Last chance to access COVID-19 early access to super

31 December 2020 is the last day you can apply to access your superannuation early under the COVID-19 early access measures. The ATO has warned that those wanting to access their superannuation pre-Christmas will need to complete the application by 11 December 2020. The ability to access up to $10,000 of your super is available […]

Extended December JobKeeper deadlines

The ATO has extended the JobKeeper monthly business declaration deadline for the month of December until 28 January 2021 (from 14 Jan 2021). This applies to the JobKeeper fortnights ending on 6 December 2020 and 20 December 2020. The deadline for meeting the minimum wage condition for the JobKeeper fortnight ending on 3 January 2021 […]

Budget 2020-21: Personal Income Tax Cuts Explained

Date of effect: 1 July 2020 As widely predicted, the Government has brought forward stage 2 of its planned income tax cuts by two years. Originally intended to apply from 1 July 2022, the tax cuts will come into effect from 1 July 2020 (subject to the passage of the legislation). At a cost of […]

Refunds for Tax Losses

If your company has made a loss, you may be able to claim a tax refund for tax previously paid on profits. In the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the Government announced that businesses with turnover under $5bn will be able to offset any losses made between 2019-20 and 2021-22 against previously taxed profits between 2018-19 and […]

Tax deductions for investing in your business

Stimulating investment is high on the Government’s agenda. To encourage spending, the 2020-21 Budget introduced a measure that allows businesses with turnover under $5bn to immediately deduct the cost of new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing assets in the first year of use. This means that an asset’s cost will be […]

JobMaker Hiring Credits: What We Know So Far

We’ve had quite a few questions about the JobMaker hiring credit announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The legislation enabling the JobMaker scheme has not passed Parliament as yet and until this occurs, the JobMaker rules are not certain and may change. More details should be available soon and we’ll let you know as soon […]