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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...

State & Industry Based Stimulus Packages & Grants

State & Industry Based Stimulus Packages & Grants

Whilst there has been a number of federal stimulus packages there are also a number of state level stimulus packages along with different grants available to a variety of industries. This list is by no means complete but gives an outline of some of the most readily...

SA Land Tax Reforms

SA Land Tax Reforms

In November 2019 there were a number of changes passed by both houses to the Land Tax Act, which will affect many people throughout South Australia. Some of these will result in less land tax, but other situations are far more complex, and should be planned out before...

What about Adam? JobKeeper Payment for Companies and Trusts

What about Adam? JobKeeper Payment for Companies and Trusts

Since the announcement of the JobKeeper payment last week, we read through the fact sheet regarding the payments available for an employer to pass on payments to their employees. There is an example in the fact sheet that showed someone called Adam that received...

New $130 Billion JobKeeper Stimulus Package

New $130 Billion JobKeeper Stimulus Package

Over the past few weeks we've heard a lot of people distressed about how the stimulus packages doesn't include them, so we were happy to hear the latest stimulus package that was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday 30th March 2020 caters for many who...