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Tax losses

2019-20 was a difficult year for many businesses and you may have made a tax loss. A tax loss is when the total deductions you can claim, excluding gifts, donations and personal super contributions, are greater than your total income for an income year. If your business...

It’s tax time again!

You have to lodge your income tax return for the 2019-20 tax year by 31 October 2020 – unless you use a registered tax agent (your tax agent will be allowed to lodge your return at a later date, even as late as May next...

JobKeeper Extension: All changes you need to know

The Government has announced changes to JobKeeper Payment including an extension through to 28 March 2021. These changes do not impact JobKeeper payments until after 28 September 2020. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the coronavirus.  The...

5 things to know for your 2020 tax return

This year has been difficult for many due to COVID-19; and there are some significant changes this tax time as a result. So here is a list of 5 important things you need to know for your 2020 tax return to prepare and consider before...

Work from home tax deductions during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, your working arrangements may have changed. If you have been working from home, you may have expenses you can claim a tax deduction. Tracking these expenses can be challenging, so from 1 March to 30 June 2020, the ATO has introduced a temporary...

Planning your budget

A budget allows you to plan for how you’ll spend and/or save your money each period and also keep track of your spending patterns. Though making a budget may not sound like the most exciting activity, it’s important for keeping your finances in order and...

5 financial lessons we should learn from COVID-19

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Aurora Pham The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impacts on everyone’s lives. We are seeing an extended period of economic and social uncertainty, and disruption lies ahead. Despite the Government’s economic support package, many Australians are losing their jobs...

Save Tax – Opportunities with Superannuation for 2020

When you retire, your superannuation is likely to become an important source of your income. That’s why it’s a good idea to top it up while you are working. But did you know, there are also some excellent tax benefits you can take advantage of right...

Child Care and Early Childhood Education Relief Package

On 2 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. From Monday 6 April 2020 weekly payments will be made directly to early childhood education and care services in lieu of the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care...

Updated: The Government’s second economic stimulus package

On 22 March the Government announced a second set of economic responses which, combined with the previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates. The package provides timely support to workers, households and businesses through a difficult time in the light of the broader...