Thursday, 2 October 2014
Parramatta Accountants Help You Comply with Crypto-Currency Tax Rules
Keeping track of such trends, as well as changes to the ATO’s tax rules, is best left in the hands of a reliable accounting firm that provides businesses of all stripes with experienced, professional accountants in Parramatta—such as like Advanced Accounts, for instance. The ATO’s proposed tax treatment on crypto-currencies deserves a closer look. According to the ATO, income tax or GST implications don’t apply to bitcoins used to pay for private transactions unless the cost of the bitcoins exceeds $10,000. In addition, the ATO allows entrepreneurs to use bitcoins to pay their workers’ wages—provided a valid salary sacrifice arrangement was made. However, such a payment will be considered a ‘fringe benefit’, which means that provisions from the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act will still apply.