The JobMaker scheme was announced in the 2020/21 Federal Budget and follows on from a raft of changes and schemes brought in by the federal Government to reduce the impact COVID-19 has had on the Australian economy – particularly on employment. While we covered it briefly in our Federal Budget Update, now that some timeread more
Welcome to the 2020/21 McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update! In a year filled with uncertainty, turmoil, crisis, and economic downturn, the Morrison Government’s Budget was always poised to be one filled with recovery measures to get the Australian economy back on track – looking at both the short- and long-term. While the majority of theread more
Given everything that’s happened in 2020, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting a couple of things here and there. One thing you won’t want to miss, especially if you have outstanding Superannuation Guarantee (SG) obligations, is the ATO’s Amnesty, which ends on the 7th September 2020. Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty: The Details The SG Amnesty has featuredread more
**Updated following announcement on 6 August 2020** The original JobKeeper payment was announced by the Federal Government in late March 2020 in response to COVID-19 and comprised a $1500 per fortnight wage subsidy for businesses so they could continue to pay eligible workers. For the most part, this payment helped keep people employed and theirread more
As we’ve outlined in a previous article, the government’s Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Amnesty was initially introduced in 2018. The SG amnesty has now been resurrected, and employers are once again being afforded the opportunity to rectify SG issues. So - what should you do if you think you have outstanding contributions owing? The SG Amnestyread more
Starting and running your own business can be challenging, exciting, daunting, or even overwhelming at times. And that’s just in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the business, let alone the mountain of compliance requirements and paperwork required to keep everything above board. The shifting landscape of tax and compliance legislation can make it toughread more
In case you’ve missed it – the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be retiring the AUSKey service on 27 March 2020, with a view to replacing it with myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). This means if you’re currently using AUSKey to access the Business Portal, and you’re yet to sign up for MyGovID, youread more
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. As quotes go, it’s one that applies pretty well across a range of situations we face in life and in operating a business, not the least of which when looking at business acquisitions as part of existing business growth plans. With all of the different factorsread more
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