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October 2021

Moore Australia (QLD/NNSW) welcomes new partner

Moore Australia Queensland and Northern New South Wales (QLD/NNSW) is pleased to welcome their newest Partner, Anthony Hayley.

Reporting of unpaid debts to credit reporting agencies

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will commence reporting unpaid business tax debts to credit reporting bureaus (CRBs) in certain circumstances.  

ASIC guidance on JobKeeper notice for listed entities

ASIC has released further information regarding the passed legislation that requires all entities to disclose certain details about any JobKeeper payments repaid.  

Property and Taxes: land tax and principal residence - grey nomads beware

We have had a number of enquires recently about how the “principal residence” exemption for land tax applies when you are away from home on 30 June (the date land tax is assessed in Western Australia), and you have rented out the home in your absence.  

ATO extends work from home shortcut method – here’s what you need to know

The ATO have extended the shortcut method for claiming home office deductions to the 2021-22 income year. Here's what it means if you work from home, what you need to do now. 

Property and Taxes: vacant land deductions - ATO releases new ruling

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released draft taxation ruling TR 2021/D5 which considers the ATO’s view on non-deductible expenses associated with vacant land. From 1 July 2019, certain taxpayers are denied a tax deduction for outgoings in relation to vacant land unless the land is used in a business, or another exclusion applies. Deductions which are denied by the operation of these provisions include interest expenses, council rates, land taxes and maintenance costs. Importantly, certain entities are not impacted by these provisions including (but not being limited to) companies and managed investment trusts.  

Property and Taxes - subdivisions and developments

Whether it’s after being left a property, buying a new block of land, or realising that you’d be better off selling some of the acreage attached to your home, many people around Australia may at some point find themselves embarking on an exercise to leverage their real estate to its best advantage.  

Director Identification Numbers: Alert

All directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation will need a director identification number (director ID). From November 2021, company directors will be able to start applying for a Director Identification Number (DIN) through the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) website.


Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister and Treasurer of the Australian Capital Territory handed down the 2021-22 ACT Budget on 6 October 2021.

Jobkeeper - Reporting requirements for all listed entities

The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021 (TLA2) now requires listed entities and subsidiaries of the listed entities to separately disclose the amount of Jobkeeper payments they received during a financial year to the market.  

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