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    JobMaker Hiring Credits: What We Know So Far
    We’ve had quite a few questions about the JobMaker hiring credit announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The legislation enabling the JobMaker scheme has not passed Parliament as yet and until this occurs, the JobMaker rules are not certain and may change. More details should be available soon and we’ll […]
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    Refunds for Tax Losses
    If your company has made a loss, you may be able to claim a tax refund for tax previously paid on profits.  In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced that businesses with turnover under $5bn* will be able to offset any losses made between 2019-20 and 2021-22 against previously […]
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    Tax Deductions for Investing in Your Business
    Stimulating investment is high on the Government’s agenda. To encourage spending, the 2020-21 Budget introduced a measure that allows businesses with turnover under $5bn* to immediately deduct the cost of new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing assets in the first year of use. This means that […]
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    ATO Extends JobKeeper Monthly Declaration After System Downtime
    Despite the business monthly declaration for October JobKeeper payments due on 14 November, the ATO had scheduled its system maintenance for online services for agents over the weekend, effectively affecting access over both days. As such, the ATO has now confirmed it will continue to accept and process late declarations. […]
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    3 Best and Worst Super Funds Revealed
    Source: NestEgg Stockspots 2020 Fat Cat Funds report has stated that poor performance is largely due to higher fees, with CEO Chris Brycki highlighting to consumers they would be $200,000 better off if they are in a fund charging less than 1 per cent instead of paying 2 per cent. “One […]
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    ATO Flags Key Early Access to Super Dates
    In an online update, the ATO said that ATO offices will generally be closed from midday of 24 December 2020 to the start of business on 4 January 2021. The last fund files prior to Christmas will be sent on 24 December 2020 – this will include all approvals up […]
19 June 2017

Business Automation

If you have ever heard the words efficiency and streamlining, you might be picturing a robot working in a factory doing a repetitive mundane task really quickly. This is what physical production automation is, where people are taken away and robots are put in doing the same job but at […]
5 April 2017

Survival Kit for Cash-Strapped Businesses

Being cash-strapped in your business can be soul destroying with all your hard work leading to what feels like nothing – but help is on the way. Hopefully, you can follow a few of the steps below and put them in your game plan for surviving this challenging time and […]
9 February 2016

How Much of What You Are Selling Do You Need to Have Available?

Scarcity vs. excess is a constant challenge for business owners. Having the right number of whatever you are selling, to meet customer need (whether you’re selling something tangible like cell phones, or a less tangible item, like consulting hours) can be a puzzle. If you have too many, your product may go […]
14 December 2015

Top 5 Productivity Tools For Entrepreneurs

Advanced technology has changed employees’ work habits, the management of their daily goals and the way they accomplish tasks. However, this progress has also brought increased workloads that require multitasking, which eventually may decrease effectiveness. So, how do entrepreneurs actually get any work done? Fortunately, technology has made it easier […]
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