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 Helping hand from the ATO for struggling businesses

Helping hand from the ATO for struggling businesses

With the country officially in recession, the ATO is getting ready to help businesses that are struggling due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. It expects that for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 years, many businesses that ordinarily turn a profit may be making a loss, and for some businesses it may be the first time that they are making a loss.
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Federal Budget 2020 -21 Analysis

Federal Budget 2020 -21 Analysis

Building a bridge to recovery

In what has been billed as one of the most important budgets since the Great Depression, and the first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic dragged Australia into its first recession in almost 30 years, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the next phase of the journey is to secure Australia’s future.
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Bankruptcy concessions extended for 3 months

Bankruptcy concessions extended for 3 months

The Federal Government has announced that it will extend the special rules applying to bankruptcy actions and director personal liability claims. The rules were implemented in March to prevent a wave of bankruptcies and court actions being caused by the pandemic economic downturn, before businesses had a chance to recover – the end date extended from 28 September to 31 December 2020.
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Be careful when changing business structures

Be careful when changing business structures

If your small business has not only survived but thrived during the pandemic, you may be considering a change of business structure, typically from sole trader to more complex arrangements such as a company or trust structures. Any changes should be well thought-out and carefully implemented to avoid costly mistakes.
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COVID-19 impacts on FBT

COVID-19 impacts on FBT

As the pandemic drags on, there may be many unintended consequences for businesses in relation to benefits that you provide in addition to salary and wages, namely FBT. While exemptions and concessions may be available to reduce or eliminate the amount of FBT business have to pay, care should be taken to avoid any excess amounts.
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End of repayment holidays what you should expect

End of repayment holidays what you should expect

If you’re one of the many Australians that has taken up loan payment deferrals for their homes or businesses, beware as the repayment holiday for most financial institutions is due to end in September. According to APRA data, 11% of housing loans were deferred and 17% of small business loans were deferred as at 30 June 2020.

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Reminder more businesses need to lodge TPAR

Reminder more businesses need to lodge TPAR

Among the chaos of the pandemic, many businesses may not be aware that they will be required to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) for the first time this year. Your business may need to lodge a TPAR if payments were made to either contractors or subcontractors to provide certain services.
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 Director identification numbers now law

Director identification numbers now law

In an effort to reduce the instances of phoenixing, where the controllers of a company deliberately avoid paying liabilities by shutting down indebted companies and transferring assets to another company, a new initiative of director identification numbers (DINs) has been passed and will come into effect in the near future.
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