Now that another financial year has been and gone, it can be tempting to put tax to the back of your mind as you gear up for another busy year. However, if you’re running a business, particularly from home, it is crucial that you keep on top of what you can claim as a deductionread more
When someone passes away, a wide range of financial considerations can arise. From funeral expenses and insurance policies to the tax implications around inherited assets, the associated complexities are most unwelcome at what is already a particularly stressful time. In this article, we’ll be focusing on that last example - particularly how Main Residence Capitalread 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
Have you applied for COVID-19 stimulus payments for your business? Have you received the JobKeeper payment as an employee? Taken advantage of the Early Release of Super scheme? There are plenty of compliance-related considerations this tax season! After an unusual and challenging second half of the 2019/20 financial year, we’re certainly not out of theread 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
Not only has COVID-19 changed the way we socialise and live life day-to-day, the working from home landscape has shifted significantly. What used to be a flexible working arrangement predominantly offered by employers to allow staff to do things like look after children, reduce travel or improve work-life balance, has now evolved into something thatread more
The Australian Government has announced a third stimulus package, which is welcome relief for businesses and employees alike. The ‘Job Keeper’ Package will subsidise wages of $1,500 for each eligible employee (per fortnight) for a period of up to six months for all eligible businesses. In case you’ve missed out previous updates on the stimulus packages, feelread 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
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