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  • 4th Jun 2020 Business

    Cybersecurity when working from home

    If your business doesn’t have the right cybersecurity precautions in place, then working from home can put your assets at serious risk. COVID-19 is forcing many businesses to have employees work from...
  • 4th Jun 2020 Business

    Do you need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report?

    Businesses providing services for contractor payments in the past year need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) by 28 August 2020. A TPAR is a building and construction industry-specific...
  • 19th May 2020 Business

    State Government COVID-19 assistance via Business Support Fund

    The Victorian Government announced in March a $500 million Business Support Fund to support businesses that have been significantly affected by the shutdown restriction announced by the Victorian...
  • 8th May 2020 Not-For-Profits

    JobKeeper for Independent Schools

    The Federal Government’s JobKeeper Scheme is expected to be a $320 billion dollar boost for the economy. It is available to businesses which have experienced a drop in turnover due to the COVID-19...
  • 28th Apr 2020 Not-For-Profits

    Big effort for all as we raised funds for Summer Foundation

    Over the Christmas period Saward Dawson supported 'Summer Foundation'. The Summer Foundation exists to resolve the issue of young people living in Residential Aged Care. Today in Australia more than...
  • 17th Apr 2020 Business

    Overview of the reporting of JobKeeper Payments via Single Touch Payroll

    Background: Employers claiming the JobKeeper Payment (JKP) will need to consider how this is reported to the ATO. There are 3 options to notify the ATO and the focus of this article will be to...
  • 15th Apr 2020 Business

    JobKeeper Payment

    The Government has introduced a wage subsidy program called the JobKeeper Payment to provide temporary relief for businesses who have been significantly affected by the economic impacts of Covid-19...
  • 31st Mar 2020 Business

    JobKeepers Payment Subsidy

    */ Yesterday the Government announced a $130 billion wage subsidy package, called the JobKeeper Payment. This is the biggest Federal Government response to the COVID-19 outbreak to date, which is...
  • 24th Mar 2020 Not-For-Profits

    Charity and DGR reviews - is your PBI status at risk?

    The ACNC has announced they it will begin reviewing charities to check their entitlement to charity registration and for deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. The reviews will commence in July 2020...
  • 23rd Mar 2020 Economy

    Government stimulus packages for the impact of Covid-19

    */ We are living through an extraordinary period. Never before have we seen such intervention to deal with a health threat. Every member of society is impacted as result of Covid-19 and the financial...
  • 6th Mar 2020 Business

    Superannuation Amnesty Legislation Update

    The bill to allow an amnesty on late or unpaid superannuation contributions has now received royal assent as of 6 March 2020. This will allow employers to voluntarily disclose to the ATO late or...
  • 17th Feb 2020 Individuals

    Small Scale Property Subdivision

    If you own a sizable block you may be considering subdiving the block to generate some cash. This could be by selling off the backyard, or restructuring the property to fit multiple buildings to be...
  • 14th Feb 2020 Individuals

    Deceased Estate

    Managing the administration of a deceased estate during a time of grieving can be overwhelming. As the executor of the estate you may be wondering where to begin. The executor is responsible for...
  • 23rd Jan 2020 Business

    Superannuation on annual leave loading

    One issue that is creating discussion for many schools is the requirement for employers to pay superannuation guarantee contributions on annual leave loading amounts. The ATO recently reiterated...
  • 23rd Jan 2020 Business

    New Whistle Blower Policy requirements

    */ The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent in March 2019, aims to encourage appropriate whistleblowing, improve the protections for...
  • 22nd Jan 2020 Not-For-Profits

    'In Australia' Requirements for DGRs and Tax Exempt Entities

    The Australian Taxation Office has now released the final version of its ruling on the ‘in Australia’ tests for DGRs and tax exempt entities. There is a different test for DGRs than for tax exempt...
  • 22nd Jan 2020 Not-For-Profits

    Gifts and Honorariums

    The ACNC has issued some guidance for charities who provide gifts or honorariums to individuals. The ACNC is concerned that charities may not be complying with the ACNC governance standards in...
  • 22nd Jan 2020 Not-For-Profits

    Men and Women Sheds

    In the last budget, the Federal Government announced it would create a new deductible gift recipient (DGR) category for men and women sheds. There are currently about 1,000 sheds around Australia...
  • 12th Dec 2019 Individuals

    Capital Gains Tax - Main Residence exemption lost for Foreign Residents

    New legislation has just been passed by the Government that affects tax on your home if you live at the time of the sale overseas. If you sell your Australian main residence when you are foreign...
  • 11th Dec 2019 Individuals

    Returning to work after accessing your super

    Retirement isn’t necessarily a permanent thing as even the best-laid plans can collapse when circumstances change. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found the most common reasons retirees...


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