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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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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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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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NSW DroughtHub

NSW DroughtHub provides a one-stop online destination for information on a vast range of services and support available to primary producers, their families and communities to prepare for and manage drought. Almost all the state is now in mild to severe drought and the NSW…

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TaxWise Newsletter – Business – June

In this issue: Federal Budget tax measures that impact your business Small business tax concessions under review Do you need to pay payroll tax?; and Changes to GST on property transactions. To download full newsletter click here

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