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1310, 2021

October Newsletter Published 13.10.2021

October Newsletter Published 13.10.2021

Our October Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

October 2021 Issue Covered

Compensation Payments: Avoiding contribution issues

  • The implications for the fund and members
    – Knock-on effects for members
  • Home as a place of business during COVID: CGT implications
  • Inheriting rental properties jointly A dilemma?
    – CGT triggered
    – […]
510, 2021

One-off Support Payments for the Construction Industry

One-off Support Payments for the Construction Industry – Business Costs Assistance Program Round Four

Are you an eligible employing and non-employing business in the construction sector that operate in the following local government areas:

  • Metropolitan Melbourne
  • The City of Greater Geelong
  • Mitchell Shire
  • Surf Coast Shire

You must have incurred direct costs because of the health restrictions in […]

2309, 2021

Are you an Employee in the Construction Industry in Victoria needing Financial Support?

Are you an Employee in the Construction Industry in Victoria needing Financial Support?

You may be able to get COVID-19 Disaster Payment if you’ve been impacted by the shut down in September 2021.

You can claim COVID-19 Disaster Payment if you’re unable to work and earn income because of the shut down in any of these areas:

1709, 2021

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Reintroduced

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Reintroduced

The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme has been reintroduced by the Victorian Government to alleviate the financial hardship faced by tenants and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scheme will be available to businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million that have suffered a decline in turnover of […]

1509, 2021

September Newsletter Published 15.09.2021

September Newsletter Published 15.09.2021

Our September Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

September 2021 Issue Covered

On the Road: How to Treat Work-related Travel and Living Away from Home Costs

  • Travel allowance versus living away from home allowance
  • SMSFs & property development Emerging risks
    – Engage an unrelated property developer
    – Undertake […]
1508, 2021

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund (CLOSES 10/9/21)

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund (CLOSES 10/9/21)

Providing $10,000 grants for eligible small and medium businesses that have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 70%.

The Victorian Government has recognised the business community is doing it tough because of the global pandemic. The Victorian Government’s Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will assist eligible small […]

1208, 2021

August Newsletter Published 12.08.2021

August Newsletter Published 12.08.2021

Our August Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

August 2021 Issue Covered

What the New Your Future, Your Super Means for You

  • Capital works deductions for rental property
    – Construction expenditure that cannot be claimed
    – Required details
    – Adjustments to the CGT cost base
    – Construction expenditure that can […]
608, 2021

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension (APPLICATIONS CLOSE 13/8/21)

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension
(APPLICATIONS CLOSE 13/8/21)

The Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension provides eligible businesses that had not previously applied for the Program in June, or have since become eligible, with the opportunity to apply for $4800 in support.

Business Costs Assistance Program

3007, 2021

More COVID-19 Support Coming for Eligible Sectors Hit the Hardest

More COVID-19 Support Coming for Eligible Sectors Hit the Hardest

We will update you further as information becomes available and applications are open.

More COVID-19 Support Coming A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and […]

2007, 2021

2021-22 Lodgement Rates and Thresholds – July Information Newsletter

July Information Newsletter – 2021-22 Lodgement Rates and Thresholds Published 20.07.2021

Our July Information Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

July 2021-22 Lodgement Rates and Thresholds Issue Covered

  • Individual tax rates
    – Individual tax rates for residents
    – 2020-21 Tax thresholds
  • 2021-22 Resident minors’ tax rate on eligible taxable income
  • Individual […]
907, 2021

July Newsletter Published 9.07.2021

July Newsletter Published 9.07.2021

Our July Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

July 2021 Issue Covered

  • Avoid Common Mistakes in your Business Return, and include appropriate income
    – WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BUSINESS’S ASSESSABLE INCOME
    – CASH INCOME
    – GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS
    – COMMISSIONS, INVESTMENT EARNINGS, GRATUITIES, COMPENSATION PAYMENTS
    – INCOME NOT PART OF […]
906, 2021

June Newsletter Published 9.06.2021

June Newsletter Published 9.06.2021

Our June Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

June 2021 Issue Covered

  • The Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency
    – CAPITAL GAINS TAX
    – PERSONAL USE ASSET
    – REVENUE ACCOUNT?
    – TRADING STOCK?
    – FOREIGN CURRENCY GAINS OR LOSSES?
    – RECORD KEEPING
  • New Guidance on “Personal Services Income” Rules
    – WHY THE PSI LURE?
    – […]
606, 2021

Assistance for Victorian Businesses – Victorian Government Grant

Assistance for Victorian Businesses – Victorian Government Grant

The Victorian Government has launched a new round of grants for eligible small to medium businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses impacted by the recent restrictions in Victoria.

