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Forecasting During a Pandemic

Now, more than ever, business operators should have a plan in place to manage during uncertain times. Even if your business is not directly impacted, it’s likely your customers, your supply chain, and your workforce will be to some extent. So, how do you plan for uncertainty when every assumption is subject to change? Understand … Read more Forecasting During a Pandemic

Super Amnesty to close 11.59pm on 7 September 2020

Employers that have fallen behind with their superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations will have 1to “self-correct” under a new amnesty.

The super guarantee (SG) amnesty is a one-off opportunity to correct past unpaid SG amounts. Employers have a six-month window, until 7 September 2020, to disclose, lodge and pay unpaid SG amounts for their employees.

What now? Where to get help if you need it

Help for business JobKeeper 2.0 The Government has announced further changes to the JobKeeper scheme. The good news is that employees that missed out on JobKeeper because they were not employed on 1 March 2020 might now be eligible. The proposed changes would enable employees employed on 1 July 2020 to receive JobKeeper payments from … Read more What now? Where to get help if you need it

Jobkeeper 2.0 + New Changes

On Friday 14 August 2020, the Treasurer released the updated JobKeeper Rules dealing with eligible employees which apply from 3 August 2020 onwards. Specific rules dealing with JobKeeper 2.0 have not yet been released.  New test date for employees Under the original JobKeeper rules, an employee generally needed to have been employed by the entity at 1 … Read more Jobkeeper 2.0 + New Changes

$2.5bn JobTrainer package: What you need to know

The Government has announced the $2.5bn JobTrainer package to retrain, upskill and open new job opportunities. JobTrainer for job seekers and school leavers An additional 340,700 training places will be created to provide no or low cost courses into sectors with job opportunities. The Government is working with the States and Territories to develop a … Read more $2.5bn JobTrainer package: What you need to know

Funding for the arts: what’s available and how can you get it

Will the Prime Minister’s targeted $250 million package of funding to support cultural and creative projects and initiatives save the industry? The arts funding is aimed at kick-starting the sector with funding preferencing commercial initiatives that generate jobs and are expected to have a positive economic impact. That is, this is an economic package as … Read more Funding for the arts: what’s available and how can you get it

Tip-offs & the ATO’s fraud warpath

We always knew that a Government scheme swiftly distributing cash during a crisis was going to come with equally swift compliance and review measures, particularly when eligibility was self-assessed. Two major Australian Taxation Office (ATO) initiatives are searching out fraud and schemes designed to take advantage of the Government’s Coronavirus Economic Response Package. Tip lines, … Read more Tip-offs & the ATO’s fraud warpath

Trust Resolutions – Your end of financial year obligations

Important reminders – Trust distributions The Template We Sent The template may mention of a Clause and any relevant schedules you may have to specifically mention. These are highlighted in the template by a red colour, this is where you check your Trusts Deed to enter the correct clause in regards to decisions being made … Read more Trust Resolutions – Your end of financial year obligations

The ATO’s JobKeeper audit targets

“…while it is all very well to talk of ‘turning points’, one can surely only recognise such moments in retrospect.” Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day The JobKeeper subsidy has progressed beyond the rush for eligibility and entered its second phase: compliance. Late last month, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released guidance highlighting where … Read more The ATO’s JobKeeper audit targets

Google Meet for meetings and webinars

Trouble Shooting Google Meet So we hope we’re leading the way and making the switch to Google Meet with G-Suite. It’s not without any issues, like any software. Here is Google’s troubleshooting link here. It’s very detailed, to get started quickly follow the below. If it’s asking for you to sign in to a Gmail … Read more Google Meet for meetings and webinars

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