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Are Your Contractors Really Employees?

Two landmark cases before the High Court highlight the problem of identifying whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for tax and superannuation purposes. Many business owners assume that if they hire independent contractors they will not be responsible for PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee, payroll tax and workers compensation obligations. However, each set … Read more

FBT Year is almost over…

FBT can be a stress

FBT updates and problem areas Is your business at risk of a nasty Fringe Benefits Tax surprise? We’ve outlined the ATO’s ‘red flags’ for employers and employees. RAT Tests There could be consquences in regards to RAT’s as they may fall under $300 this year, but maybe not next year. Businesses should prepare for  the … Read more

Accountants to Advisors

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We’re excited to introduce Business Edge Advisors! We’ve refreshed our brand with a new look and feel while retaining the same excellent award-winning service. We felt the old branding was not quite shining the light on our full service offering we provided for current and new clients. We are looking forward to continue to providing … Read more

The vaccinated & a divided by border restrictions across the country

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Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions. And, it is not just businesses in lockdown that are in crisis. … Read more

Lockdown Support NSW (updated)

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What lockdown support is available to NSW business?  If your business is adversely impacted by NSW lockdowns, support is available. Three primary methods of financial support are available to businesses during extended lockdowns: Up to $15,000 through the expanded NSW 2021 COVID-19 business grants program Up to $100,000 in weekly JobSaver cashflow support payments, and … Read more

Tradies can unlock new opportunities across the country

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National licence recognition for tradies Builders, electricians, plumbers, architects, real estate agents, security guards and other workers who hold an occupational licence in their home state or territory and who want to do the same work in another state or territory will soon be automatically deemed to have the necessary licence. The Federal, State and … Read more