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Coronavirus response – How we can help

The Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic has turned the world up side down and its consequences continue to spread across all aspects or our personal and business lives. In light of the recent developments around the Coronavirus and the uncertainty we are all facing day to...

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...

JobKeeper vs JobSeeker

The Federal Government recently announced the JobKeeper Payment scheme, which is designed to assist employers (and self-employed individuals) affected by the Coronavirus pandemic to continue to pay their workers. The JobKeeper scheme has been well received and welcomed by all sectors of the economy. In fact, many...

Employer’s cash flow boosts explained – How does it work?

To assist employers during the Coronavirus crisis, the Federal Government has implemented a plan to boost employer’s cash flow. The cash flow benefit will be delivered through the tax system with credits to accounts being provided either: • Monthly: around the end of each of these months...

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...

The Australian Government’s economic response to coronavirus

The Coronavirus outbreak not only affects people’s health and the health systems, it is also having significant economic implications. The Australian economy is already feeling the effects of the global Coronavirus outbreak. Tourist and student arrivals have been significantly lower than they were in late 2019,...

SMS scam – tax refund notification

The ATO has alerted taxpayers to another scam where messages are texted to people asking them to click on a link and provide personal identifying information to receive a refund. To make the messages seem more legitimate, scammers are using technology that causes them to...

Have you prepared for changes in income protection?

With effect from March 31 2020, APRA expects insurance companies to discontinue issuing any new contract where insurance benefits are not based on income at time of claim, including Agreed Value income protection policies....

How the ATO is Tackling the Black Economy

The black economy involves dishonest and criminal activities that happen outside the tax system. It encompasses many elements, from the under-reporting of income and non-payment of superannuation through to serious criminal activities such as money laundering, illicit tobacco and the illegal drug trade. By avoiding their tax...