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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…

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…
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The approach to tax when you’re working from home

If you produce assessable income at home, or some of it, and you incur expenses from using that home as your “office” or “workshop”, the ATO will generally allow that a taxpayer could be in a position to be able to claim some expenses…
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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…