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What is the Business Costs Assistance Program?

Are You Eligible for the Business Costs Assistance Program (BCAP)? Apply here.

COVID-19 assistance to small businesses Was your business significantly impacted by the latest circuit breaker” lockdown” (12th-17th of February)? If so, no need to despair. The Victorian Government has recently released a new Business Costs Assistance Program to help those who experienced significant losses due to the sudden lockdown. In this article, we’ll share the key…

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2019/20 Individual Tax Return Deadline

Your 2019/20 Income Tax Return – May Deadline Approaching

  Hey Everyone! ​We hope that you and your family are staying safe and well. Today, we wanted to share a reminder that all 2019/2020 Individual Tax Returns are due to be submitted & lodged by the 15th of May, 2021. If you are late lodging your tax return, the ATO can impose penalties and…

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Starting a Business - Types of Business Strcutures

Types of Business Structures in Australia

When starting a business, you will need to decide which type of business structure is best for your business. During this process, you should consider your personal circumstances and who will be the key operator of the business. Making the right decision from the onset is critical because the business structure you choose can impact:…

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What is the JobMaker Hiring Credit?

What is the JobMaker Hiring Credit?

On 6 October 2020 as part of the 2020–21 Budget, the Government announced the $74 billion JobMaker Plan. Of this amount, they have set aside $4 billion dollars for a JobMaker Hiring Credit and an additional $1.2 billion for the Boosting Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy to support new apprentices and trainees. They hope that these incentives will help to…

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lodge your tax

No, you don’t need to lodge your tax by Oct 31

Hey Everyone, Recently, we’ve been receiving a lot of calls from clients worried and stressed, thinking that they must lodge their tax by the end of this month; the 31st of October. We wanted to send out a notification to reassure you that this isn’t the case. The Oct 31st deadline is only for those…

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Federal Budget 2020_21 Updates

The 2020/21 Federal Budget & what it means for you

Happy Wednesday, Today we wanted to help explain the latest changes to the Government’s 2020/21 Federal Budget. There’s been a lot of confusion around the budget and yes, trying to get your head around all the changes yourself can be overwhelming. Although a bit dry, stay with us as we do our best to explain the…

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Jobekeeper 2.0 eligibility & payments

Jobkeeper 2.0 | An overview of eligibility & payments

Hey everyone, Today, we wanted to run you through a summary of the changes that will be rolling out for Jobkeeper 2.0. As you may be aware, the Government recently announced that the Jobkeeper Payment would be extended by a further six months to 28 March 2021. With the additional criteria, they hope to provide…

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COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions

COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions & Jobkeeper

In light of last weekend’s COVID-19 restrictions update, we wanted to let you know that our office will remain closed however our team will continue working remotely from home. The news poses challenges and disappointment for many businesses across Victoria, however we remain committed to helping and supporting you as best we can. Although we…

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Super Guarantee Amnesty (1)

What is the Super Guarantee Amnesty?

On 6 March 2020, the government introduced a Super Guarantee (SG) Amnesty. This amnesty was intended to give employers the opportunity to disclose and pay previously unpaid super guarantee charge (SGC), including nominal interest, they owe their employees, for quarter(s) starting from 1 July 1992 to 31 March 2018. Eligible disclosures will not incur the…

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Business Support Fund Extension for businesses impacted by covid 19

Applying for the Business Support Fund Extension & Jobkeeper Payments

As you would be aware, Victoria has now entered into Stage 4 lockdown for 6 weeks. To help support your businesses through this period, here are some key support measures to consider:   1) August & September JobKeeper Payments If you haven’t previously enrolled for JobKeeper payments, NOW is the time to reassess your eligibility. All enrolments to…

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