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New rules for Directors

Legislation was recently passed to bring in a new registration system for directors of companies in Australia. Under the new regime, every director will be assigned a unique identifier known as a Director Identification Number (DIN) that will stay with them across all companies they are, or…

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JobKeeper 2.0

The following changes will apply to JobKeeper fortnights commencing 28 September 2020. Key changes Actual decline in turnover test: For JobKeeper fortnights from 28 September 2020 you will need to meet an actual decline in turnover test. An actual decline in turnover test will need…

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Tax Time Toolkit – Small Business

This toolkit prepared by the ATO includes a helpful directory of links to help small businesses find information, tools, calculators and services to help them at tax time and throughout the year, as well as several fact sheets for small businesses. This includes information on…

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Farmland prices forecast to slow

This clipping is from the September 14 issue of The Australian Financial - Monday, 14 Sep 2020 - Page 35 After five years of strong gains, little growth is forecast for agricultural land prices over the next 18 months as east coast farmers focus on…

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TaxWise Business News – September 2020

Our latest TaxWise Business newsletter is now available. Topics covered include; Changes to JobKeeper, Cash flow boost changes, Superannuation guarantee amnesty expires soon, Tax changes, Scammers and Key tax dates. PrincipleFocus TaxWise Business Newsletter - September 2020Download

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TaxWise Individual News – September 2020

Our latest TaxWise newsletter is now available. Topics covered include; JobKeeper updates, Cash flow boost changes, COVID-19 early release of Superannuation, Income Tax Returns, Scammers and Key tax dates. PrincipleFocus TaxWise Individual News - September 2020Download

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Jobkeeper Update – Change to employee eligibility

Earlier this month the Federal Government announced a key change to the JobKeeper employee eligibility requirements. From 3 August 2020, workers employed from 1 July 2020 and meet the other eligibility requirements will become eligible for JobKeeper. The ATO has now released further information on…

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Federal Government Announces Additional $2 Billion For Drought Loans

Key points An additional $2 billion announced for the RIC’s drought-related loansApplications for interest-free loan terms will close 30 SeptemberApplications received after 30 September will still have record low interest ratesAgriStarter Loan applications will open from 1 January 2021An additional $50 million in RIC operational…

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Your 2020 EOFY Reminders & Action Items

2020 has been a whirlwind but it is time to start preparing to finalise the 2020 financial year.What's changing in terms of legislation this year? The Federal Budget has been delayed this year until 6th October amid COVID-19. Tax Rates The Company Tax Rate reduces…

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Payroll Tax and Workers Compensation relief for JobKeeper top up payments

Following on from the previous Payroll tax relief measures, the NSW Government has now announced that any top up payments made to employees for JobKeeper will be exempt from payroll tax. Further, The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has determined that only payments made for work undertaken or…

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