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Budget 2021 – What it means

The 2021 budget was announced last night (11th of May 2021) and there was a lot that was spoken about. Please keep in mind that the proposed budget is not legislation and must be discussed in parliament and then needs to be passed through the senate. Below we have...

JobMaker Scheme Explained

Oh what a crazy year it has been. We have all had to battle through the Covid crisis with our businesses, while also having to deal with Job Keeper and Job Seeker. Enter JobMaker The next instalment from the Australian Government is a new scheme that is designed to...

Boxing Day 2020 – Public Holiday Information

There is a lot of confusion around what days around Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Years Eve are classified as a public holiday so we thought we would put out a quick post to outline the details. The days are classified different from state to state...

Information for SA’s November Lockdown Period

With the shock of yesterday's announcement about South Australia's 6 day lock down which has gone into effect today, we feel it's important for people to have as much information at their disposal as possible. What is an essential worker? SAPOL has published the...

Xero announced starter plan changes

We have received some exciting news from our friends at Xero today, with the starter plan getting a major overhaul with the limitations. This means that the starter plan will be suited to many more small businesses and allow more people to use the software to make...

Is An Audit Really Scary In 2020?

Short Answer - Not usually. Read on to find out why. History Of Audits Over many years the thought of an audit from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) would make most people curl into a little ball and rock endlessly in a corner. It was one of the most stressful things...

JobKeeper 1.1 Updates

On Friday afternoon the ATO released more details as to the expansion of JobKeeper 1. Employee Eligibility We mentioned the other day that there are new eligibility factors for JobKeeper and that there was a key change to employee eligibility. The ATO Website now...

JobKeeper 2 – What You Need To Know

We can all agree that this year has been unprecedented, with Covid-19 taking hold and the stresses that it has caused to many businesses around the world. Early on when the countries services were being closed down and restrictions being put in place, the federal...

Energy Efficient Communities Program $20k grant

Yesterday we received an email from one of our clients - Tandem Energy, regarding a $20,000 federal government grant that has been released. We saw that this may present opportunities for many of our business clients so we thought we would put a quick blog post...