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As Data Matching advances, Tax Audit Insurance is more important than ever

As the new financial year kicks into gear, it’s important to set yourself up for success by putting measures in place to protect your business and personal interests. In recent years, developments in data-matching technology have allowed the ATO to...

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COVID19BusinessSupportGrant

2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants Available

The Queensland Government has released a grant program to support eligible Queensland businesses that have been directly and indirectly affected by the August 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns.  The program is designed to support employing small and medium sized businesses and not...

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Changes to SuperStream on 1 October

On 1 October, the ATO will implement changes to SuperStream obligations. In this post, we outline what SuperStream is, how the ATO standards for implementation could affect you and how you can make sure you’re SuperStream compliant. What is SuperStream?...

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Are you ready for the July 1 changes to superannuation?

From 1 July 2021, a number of changes to superannuation will take effect.  The compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG) rate will rise for the first time since 2014, the maximum amount of SG an employer is required to pay based on...

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Strategic Planning – Pre 30 June

As we are fast approaching the end of the financial year, it is important to consider what eligible tax planning initiatives may be available to you or your business.  There are a number of tax planning initiatives available to assist...

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Working from home – FBT obligations for employers

As employee working from home arrangements have become common-place, it is important for employers who provide benefits and support to their employees, to understand their tax obligations including the application of fringe benefits tax. As an employer, your fringe benefits...

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Temporary Full Expensing of Assets for Businesses

Announced in the 2020 federal budget, the Government introduced a temporary measure to allow businesses to claim an immediate deduction for the full cost of eligible capital assets. Under the new measure, businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than...

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Change to Super Contribution Caps

As of 1 July 2021, the contribution caps for concessional and non-concessional contributions are set to increase due to indexation. Concessional Contribution Cap Indexation Concessional contributions are contributions made into a super fund before tax, and are taxed at a...

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JobMaker Hiring Credit

As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government has pledged $4 billion towards a JobMaker Hiring Credit (JobMaker) payment for businesses that is designed to accelerate employment growth among the younger population. Payment Amounts and Time Periods JobMaker payments...

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Federal Budget Implications

On 6 October, the Federal Government handed down, what has been described as the most significant Budget since World War II, following the significant impact of COVID-19 on the economy. The announcements included in the 2020-21 budget are aimed at...

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