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Improvements to be made to full expensing measure   The government will expand eligibility for the temporary ‘full expensing measure’, which temporarily allows certain businesses to deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable assets in the year they are first used or installed. Editor: The government initially announced in the 2020/21 Budget that businesses with…
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      The NSW Govt. has announced a $1 billion Working for NSW Fund to support businesses, generate cashflow and retain employees within government and non-government businesses. The budget also includes $6 billion towards waiving and deferring taxes, fees and levies, including payroll tax and licencing and registration fees to support businesses. As part…
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Tax cuts pass Parliament The Government announced various tax measures in the 2020 Budget on 6 October 2020, and it was able to secure passage of legislation containing some of the important measures very shortly afterwards, as summarised below.   Tax relief for individuals The Government brought forward ‘Stage two’ of their Personal Income Tax…
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1. Personal income tax changes 1.1 Changes to personal income tax rates The Government has announced that it will bring forward changes to the personal income tax rates that were due to apply from 1 July 2022, so that these changes now apply from 1 July 2020 (i.e., from the 2021 income year). These changes…
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On 21 July 2020, the Government announced that the JobKeeper Payment (‘JKP’) would be extended until 28 March 2021 (i.e., for a further six months beyond its original end date of 27 September 2020). As a result, JKPs would now be made over two separate extension periods, being: Extension period 1 – which covers the…
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A new round of applications for the NSW government’s Small Business Recovery Grants are now open to help businesses safely relaunch their operations. The grant is designed to help fund businesses’ marketing and advertising expenses as well as any interior changes and staff training to ensure a Covid-19 preventative work environment. Roughly $260,000 worth of…
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The Federal Government has announced a $25,000 HomeBuilder tax-free stimulus grant. The stimulus is targeted at home owners to build new houses or renovate their existing ones. The grant is available where a contract is signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. The Federal Government hopes this new HomeBuilder scheme will encourage home…
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Applications are drawing to a close for the Service NSW Covid-19 support grant of $10,000 for small business’s highly impacted from COVID-19 pandemic following the NSW Public Health Order on 30 March 2020. The grant is part of the NSW Government Small Business Support Fund. Applications are open until 11.59 pm Tuesday 30 June 2020. Eligibility…
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Amazon is growing at an exponential rate and has been expanding worldwide. There is no denying the opportunities of the US Amazon market reaching millions of American shoppers every day. The good news is selling on Amazon US is not just limited to US residents. The Benefit of Selling on Amazon US The major benefit…
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The Australian Taxation Office (‘ATO’) has announced a temporary simplified short cut method to make it easier for individual taxpayers to claim deductions for additional running expenses incurred (e.g., additional heating, cooling and lighting costs), as a result of working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Refer to the ATO’s Media Release of 7…
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