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Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment   Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can’t work and earn income because you have to: self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. you’re caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. This is a payment from Centrelink. [...]

Single Touch Payroll – Phase 2

Single Touch Payroll – Phase 2 In the 2019–20 Budget, the Government announced that Single Touch Payroll (STP) would be expanded to include additional information. Under Single Touch Payroll Phase 2, the Australian Government will require all employers to report additional information through STP on or before each payday. This information will include details such [...]

Federal Budget 2021/22

Summary of key changes announced last night.Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (LMITO)This offset provides taxpayers earning less than $126,000 up to $1,080 as a refundable tax offset. Typically, this increases an individuals tax refund (or reduces tax payable). This was due to cease after 2021 year but has been extended for 2022 tax returns.Temporary [...]

Workcover and business owners operating through trusts

There appears to be a lot of confusion relating to workcover requirements for business owners who operate through trusts. Workcover provides insurance for employees who are injured at work. Premiums are paid based on wages paid. However many business owners operate through a trust and are paid a trust distribution rather than a wage. So [...]

Can I claim my rent as a tax deduction

If you pay rent the standard rule is the rent is not tax deductible because the expense is private or domestic in nature. However, like may tax rules there are exceptions. In this case the exception applies if you run a business and have a room set up in your rental property as an office, [...]

Local Economy

Interesting anecdotal information on the local economy yesterday after golf. Comments made included: "On numerous weekends I have looked at investment properties for a friend. During the week they are advertised between $800k-$900k. On Saturdays the advert is removed and there is an open for inspection attended by 30 couples and by Monday the property [...]

Managing Workflow

I came into the office this morning feeling a little overwhelmed. Work is a bit like being in a boat travelling across the sea. You get used to the gentle ups and downs of the waves and then out of the blue comes a larger wave that upsets your balance. Work coming in can be [...]

Friday Blog

My New Year's resolution to write a blog every Friday is already looking shay as I have already missed one Friday. Blame JobKeeper. The ATO allows additional time for documents at this time of year including JobKeeper. December declarations are due by 28th January 2021. Registrations for JobKeeper Extension 2 are required by 31st January [...]

Year of the Blog

My website adviser is always telling me that regular blogs increase traffic to your website. For years I have ignored this advice. Well a New Year perhaps a new approach.The end of the first working week of the year. Although, the way Christmas fell most business are not returning to the 11th.Current topic is JobKeeper [...]

Budget 2020

Last night the Treasurer presented hi budget. I set out below the major changes. Personal Taxes The Government has announced that it will bring forward changes to the personal income tax rates that were due to apply from 1 July 2022, so that these changes now apply from 1 July 2020 (i.e., from the 2021 [...]

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