As we head into a new financial year, we thought it was important to remind businesses of two important changes to superannuation commencing 1 July 2021. Super Guarantee Rate Has Risen  On 1 July 2021, the super guarantee rate will rise from 9.5% to 10%. If you have employees, you will need to ensure your payroll…

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As the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) turns its attention to businesses and individuals who have used COVID-related support programs, many taxpayers are likely to find themselves on the tax man’s radar. There are a number of red flags that can spark the ATO’s interest in your business or personal tax affairs. At present though, having…

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It’s been a year of change like no other and that extends to tax and superannuation. As the end of the financial year approaches, now is a good time to check some new and not so new ways to reduce tax and boost your savings. With so many of us confined to our homes over…

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While it’s not yet in force, the limit on SMSF member numbers is set to increase from the current four to six members later this year. For some SMSFs, this will be a welcome change and will mean additional family members can join their existing fund. Implications of the rule change The new legislation is…

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As we approach tax time, we also head into the season where scammers increase their activity – that is, looking to hoodwink small business and individuals alike. Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, so it pays to be aware of what is real and what is fake. Because unfortunately they’re not going away any time soon,…

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NSW small business fees and charges rebate If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1,500. This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once but can submit multiple…

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Avoid the rush: Prepare your business for June 30 As the economy begins to get back on its feet, it’s time to get your business back on track and start preparing for this year’s tax time. Although 30 June may seem a long way off, there have been so many changes and government initiatives announced…

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The idea of adding a granny flat to your property sounds like a great idea. A property to rent out to generate some welcome extra income, or a home for adult children or mum and dad in their later years. But there are important tax and personal considerations to consider before taking the plunge and…

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JobKeeper Extension 1 Most business owners know that following the monthly declaration for September, that there have been changes to the JobKeeper subsidy. The extensions to JobKeeper requires business owners to re-assess their ongoing eligibility for the reduced rates of payment. Eligibility This extension 1 period will run from 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021 and…

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The JobMaker Hiring Credit will give businesses incentives to take on additional young job seekers. This will help young people access job opportunities as the economy recovers. The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available to employers for each new job they create over the next 12 months for which they hire an eligible young person,…

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