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Cloud Accounting
Summary of Corona Virus updates

Second stage of government stimulus package for 2020

On 22 March 2020, the Australian government announced the second…
Government stimulus package

Government stimulus package offers economic remedy for 2020

In response to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Australian…
Payroll Compliance Accountant

The importance of wages compliance for small business owners

Media reports of wages underpayments by high-profile employers…
Business bushfire relief arrangment

Government support package for small businesses impacted by bushfire crisis

On 20 January 2020, the Australian Government announced a comprehensive…
Small Business
JobKeeper payments to help businesses

JobKeeper payments to help businesses retain and support employees through this challenging time

On 30 March 2020, the Australian Government published a fact…
Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

Super guarantee amnesty helps employers with unpaid SG liabilities for a strictly limited time

The super guarantee (SG) amnesty, introduced by the government…
Directors liable for GST

Directors can be liable for GST as well as PAYG and SGC under extended DPN regime

The DPN (Director Penalty Notice) regime was extended by legislation…

Getting prepared for EOFY 30 June 2019

As the financial year draws to a close, business owners can still…
SMSF & Investment
Capital Gains Tax - CGT

Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

From 30 June 2020, Australian property owners living overseas…
Federal Budget April 2019

2019 Federal Budget highlights in review

On 2 April 2019, the Treasurer of Australia, Josh Frydenberg,…
Gold Coast investment property

'Holiday over' for investor trips to residential rental properties

An important reminder for property investors is that trips to…
Federal budget highlights 2018

2018 Federal Budget highlights explained

The 2018-2019 Federal Budget, handed down on 8 May 2018, focused…
Taxation
Reduced tax rates 2017-2018

Does your company qualify for the reduced tax rate in 2017-2018?

Effective from the 2017–18 income year, some companies are…
small business instant asset write-off

Update on small business instant asset write-off for 2019-2020

The instant asset write-off scheme for small business has been…
Single Touch Payroll 2019

Small business owners – are you ready for Single Touch Payroll 2019?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for employers with 19 or…
Single Touch Payroll, Xero Gold Partner

Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018 – are you ready?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting affects employers with 20…