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Webinar Employment Taxes update 2023 Our annual Employment Taxes update for the Not-for-profit, Government and Corporate sectors will review the latest tax news and the employment taxes impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During these webinars our tax experts will provide an update on: New and topical developments including recent cases and ATO FBT compliance activity FBT recap and hot topics […] 30/01/2023
Article Renewable energy bitcoin mining – how does it work? | SW talks to DAME Technologies Bitcoin mining operations that utilise renewable energy aim to mitigate the substantial energy consumption of other bitcoin miners, while supporting the electricity grid needs. Simon Tucker talks to Cam Nelson at DAME Technologies. In our latest Digital Discussions interview, SW Tax Partner, Simon Tucker, talks to Cameron Nelson, CEO of DAME Technologies, a sustainability-first renewable […] 25/01/2023
Article SW recognised as a three time GradConnection finalist SW is proud to announce that our firm has once again been recognised by GradConnection as a finalist in three key areas:  •    Top 10 Most Popular Accounting, Professional Services, and Consulting Employer Award •    The Most Popular Internship Employers Award – Small •    Top 100 list of Most Popular Graduate Employers Grad Connection is the largest […] 18/01/2023
Article SW Digital Discussions talks Web3 with Anthony Ryan, Hansa How will web3 change the way we experience the internet? What will Web3 enable in the future? In the latest of SW’s interviews with business leaders in the digital space, SW Director Danny Armstrong gets to the heart of web3 and how it will change the user experience of the internet with advocate, investor and […] 17/01/2023
Article SMEs excluded from shorter Income Tax Assessment review The Government has released Amending Regulations that increase the review period from 2 to 4 years for small business entities with ‘complex’ tax affairs. In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced an increase to the small business entity turnover threshold from $10m to $50m, allowing greater access to certain concessions including the shorter 2-year […] 21/12/2022
Article ATO position on section 100A for trusts finalised On 8 December 2022, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published its final views regarding the application of section 100A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936) for trusts. SW reviews the changes from the draft ruling and additional guidance from the Commissioner. The ATO’s final interpretation of the law, and their compliance approach […] 20/12/2022
Article GIFT City India | Newly introduced relaxed regulations The new regulations introduced by International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) have opened a plethora of opportunities for foreign universities (FU) or foreign educational institutions (FEI) in India. The new regulations allow the FU & FEI to operate an International Branch Campus (IBC) or an Offshore Educational Centre (OBC) in the GIFT City, which is […] 20/12/2022
Article Employees vs Contractor ATO risk ratings now out The ATO has released two draft publications that focus on employee vs contractor classification for tax and superannuation purposes. Correct classification of an employee is important to ensure that both the business and the worker satisfy their tax and superannuation obligations correctly. On 15 December 2023, the ATO released the following two draft publications for […] 16/12/2022
Firm news Media release | Bessie Zhang appointed to SW Accountants & Advisors Executive Board SW is delighted to announce the appointment of Bessie Zhang, Partner, to the SW Executive Board, effective 1 January 2023.  Says Chair of SW, Mr Stephen O’Flynn, “Bessie has played a key role in building our visibility and capability in our Brisbane and Perth markets, and recently relocated her family to Sydney to support our […] 15/12/2022
Firm news Season’s Greetings from SW 2022 From all of us here at SW, we would like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2022. We are incredibly proud of how our community has got through another challenging year. We wish you and your family the very best for the festive season and a healthy, happy and successful 2023. Our offices […] 08/12/2022
Article Supporting Small Business |Technology Investment Boost and Skills & Training Boost  On 23 November 2022, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 4) Bill 2022 was introduced in the House of Representatives to implement the Technology investment boost and Skills and training boost, following measures previously announced as part of the 2022-23 Federal Budget to support small business entities. What is it?  Technology investment boost: The […] 07/12/2022
Article RCTI changes include GST verification for every issue The Commissioner of Taxation (the Commissioner) has proposed changes to the requirements that a recipient must satisfy to issue a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI).  The proposed changes are detailed in draft Legislative Instrument LI 2022/D15 (the Draft) which has been released for public consultation.  The Draft is intended to replace 51 separate Legislative Instruments […] 05/12/2022
Article Electric Car Discount Bill passed to exempt EV from FBT As the calendar year comes to an end, we get closer to the FBT year-end.  This year we have seen two key changes that employers need to be aware of as they may impact their FBT Returns.  Electric Vehicles and FBT  On 25 November 2022, the Australian Government passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car […] 02/12/2022
Article Clubs – Update on new self-review requirement for income tax exemption From 1 July 2023, clubs seeking to maintain their income tax exempt status will be required to lodge an online Annual Self-Review Form with the ATO (Australian Tax Office). In the 2021 Federal Budget, the former Government announced that it was providing $1.9m to build an online system to enhance the transparency of income tax […] 23/11/2022
Article Child Safe Standards SW has expert knowledge and understanding of the Child Safe Standards to help ensure your organisation is satisfying the new Standards. We have undertaken numerous independent reviews of compliance with the Child Safe Standards to assist organisations identify, check and update documents and processes to meet the new Standards. Updates to the Child Safe Standards […] 16/11/2022
Webinar Tax Effect Accounting seminar Join our 2022 Tax Effect Accounting seminar to ensure you are up to date with the key tax changes and impact of new accounting standards. This year our online seminar was brought to you in an interactive format with SW expert Daren Yeoh, Tax Director. Hear from Daren as he provided an update on the […] 15/11/2022