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Small Business Grants

The WA Government has announced grants of $2,000 to help small businesses impacted by the recent Perth and Peel lockdown. The grants are intended to offset some of the direct costs of the lockdown and business closure, such as loss of perishable goods or cancellations. Businesses in the hospitality, health, beauty, events and tourism industries…

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Motor vehicle deductions and questions, Superannuation Guarantee deadline and foreign income disclosure rules

Motor Vehicles You can claim deductions for the use of motor vehicles (including motorcycles) when they’re used for business or work purposes. While your method of deduction will vary depending on your unique circumstances, regardless of how you claim, it’s important to distinguish the applicable work/business-related portion from any personal/private use, and stay on top…

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JOBMAKER HIRING CREDIT

Last week, the legislation enabling the JobMaker scheme announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget passed Parliament.  What is JobMaker? JobMaker is a credit available to eligible businesses for the hiring of additional employees. It is an incentive for employers to support wage costs and, unlike JobKeeper, is not passed onto employees. The hiring credit is available for jobs…

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FEDERAL BUDGET 2020-21

Josh Frydenberg’s 2020-21 Federal Budget, inevitably shaped in response to the COVID-19 crisis, has revealed some distinct winners and losers.  Given the unprecedented events that have unfolded this year, the Australian Government’s 2020-21 Federal Budget was always going to outline a path to economic recovery. Handed down last night, the Budget’s key initiatives include: Personal income tax cuts from…

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