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$1bn support package for struggling NSW small businesses

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Acknowledging the difficulty that business operators have faced, the NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced a package of measures to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 over January and February 2022. Releasing the package, the NSW Treasurer said, “household balance sheets are strong at the moment, when we get out of this wave, we expect … 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