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Why are some businesses returning JobKeeper to the ATO?

Super Retail Group – owner of the Supercheap Auto, Rebel, BCF and Macpac brands – handed back $1.7 million in JobKeeper payments in January after releasing a trading update showing sales growth of 23% to December 2020. Toyota announced that it will return $18 million in JobKeeper payments after a […]

By |2 March, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Why are some businesses returning JobKeeper to the ATO?

Sole Trader Granted Access To JobKeeper With Backdated ABN

A sole trader who was able to backdate his ABN has won access to JobKeeper payments in a recent case before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). 

 To be eligible to access JobKeeper as a business participant (for example, as a sole trader), the rules require a business to have an active […]

By |25 February, 2021|JobKeeper|Comments Off on Sole Trader Granted Access To JobKeeper With Backdated ABN

Winding Up: Simplifying small business insolvency

On 1 January 2021, new laws came into effect that introduce a new, simplified debt restructuring and liquidation framework for small business. 

Drawing on key features of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy model in the United States, the new system aims to speed up the insolvency process, reduce costs and where possible, […]

By |5 February, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Winding Up: Simplifying small business insolvency

How to sell your business

We’re often asked the best way to sell a business. There are two key components at play in the sale of a business; structuring the transaction and positioning the business to the market. Both elements are important and can significantly impact your result.

Structuring the transaction covers things such as pricing […]

By |3 February, 2021|Business|Comments Off on How to sell your business

The Final Stage Of JobKeeper And How To Access It

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt very differently from region to region. Fortunes vary wildly between business operators subject to ongoing lockdowns and trading impediments to those benefiting from the “new normal”.For those severely impacted by COVID-19, JobKeeper might be available. The third and final phase of JobKeeper started […]

By |3 February, 2021|JobKeeper|Comments Off on The Final Stage Of JobKeeper And How To Access It

2021 Risks & Opportunities

What a year. Instead of a handful of bright, shiny material things all I really want for Christmas is an effective COVID-19 vaccine, a safe environment for my friends and family […]

By |14 December, 2020|Business|Comments Off on 2021 Risks & Opportunities

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 […]

By |5 November, 2020|Business|Comments Off on JobMaker Hiring Credits: 
What We Know So Far

Road to Recovery?
Budget 2020-21 Update

The 2020-21 Federal Budget is a road to recovery paved with cash. Key initiatives include:

Personal income tax cuts from 1 July 2020
A $4 billion ‘JobMaker’ Hiring Credit to encourage businesses to take on additional employees aged 16 to 35 years old
$110 billion in infrastructure investment over 10 years
Immediate deductions for business […]

By |14 October, 2020|Business|Comments Off on Road to Recovery?
Budget 2020-21 Update

JobKeeper: The Next Steps

The first tranche of JobKeeper ended on 27 September 2020. We look at the issues for those seeking to qualify for the second tranche of JobKeeper and for those no longer eligible.
Wrapping up JobKeeper
If your business is no longer eligible for JobKeeper payments, there are a few things you need […]

By |5 October, 2020|Business|Comments Off on JobKeeper: The Next Steps

JobKeeper 2.0

JobKeeper from 28 September 2020
The first tranche of JobKeeper ends on 27 September 2020. Those needing further support will need to reassess their eligibility and prove an actual decline in turnover. To receive JobKeeper from 28 September 2020, eligible employers need to assess their decline in turnover with reference to actual […]

By |24 September, 2020|Business|Comments Off on JobKeeper 2.0
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