• system-outage
    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 […]
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    When Should You Use Debt?
    Source: NestEgg Despite record-low interest rates and changes to credit regulation making it easier for consumers to get a loan, a wealth educator has urged Australians to keep their debt low in order to build wealth. In a conversation with nestegg, Minnik Chartered Accountants director and wealth educator Leah Oliver […]
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    ATO Data Reveals Tax Avoidance Red Flags
    Source: Accountants Daily The ATO has released its first annual report on Common Reporting Standard (CRS) statistics, which contains information on Australian financial accounts held by foreign tax residents as at 31 December 2018. Under the CRS, banks and other financial institutions pass on financial account information on non-residents to the […]
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    NSW Announces Payroll Tax Relief for New Jobs
    Source: Accountants Daily NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian believes the Jobs Plus Program will create or support up to 25,000 jobs to 30 June 2022 by incentivising companies to relocate their head offices to NSW or expand their jobs footprint in the state. A key feature of the program will see […]
30 September 2020
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Temporary Home Office Expenses Shortcut Extended Again

Source: Accountants Daily The temporary shortcut method for calculating home office expenses has now been extended to 31 December 2020, after it was due to expire at the end of September. Taxpayers have been able to apply the 80 cents per hour method since March, after the ATO introduced the […]
31 August 2020
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Forecasting During a Pandemic

Now, more than ever, business operators should have a plan in place to manage during uncertain times. Even if your business is not directly impacted, it’s likely your customers, your supply chain, and your workforce will be to some extent. So, how do you plan for uncertainty when every assumption […]
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