With businesses suffering hardship due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has put in place a number of different measures to provide them with a financial helping hand until they can start trading at more usual levels. One of the financial stimulus measures which have been put in place is the cash…

With the social distancing and shut-down measures that have been imposed in order to combat the spread of Covid-19, many businesses are really feeling the financial pressure. In order to enable as many enterprises as possible to survive, and even thrive, during and after the current wave of Covid-19 restrictions, the government has put together…

The Covid-19 pandemic is a worrying time, not least because many businesses are wondering how best to support their employees when income has dried up. To assist the many enterprises across the country that have either had to close completely or seen a dramatic reduction in trade due to the pandemic, the government has put…

Almost every business across the country is beginning to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. The need to slow the spread of the coronavirus has prompted both national and state governments to take dramatic action to reduce the likelihood of passing on the infection. At the time of writing,…

Governments across the globe are putting in place a variety of different measures in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19. Inevitably, some of these measures have a significant impact on the economy but are necessary in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to the effects social distancing and other…

The Australian Government has announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package on the 12 March 2020 in order to prevent Australia falling into a recession. Further, announced on the 22 March 2020 an additional $66 billion stimulus package on top of the previously announced $17.6 billion stimulus was announced. This is due to the economic impact…

Not Meeting Your ATO Arrangements Makes it Difficult to Borrow the Funds You Need Have you entered into an arrangement with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)? Were you unable to pay your tax debt on time and have opted for a pay-by-instalment plan? Have you missed a payment? Unfortunately, ATO arrangements, if not met, can…

At the beginning of each financial year, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announces a Tax Ruling. This outlines any changes made to the effective lives of assets – typically plant, equipment, and commercial property assets. This year, however, in tax ruling (TR) 2019/5, the ATO detailed several changes to residential property assets. These changes are…

ASIC has updated its annual review fee and late payment fees. These changes have been effective since 1 July 2019. It’s worth taking a closer look at these updates, so you’re not stung with higher-than-expected fees when the time comes to pay. Let’s get started. The ASIC’s annual review To ensure your company remains registered,…

The Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) gives the ATO valuable information about payments made to contractors for providing services. The ATO uses these reports to identify and follow-up with contractors that haven’t met their tax obligations. Do I need to lodge a TPAR? A whole variety of businesses and entities are required to lodge a…

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