From 1 July 2012, an individual's eligibility for the 30% rebate for private health insurance cover and liability to Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) (to the extent that an individual has not obtained such cover) will be means tested based on the individual's income and their age.
The Tax Office has released a suite of factsheets relating to the tax changes arising from the Government’s Household Assistance Package for low and middle income families under the Clean Energy Future initiative.
The Tax Office has advised that before the end of the 2011-12 year, it will be writing to some taxpayers asking them to review their 2010-11 income tax return to work out if the business income reported in the return may, in full or in part, be classified as personal services income (PSI) and subject to the PSI rules.
In a recent Media Release from the Assistant Treasurer, Mr David Bradbury, the Board of Taxation (the Board) has been tasked by the government to undertake a post-implementation review of Division 7A of Part III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Division 7A).
In a Media Release on 15 May 2012, the Assistant Treasurer, Mr David Bradbury, announced an expert roundtable to assist with the clarification of the meaning of ‘tax benefit’ in Part IVA in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.