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COVID-19 government grants and loans

04 Aug 2020

Over a short timeframe, there have been a number of grants announced at a federal and state level with the sole purpose of helping businesses, the economy and individuals get through this next unknown period as a result of COVID-19, and come out the other side.

Countdown begins: Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty deadline announced

03 Aug 2020

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 has finally received royal assent

NSW taxes slashed for first home buyers and build-to-rent schemes

31 Jul 2020

This week the NSW Government announced stamp duty reductions for first home buyers of newly-built homes who enter into contracts between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021.

Ex gratia for foreign land tax surcharge in Queensland

16 Jul 2020

If you have a direct or indirect interest in land in Queensland, you may start to receive increased land tax bills after September, and need to take steps now to apply for relief if eligible.

Deadline for adjusting your GST

13 Jul 2020

If you’ve changed the usage of your business acquisitions (purchases) or importations this financial year (or an earlier year), you may be required to make GST adjustments.

Superannuation considerations in the new Financial Year

09 Jul 2020

If your fund has at least one member in their mid-60s, you should be aware of the recent changes to super laws where there has been a relaxation to the ‘work test’ requirement for contributions after 65.

JobKeeper Assurance providing confidence when the ATO comes calling

29 Jun 2020

For a large number of Australian organisations, JobKeeper has been a lifeline for their business.

ATO to commence GST reviews in August 2020

26 Jun 2020

The ATO will commence new GST reviews in the Top 1000 population in August 2020. This will be in addition to the announced compliance and integrity reviews for JobKeeper that we will see over the coming months.

Insurance contracts: IFRS 17 and the implications for Insurers

25 Jun 2020

In the words of Richard Olswang, Prudential Global IFRS 17 Actuarial Lead, IFRS 17 has the potential to be bigger than Solvency II and with APRA seeking an industry update as early as August, it’s important to understand the changes and the implications.

Employee share scheme reporting

23 Jun 2020

As the end of financial year approaches, it’s important you’re aware of your reporting requirements and understand what is needed when submitting to the ATO.