$2,000 specialist advice grants are now available to access accounting or legal professional advice to help support businesses improve and adapt following COVID-19 disruptions and current economic conditions. The program closes on Friday 30 September, and applications are assessed on a first in, first served basis, so you need to act now.
New release domain names were recently released in Australia, and you need to take action to avoid threats to your business internet identity. New domain name extensions of .au (in addition to .com.au) are now available and if you want to secure your existing domain name in the new format, you must register by 20…
Recent changes to superannuation include superannuation guarantee changes and downsizer contribution age changes.
Employers need to be aware of two important superannuation changes from 1 July 2022.
The ATO has changed its approach and compliance response, with family trust distributions on the hit list. Earlier this year the ATO released guidelines using ‘risk’ categories for trust distribution arrangements, indicating that the ATO is taking a more aggressive approach to investigating trust income distribution. It is expected that many family groups will pay…
Individuals can now re-contribute amounts they withdrew under the COVID-19 early release of super program without the re-contribution counting towards their non-concessional contributions cap.
The JobKeeper rules have been amended to ensure the ATO can make payments to certain taxpayers after 31 March 2022.
The ATO has reminded taxpayers that it has a range of support available for small businesses experiencing difficult situations, such as natural disasters, mental health challenges or financial hardship.
A Bill recently introduced into Parliament permanently allows companies to use technology to meet their regulatory requirements, and ensure that companies can continue to meet their obligations amid the uncertainty of the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Newly enacted legislation requires all directors to apply for a new director identification number. This includes directors of corporate trustees or self-managed super funds (SMSFs) and of family trusts.