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New ASIC powers to prevent “significant customer detriment” in financial services products

23 Jun 2020

On 17 June 2020, ASIC released RG 272: Product Intervention Power which sets out the administration of one of the regulatory tools available to ASIC to prevent significant customer detriment in the financial services sector.

Changes to Duties and Land Tax in NSW impacting M&A deals and discretionary trusts now passed

19 Jun 2020

On 22 October 2019, the NSW Government tabled the State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2019 which proposes material changes to the Duties and Land Tax regimes in NSW.

Support your future retirement plans with our End of Financial Year checklist

04 Jun 2020

As we approach the end of the financial year, there are a number of items and strategies you should be considering that can help you not only with your future retirement planning but also manage your tax.

Can independent schools access JobKeeper?

21 May 2020

Many initiatives around COVID-19 were released by the Government in the knowledge they would require clarifications. JobKeeper is an example of this.

Aged care & NFP’s: How have you calculated your turnover decline for JobKeeper?

21 May 2020

Many initiatives around COVID-19 were released by the Government in the knowledge they would require clarifications.

Last of the expected major changes implemented for JobKeeper eligibility

02 May 2020

On 1 May 2020, the Federal Treasurer amended the JobKeeper rules to give effect to the changes announced last Friday, 24 April 2020 and additional measures.

Congratulations to 86 400

29 Apr 2020

Neobanks are changing the financial services market in Australia and becoming a viable option for consumers, has emerged in response to the changing needs of consumers including the importance of convenience and simplicity as well as 24/7 access from their banks.

JobKeeper top-up payments extended

28 Apr 2020

As many employers still await further details about whether they will qualify for JobKeeper, the ATO Commissioner has extended the time to make payments for the first two fortnights (i.e. 30 March – 12 April and 13 April – 26 April).

JobKeeper eligibility clarified for special purpose service entities and specific groups

24 Apr 2020

On Friday, 24 April 2020, the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced further clarifications to the JobKeeper subsidy in response to around 900,000 businesses expressing an interest in the program and more than 400,000 already enrolled to receive the payments.

Blanket deferrals for income tax and FBT returns for 2019/2020

23 Apr 2020

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) Commissioner announced on 22 April 2020 that the ATO will be granting deferrals for 2019 income tax returns and 2020 FBT returns.