Special Pherrus Federal Budget 2018-19 Review The federal budget has been outlined for 2018-19. This year’s Budget highlights a mix of some 37 measures. What are the need to knows? Here are the Big Ones –       Personal Income Tax Relief – there will be an immediate offset for low to middle income earners. Further relief…

Starting from the 1st July 2018, the changes to GST exemption mean that all online goods bought from overseas will now carry a 10% goods and services tax. The previous rules meant that all goods worth less than $1,000 were exempt from the GST, but that is no longer the case. Goods becoming more expensive…

If you have invested in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you need to stay ahead of some changes which are coming from the Australian Tax Office. The ATO is keen to crack down on cryptocurrencies to ensure that investors are paying taxes on their earnings. New crackdown initiative The ATO has a number of different ways…

Should you provide workers compensation insurance for your employees? There might be a few more benefits than you expect. First, let’s look at what this type of insurance entails, and then why you should already have a scheme in place. What is workers compensation insurance? This type of insurance will pay out if one of…

If you haven’t yet heard about Single Touch Payroll, you may need to conduct a quick headcount to determine if your business needs to comply. What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP) aligns your reporting obligations to your payroll processes. Your business will be required to report to the ATO each time you pay…

The Turnbull government has flagged personal income tax cuts as part of this year’s budget. Back in November, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had declared as part of his pre-election speech that any tax cuts would be aimed at the low and middle classes. Now, with the budget submission released in late February, Turnbull seems to…

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Council of Australia, and other business groups have lobbied for the lowering of the corporate tax rate for years. Therefore, the tax cut comes as good news to Australia’s businesses, as a substantial tax reduction is exactly what business owners and investors need in a tough…

Whether you’re an individual privately importing goods or an organisation doing so as part of your business, it is essential you understand how these goods are taxed and your obligations regarding these taxes. Studies have shown that individuals, small businesses and medium sized businesses are the most likely to make what can be very costly…

Here at Pherrus, we’re committed to keeping our clients in the loop when it comes to anything that might have an impact on your finances, and we’re always staying up to date with any new developments in this sector. A recent report by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has highlighted some potential…

First off, congratulations for getting your business off the ground. You’re one in a million. Actually, you’re one in 2,100,162 or so businesses operating in Australia right now, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Right now is a great time to grow your business, as more and more potential partners (or competitors) are growing theirs…

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