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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The best time to start saving for retirement is today, it doesn't matter how old you are. The sooner you start and the younger you are when you start, the easier it is to include saving a little extra into super in your budget.

A small amount invested today becomes a surprisingly larger amount the longer it is left to g...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Choose ASTA Services to prepare your Tax Return and claim the maximum refund you are entitled to. Our fees begin at just $68. Over 90% of our customers enjoyed this low fee. Book early and get your tax refund sooner. For your convenience, you can book online for an appointment at our Fairfield office now.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

On numerous occasions, I have nothing but full of praise for the Australian Taxation Office as the best government department I have dealt with. They are tough, fair and understanding, Even though at times, they also appeared to be harsh.

As a tax professional, I have on several occasions experienced IT system failures...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From 1 January 2017, income earned by backpackers will be taxed as follows:

Previously, non-residents were taxed as follows:

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Australian Taxation Office will send an email or SMS to individuals who will receive their first Division 293 tax assessment or, who will receive it in myGov if they have linked their account to the ATO. 

Division 293 tax was introduced from FY2013 to increase tax on contributions for individuals with income greater...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

SuperStream is the way businesses must pay employee superannuation guarantee contributions to super funds. With SuperStream money and data are sent electronically in a standard format.

It must be used by:

- employers

- self-managed super funds

- APRA-regulated funds.

SuperStream transmits money and information consistently...

Saturday, October 15, 2016

After a lot of arm twisting, Westpac's life insurance arm has been outed as the insurer declining one-in-three total and permanent disability (TPD) claims made by its customers.

The admission was made hours after the corporate watchdog refused in parliament to reveal the identity of the country's biggest decliner of lif...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


SuperStream is a standard for processing superannuation data and payments electronically. It must be used by:

- employers

- self-managed super funds

- APRA-regulated funds.


 Click here for further details




Tuesday, October 21, 2014



If your business is employing a junior (under 18) then you are required to make super contributions for the junior employee if the following conditions are met:

  1. You pay the junior employee more than $450 in a calendar month, and

  2. The junior employee works more than thirty (30) hours per week.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

UPDATE: Tax loses carry back legislation was repealed on 5 September 2014 with retrospective effect from 1 July 2013. This means that companies can only claim the tax losses carry back for the financial year ending 30 June 2013. The link below provides details of the decision to repeal losses carry back and other taxes...

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