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Unwinding COVID-19 Relief

Unwinding COVID-19 Relief

COVID-19 support will roll back as states and territories reach vaccination targets.

The National Plan, the road map out of COVID-19, does more than provide greater freedoms at 70% and 80% full vaccination rates, it withdraws the steady stream of Commonwealth financial support to individuals and business impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures. We look at the impact and the support that remains in place.

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Did your super fund receive a compensation payment?

Did your super fund receive a compensation payment?

Is a financial services compensation payment to your superannuation fund a contribution? Of late, there have been several compensation payments made by financial services providers to customers that were inappropriately charged or overcharged for insurance premiums or services they did not receive, etc.

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( Posted in: Superannuation )

What now? Unwinding the Pandemic

What now? Unwinding the Pandemic

A business operator has the ability now to refuse entry or service to a customer as long as anti-discrimination rules are not breached. Excluding an individual by vaccination status without a public health order however will be a question of whether the rule is reasonable, necessary, and proportionate.

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Mental Health Support for Business Owners

Mental Health Support for Business Owners

With COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions to trade, the pressure can be intense for Small Business Owners. A free and confidential mental health program developed by Beyond Blue is available to give small business owners the support they need.

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Victorian Government business boost announced for the extended lockdown

Victorian Government business boost announced for the extended lockdown

While Victoria is expected to remain in lockdown until the start of October, the Victorian Government will be rolling out additional financial support for the state’s small and medium businesses as they continue to grapple with the sustained impacts of lockdown restrictions.

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The ATO examines property investors as deduction issues increase

The ATO examines property investors as deduction issues increase

The ATO has issued a warning to property investors this tax time following rental income and deduction errors found in over 70 per cent of tax returns audited last financial year

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Employers exempt from FBT for retraining employees

Employers exempt from FBT for retraining employees

Employers who deliver training to employees who are to be made redundant will now be exempt from fringe benefits tax after the legislation passed through Parliament.

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Work from home expenses under scrutiny & the perils of browsing Facebook

Work from home expenses under scrutiny & the perils of browsing Facebook

If you worked from home during lockdown and spent money on work related items that were not reimbursed by your employer, you might be able to claim some of these expenses as a deduction – but not everything you purchase can be claimed.

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( Posted in: Tax )