Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments rules change

Changes to Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment Rules

The rules for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, the payment accessible to those who have lost work because they have had to self-isolate with COVID-19, or are caring for someone who contracted it, changed on 18 January 2022. The new rules change the definition of a close contact in line with the harmonised national definition.…
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Professional Services Firm Profits Guidance Finalised

Professional Services Firm Profits Guidance Finalised

The Australian Taxation Office’s finalised position on the allocation of profits from professional firms starts on 1 July 2022. The ATO’s guidance uses a series of factors to determine the level of risk associated with profits generated by a professional services firm and how they flow through to individual practitioners and their related parties. The…
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$1bn Small Business Support Package

NSW Governments announces $1bn support package for struggling NSW Small Businesses

The NSW Government has announced a $1bn support package for struggling NSW small businesses. Acknowledging the difficulty that business operators have faced, the NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced a package of measures to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 over January and February 2022. Releasing the package, the NSW Treasurer said, “household balance sheets…
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Australian Tax Laws

If Santa was an Australian Tax Resident

A lighter look at the complexity of Australian taxation laws and the year that has been. Dear Mr Claus, Thank you for the opportunity to provide strategic business, tax and compliance advice for your operation. We’re pleased you have initiated this advice as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has instigated a number or reviews that…
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Main residence exemption myths and misconceptions

Main Residence Exemption Myths and Misconceptions

The surge in the residential property market continues to attract buyers and sellers, many involving the family home. This article considers the common myths and misconceptions when it comes to being eligible for the main residence exemption. When it comes to taxation, the family home is sacred. It is often the largest asset a taxpayer…
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