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Accessing Drought Support

Government agencies will be visiting towns to assess individual situations and provide assistance accessing drought support. Even if you are in doubt, please go long to talk to agencies about your situation.   Narromine | 9-12pm Tuesday 12 March Nyngan |9-12pm Wednesday 13 March Cobar |…

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Drought Transport Subsidy Increase

Great to see a further increase to the Drought Transport Subsidy which has been increased by $10,000 to $40,000 for the period 1/01/2018 to 30/06/2019. Check the NSW Rural Assistance Authority website for all the details. Note that applications must be received by the NSW…

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TaxWise Business Newsletter – February 2019

The February TaxWise Business newsletter includes - • What the ATO is seeing in the small business market • Motor vehicle expenses - how to get them right • Disqualifying directors of phoenix companies • Small business income tax offset • Instant asset write-off for…

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Getting the most out of Xero’s Add On App Market Place

Is your business getting the most out of Xero’s Add-On App MarketPlace? Apps within the Xero Marketplace (otherwise known as Xero Add-Ons) are designed to save businesses time and money because data from other systems are automatically imported and/or synced with Xero – removing the…

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On-farm emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme for NSW

In October 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced $50m to fund an on-farm emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme to provide financial help to primary producers in drought-affected regions. Eligible primary producers can claim a rebate of 25% of the costs that relate to the purchase…

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Christmas and Fringe Benefits Tax

Everyone loves Christmas. A time for family, a time for celebration, a time for rest and reflection. It can also be a fabulous time for the Australian Taxation Office where decisions are incorrectly made regarding staff and client entertainment. At this time of year, additional…

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Business Tax Newsletter November 2018

The November TaxWise Business newsletter includes; Borrowing from your business? Find out how you might be triggering the Division 7A rules Is your business car available for private use? 4 ways to avoid simple mistakes with GST reporting Do you hold vacant land? Your expenses…

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ATO texts to update bank details

From 5 to 23 November 2018, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be sending SMS text messages to individuals and businesses entitled to a refund who have provided incorrect bank account details in their tax return. You will receive a text directly from the ATO…

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Changes to Rights for Casual Workers

If you employ casual workers or if you are a casual worker, you need to be aware of the changes effective this month following the Fair Work Commissions ruling. Under the ruling, from 1 October casual workers now have the right to ask for a…

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Transport Subsidy Emergency Drought Relief

The Transport emergency drought relief provides a subsidy on the transport of fodder and/or water to a property, stock to/from agistment and stock to sale or slaughter. These subsidies have no asset or income test attached. Assistance available A transport subsidy of up to 50%…

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