the APP can be downloaded free onto your iPhone,iPad or Android devices. It's packed full of some really useful Tax Tables, Calculators and important financial dates, all of which you will be able to access for free, anywhere you have an internet connection on your device.