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The ATO’s Attack on Trusts and Trust Distributions

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  Late last month, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released a package of new guidance material that directly targets how trusts distribute income. Many family groups will pay higher taxes (now and potentially retrospectively) as a result of the ATO’s more aggressive approach. Family trust beneficiaries at risk The tax legislation contains an integrity rule, … 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

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace

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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

Good News on Covid Grants

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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

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

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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

Complete Covid-19 Guide to Stimulus and support Measures as at 6th April 2020

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Hang in there  We’ve designed this guide as a quick reference to the COVID-19 related tax and financial support that might be available to you. It’s quiet comprehensive, but care needs to be taken and you should consult your accountant when making decisions. The Government has flagged that more support is coming and we will keep … Read more

Stuck in lock down? How about a free course…

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If you’re looking for something to do, why not upskill yourself? We might be accountants and we do love free stuff, it’s important to always take stock of your most valuable item, time. You cannot make more or get any back, so it’s important to use it as best you can. Connect with friends, family, … Read more

HR Support is important now as it is ever

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We take HR serious when it comes to our team, to keep them safe and on track. We have loved working with Linda at TotalHRM in Albury and understand that sometimes every business needs options. If you want amazing in person support and locals, TotalHRM is for you. We also utilise HappyHR to maintain our … Read more