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COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace

The first COVID-19 vaccination in Australia rolled out on 21 February 2021 preceded by a wave of protests. With the rollout, comes a thorny question for employers about individual rights, workplace health and safety, and vaccination enforcement. The rollout, managed in phases, is expected to complete by the end of 2021 (you can check your … Read more

Businesses Returning JobKeeper to the ATO

Super Retail Group – owner of the Supercheap Auto, Rebel, BCF and Macpac brands – handed back $1.7 million in JobKeeper payments in January after releasing a trading update showing sales growth of 23% to December 2020. Toyota announced that it will return $18 million in JobKeeper payments after a record fourth quarter. And, Domino’s … Read more

Good News on Covid Grants

Lots of businesses were under financial stress during Covid and even now and many groups were campaigning to make it better for Grant money received from State Governments. Late last year, legislation passed that provided that certain grant payments in response to COVID-19 would be made non-assessable non-exempt income. The legislation requires the Treasurer to … Read more

JobMaker Hiring Credit Guide

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

Santa ‘clauses’ – 5 Ways to have fun and stay ATO’s inside the rules

Santa ‘clauses’ – 5 festive season problem areas 1. An anti-social media Xmas party Just imagine that embarrassing photo from the Christmas party (you know the one with the glass of champagne and the photocopier) being circulated to your key customer contacts, or even worse, your mother. Social media creates a whole new way for … Read more

Investing in your business and get a deduction too.

Stimulating investment is high on the Government’s agenda. To encourage spending, the 2020-21 Budget introduced a measure that allows businesses with turnover under $5bn* to immediately deduct the cost of new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing assets in the first year of use. This means that an asset’s cost will be … Read more