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ATO Signals Attack on Trusts

Before we get into today’s main topic – Budget 2022/23 – we wanted to note with you all that earlier this month we were in a Zoom call with over 5,500 other accountants and taxation specialists across Australia, working through some of the curlier aspects of the ATO’s recently proposed changes to family trust distributions.…

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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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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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