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UPDATE: Director Penalty Notices for Unpaid GST

UPDATE: Director Penalty Notices for Unpaid GST

We have previously written about the proposal by the Federal Government to make Director Penalty Notice provisions apply to GST. The legislation making these changes was passed by both houses of Parliament on 5 February 2020....

Equitable Exoneration; How it can save your house in bankruptcy

Equitable Exoneration; How it can save your house in bankruptcy

We are commonly asked to assist people involved in a business that has failed. Often one of the impacts of the business’ failure is that a bank loan to the business has not been paid. This loan is also often guaranteed by the person running the business but also by his or her partner, with the loa...

ATO Recovery Action; Single Touch Payroll

ATO Recovery Action; Single Touch Payroll

We have previously written about how the ATO intends to use information it gathers as a result of Single Touch payroll to assist it identify PAYG Tax and superannuation which is not being paid and then take recovery action. The ATO h...

ATO Recovery Action; Credit Reporting Agencies 

ATO Recovery Action; Credit Reporting Agencies 

Article by Mathieu Marcelin, Senior Accountant, Pearce & Heers’ Brisbane Office Legislation has now been passed, by way of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No.1) Bill 2019, which will allow the ATO to provide information to...

ATO Recovery Action; External Debt Collectors

ATO Recovery Action; External Debt Collectors

Article by Johanna Bond, Senior Accountant, Pearce & Heers’ Brisbane Office One of the various recovery tools the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can use to recover tax debts is to refer tax debts to external debt collectors. ...

The Perils of Charging Clauses

The Perils of Charging Clauses

A Charging Clause in an agreement or contract could mean that the creditor may be able to lodge a caveat over your property or similar....

The Risk of Personal Guarantee Debt

The Risk of Personal Guarantee Debt

How does someone enter into a personal guarantee, and what are the consequences? ...

Single Touch Payroll; how it will lead to ATO recovery action.

Single Touch Payroll; how it will lead to ATO recovery action.

Businesses that are not complying with their obligations to pay PAYG Tax and superannuation, single touch payroll will make it easier for the ATO to take recovery action. Single Touch Payroll comes into effect for businesses with 19 or fewer employees from 1 July 2019....

GST Director Penalty Notices

GST Director Penalty Notices

New legislation has been proposed to make directors personally liable for GST. Find out how will this legislation, if passed, will effect you....

Success Stories: Buying your business back from a Liquidator.

Success Stories: Buying your business back from a Liquidator.

A client was recently referred to Pearce & Heers by his accountant. He was the director of a company, which was facing liquidation by the ATO in nine days’ time. ...

Important Changes to Superannuation Director Penalty Notices

Important Changes to Superannuation Director Penalty Notices

Historically the ATO has been able to issue lockdown Director Penalty Notices for unpaid amounts of superannuation if SGC Statements hav...

Success Stories: Saving a business with an ATO payment arrangement.

Success Stories: Saving a business with an ATO payment arrangement.

Pearce & Heers were recently engaged by a restaurant owner on the Sunshine Coast, whose company was facing liquidation proceedings by the ATO. The ATO had rejected a number of proposals for payment arrangements put forward by the company in the past. ...

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