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Small business support – a reminder from the ATO

Small business support – a reminder from the ATO

Small businesses doing it tough through COVID-19 are reminded of tax options   In the lead up to Christmas and the end of the year, the ATO has sent a reminder about the range of tax options available to small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19.   No...

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HomeBuilder Scheme extended until March

HomeBuilder Scheme extended until March

The announcement of the HomeBuilder extension has had mixed feedback across the board, with some saying it’s not enough to stop the housing construction industry shrinking and others welcoming the news calling it a giant leap towards economic recovery. So what does...

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Taxi fares and Christmas parties – when is it FBT exempt?

Taxi fares and Christmas parties – when is it FBT exempt?

Fringe benefit tax (FBT) can sometimes be confusing for small business owners, especially where different rules apply for different situations. So what happens when a staff member claims their travel fare (eg taxi, Uber, Shebah) to and/or from the work Christmas...

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HomeBuilder Scheme FAQ’s

HomeBuilder Scheme FAQ’s

Greenhalgh Pickard recently met with Real Estate Agents from Century 21 to answer some of their FAQ's about the Federal Government's HomeBuilder Grant. The questions and answers below might help you when considering the HomeBuilder scheme for your new build or...

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Best ways to budget for the year ahead

Start the new year on the right track and plan your finances With less than 1 month until the start of a fresh new year (where has this year gone!!), we’ve been working on some hot tips to help you budget for 2021. We know that many things are out of our control (hey,...

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The impact of COVID19 on Australian businesses

Still wondering about the actual impacts of COVID19 on Australian businesses? Interested to see some recent statistics and data around JobKeeper? Keen to compare your own business actions to that of the rest of Australia? If so, then this article is for you. The ABS...

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HomeBuilder Grant – challenges and what to look out for

HomeBuilder Grant – challenges and what to look out for

When the news of the HomeBuilder Grant was first announced back in June this year, many aspiring home owners felt closer to their great Australian dream. However, as more and more details of the HomeBuilder Grant were released, it became apparent that applying for and...

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What can I invest in my SMSF portfolio?

What can I invest in my SMSF portfolio?

A self managed super fund (SMSF) gives you more control over what you can invest in One of the key differences between having a retail Superannuation Fund versus a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) is that a SMSF provides you with more control in what and where to invest...

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Can I draw money out of my SMSF?

Can I draw money out of my SMSF?

Can my SMSF lend me money? The short answer is no. Your Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) cannot lend money to you or any of your relatives; the SIS Act, in Section 65, states that superannuation funds (including SMSF’s) are not permitted to provide financial assistance...

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Defamation and Social Media

 Watch what you post on Social Media If you have a Netflix subscription, chances are you’ve probably either watched or heard about ‘The Social Dilemma’. The popular Netflix Documentary highlights the problems with Social Media, focusing on how social media companies...

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JobMaker Hiring Credits – FAQ’s

The JobMaker Hiring Credit - Your Questions Answered Over the last two weeks, we’ve received a number of questions concerning the JobMaker Hiring Credits. We’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions and put them all here together. When does the JobMaker...

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JobMaker Plan – An overview

Last week, as part of the Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced its $74 billion JobMaker Plan, designed to support a stronger economic recovery and bring more Australians back to work. In essence, the JobMaker Plan is made up of 6 key elements: Lowering...

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