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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

Low Interest SME Covid Loans Time Extension

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SME lending options – Extension in time Around 80,000 loans worth around $7.3 billion have been written since the scheme commenced in March 2020. The Treasurer said the extension of the SME Recovery Loan Scheme continues the government’s ongoing support for small businesses as they continue to bounce back from the pandemic. While there is … 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

Cryptocurrencybecoming the norm

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Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency The Australian Taxation Office recently updated its guidance on tax and cryptocurrency. In early November, the Commonwealth Bank announced that it is now Australia’s first bank to offer customers the ability to buy, sell and hold crypto assets, directly through the CommBank app. You know when the banks come … Read more

The New Director IDs

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The Government has introduced a new director ID regime with the aim of preventing the use of false and fraudulent director identities and to reduce unlawful activity, such as phoenix activity.  All directors who are subject to the rules will apply for a director ID once and will keep this ID forever, regardless of whether … 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

Vic lockdown Support Packages

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WHAT LOCKDOWN SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO VICTORIAN BUSINESS?  Support is available if you are impacted by the Victorian lockdowns. A series of grants and top-up grants are available to support Victorian business. There are two main streams for grants in Victoria: New grants – Grants or grant extensions for businesses that previously did not qualify or … 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

What lockdown support is available? (updated)

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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