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• October 2017 monthly activity statements due for payment and lodgement
• Due date to lodge and pay quarterly activity statements for September quarter if lodged electronically through a tax or BAS agent.
• Trust Resolutions re beneficiaries
• resolution for directors fees that are definitely committed
• Due date to pay the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) and lodge a SGC statement for employers who failed to pay the minimum superannuation guarantee contributions by 28 October 2017.
• The SGC is NOT tax deductible
ATO -The Grinch – Entertainment
When it comes to work Christmas parties and deductions one most important factor to consider is whether or not your party involves “entertainment”
The tax office considers an event to involve “entertainment” if:.
• Alcohol is served regardless of the venue
• It is held at a restaurant, café or any venue off business premises
• If the event involves “entertainment” it is not deductible.
Year End Tax Planning
For the entire cost of a Christmas party to be a tax deductible expense with no liability for FBT (Fringe Benefits Tax) the following criteria must be met:
• Held on your business premises
• Held on a work day
• No alcohol
• Held for employees, suppliers and business associates
• Provision of a light meal or “finger food”
• No employee associates spouses , children etc) to be present
• If cost per attendee (employee) is less than $300 no FBT applicable
• Minor benefit exemption under $300 GST inclusive for FBT but not tax deductible
• Non- Entertainment gifts to third parties such as suppliers etc is not subject to FBT and are tax deductible to the employer who can also claim the GST credits
Gifts that do not constitute entertainment include:
• Christmas hampers
• Bottles of alcohol
• Gift vouchers
• Pen sets