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First Home Buyer Grant

First home buyer grant and assistance Buying or building your first home? The NSW Government offers a grant of $10,000 and assistance with transfer duty for eligible first home buyers. First Home Owner's Grant (New Homes)…
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If you’re in business, you need to know about the PPSR

There is a simple step that many businesses can take to better manage the risk that can attach to certain assets Not so many years ago, a new scheme was introduced, which also established a national register, that could affect anyone who…
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Varying PAYG instalments because of COVID-19

PAYG instalments is a system that helps you manage your expected tax liability on income from your business or investments for the current income year by making smaller regular payments. To assist taxpayers experiencing financial difficulty…
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Eight tips to help start your new financial year with a bang

The new financial year is here and now is a great time to review, refine, plan and take some action to set yourself up financially. To help kickstart your finances, try these simple steps. Take stock Let’s be honest.…

COVID-19 corporate residency concession

The ATO has announced an important tax residency concession for foreign incorporated companies during the COVID-19 crisis. Background On 24 March 2020, the government announced a ban on Australians travelling overseas, using powers…
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Rental (passive) income and ‘carrying on a business’ for JobKeeper eligibility

When assessing eligibility for JobKeeper assistance, the first question that must be answered is whether the entity was carrying on a business as at 1 March 2020. This question is of particular relevance to entities that have solely or predominantly…
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Alternatives to a tax invoice for certain GST credit claims

Tax invoices are an essential element of Australia’s taxation system, and serve both to collect taxation revenue related to the goods and services on which GST is levied as well as record the credits that are claimable by eligible businesses. A business…

Start-up businesses: Which is the right structure for you?

Start up businesses need to make one important decision from the outset – what type of business set-up will suit your enterprise best? And which structure will be best for the future? You've got a choice of four basic business structures…
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Six things to do now to make tax time 2020 a little less taxing

New decade, new me? We’re more than two weeks into the New Year now and the countdown clock to tax time 2020 has already started ticking. It’s going to be a big year for SMEs in the tax domain, with some changes on the cards heading…