Are you ready for the end of financial year?

By Paul Trimble, Director, Westlawn Business Services

Is your business ready for the end of financial year? For this special edition of Westlawn Monthly News, we provide a Tax Planning Checklist for your business to consider before 30 June.

If you’re a fund trustee, you’ll need to make any resolutions to distribute trust income by 30 June. Justin Inskip explains what you need to know about making trustee resolutions for distributing trust income.

Super Guarantee increases from 1 July

From 1 July 2013, the Super Guarantee (SG) rate increases from 9% to 9.25%.

When making super payments on behalf of employees receiving the minimum 9% SG rate, you’ll need to increase their super contributions to 9.25% from 1 July 2013.

Are you in building & construction? Contractor payments report due soon

Are you involved in the building and construction industry? If so, you’re required to record any payments made to contractors from 1 July 2012 onwards and report these payments to the ATO.

SMSF minimum pension payments

If your SMSF is paying a pension to any fund members, you need to ensure you’ve paid at least the minimum required pension for the financial year. It’s important to ensure the minimum pension is paid before year end. To comply, the payment must be physically transferred out of the SMSF’s bank account by 30 June 2013.

The minimum pension amount is calculated by multiplying the opening pension account balance by a percentage factor determined by the member’s age at the beginning of the financial year. If you require assistance with this calculation, ask your Westlawn Business Services Accountant.

And, if you have any other questions on preparing your business for 30 June, contact your Westlawn Business Services Accountant … but you’ll have to act fast.

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