If you can’t work because you or someone in your household is impacted by COVID-19, support is available. There are two payments accessible to individuals: the COVID-19 Disaster Payment; and, the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. How to apply for support You can apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment and the Pandemic Leave Payment through your … Read more
If you worked from home during lockdown and spent money on work related items that were not reimbursed by your business, you might be able to claim some of these expenses as a deduction – but not everything you purchase can be claimed. The ATO has stated that it is looking very closely at work … Read more
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
Where to Start? Start at the beginning and focus on yourself first. Yes, that is right, your business plan is a tool to achieve the vision and purpose of the business, but your business is a vehicle to serve you and achieve your goals. So you need to be clear on what you want in … Read more
The JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme JobMaker can be complex and if you’re wishing to access the hiring credit, you will need to be fully informed about eligibility, enrolment and ongoing compliance. Our client guide to help small business owners understand the benefits and requirements of JobMaker. Download The Guide Here JobMaker is a credit available … Read more
Refunds for Tax Losses If your company has made a loss, you may be able to claim a tax refund for tax previously paid on profits. In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced that businesses with turnover under $5bn* will be able to offset any losses made between 2019-20 and 2021-22 against previously taxed … Read more
JobKeeper: The next steps The first tranche of JobKeeper ended on 27 September 2020. We look at the issues for those seeking to qualify for the second tranche of JobKeeper and for those no longer eligible. Wrapping up JobKeeper 1 If your business is no longer eligible for JobKeeper payments, there are a few things … Read more
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
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.
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