Please note the industries eligible for the Grant are very narrowly defined and the business must have been GST […]

406, 2021

Superannuation Changes 1 July 2021

Superannuation Changes 1 July 2021

Superannuation Guarantee

The superannuation guarantee rate will increase to 10% on 1 July 2021.  Payroll software should provide updates to ensure your payroll obligations reflect the new rate.  Further increases are scheduled for future years as detailed below with an eventual increase to 12%.

Period General Super Guarantee (%)
1 July 2021 – […]
3105, 2021

Victorian State Government $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

Victorian State Government $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

Victorian State Government $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/circuit-breaker-business-support-package

Package Overview

The Victorian Government has launched the $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist small to medium businesses and sole traders, under the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021.

The […]

1504, 2021

April Newsletter Published 15.04.2021

April Newsletter Published 15.04.2021

Our April Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

April 2021 Issue Covered

  • Some money is not counted as ‘income’ by the ATO
  • New insolvency reforms to support small business
    – ELIGIBILITY
    — Non-assessable, non-exempt income
    — Other amounts that are not taxable
    – SIMPLIFIED LIQUIDATION
  • When it comes to […]
804, 2021

Small Business Rebates, Grants and Support Still Available

Small Business Rebates, Grants and Support Still Available

There are still many rebates, grants and support available to small business.  Please keep watch of the Business Victoria and your local government websites to keep abreast of what is on offer.  Below are just a few such items which may be of interest to you.

2503, 2021

Coronavirus Land Tax Relief

Coronavirus Land Tax Relief

2021 Applications

Applications for 2021 land tax relief are currently open for:

Applications for 2021 land tax relief will open soon for:

  • commercial landlords of properties with a single tenancy – […]
303, 2021

March Newsletter Published 03.03.2021

March Newsletter Published 03.03.2021

Our March Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

March 2021 Issue Covered

  • Update your ABN … or miss out!
  • Vehicle benefit FBT treatment changes under COVID-19
    – A work car park closes
    – Closure of nearby commercial parking stations
    – Reduced rates at commercial parking stations
    – Car returned […]
202, 2021

February Newsletter Published 02.02.2021

February Newsletter Published 02.02.2021

Our February Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

February 2021 Issue Covered

  • JOBMAKER HIRING CREDIT: What you need to know
    – EMPLOYER ELIGIBILITY
    – JOBMAKER PERIODS
    – ADDITIONAL CRITERIA
  • SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL: When your reporting can cease
    – NO LONGER EMPLOYING STAFF
    – CLOSING A BUSINESS
    – CHANGES TO YOUR BUSINESS […]
812, 2020

December Newsletter Published 08.12.2020

December Newsletter Published 08.12.2020

Our December Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

December 2020 Issue Covered

  • A STRATEGY OPENS
  • THE MECHANISM
  • Calling time out on your business? Some essentials you’ll need to know
    – STEP 1: LODGEMENT AND PAYMENT
    – STEP 2: REFUNDS
    – STEP 3: CANCEL PAY-AS-YOU-GO (PAYG) WITHHOLDING REGISTRATIONS
    – STEP […]
1111, 2020

November Newsletter Published 11.11.2020

November Newsletter Published 11.11.2020

Our November Newsletter was sent out today – Did you receive yours?

November 2020 Issue Covered

  • What the “full expensing” write-off deduction means for business
    – Some existing conditions remain
    – Meeting the required conditions
    – Anti-avoidance provision
  • Both tax and SMSF audits on still on ATO’s radar, but some leniency given
    – […]
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