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Super Guarantee to Increase to 10%

The minimum percentage employers are required to pay is set to increase over time, with the next increase to 10% due on 1st July 2021. This should be considered in part, a wage increase. What This Means for Small Business The proportion of wages that employers must contribute to their workers’ superannuation is legislated to […]

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Super and Employee Flexibility

Changes for Employee Superannuation Options From the 1st of January 2021 the law relating to employees and their choice of superannuation fund has changed. New workplace determinations and enterprise agreements made on or after this date must now offer employees the right to choose the super fund to which you pay their compulsory super contributions. […]

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SME Recovery Loan Scheme

The New SME Recovery Loan Scheme will Begin as of 1st April 2021 through to 31st December 2021. With the first federal government’s SME Loan Guarantee Scheme helping over 35,000 expanding the scheme aims to support more businesses affected by the pandemic and boost the economy. The government will now accept a higher responsibility of […]

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The end of stimulus support

Subject to any further announcement from the Government, various economic stimulus support measures will be reaching (or have already reached) their conclusion, some having been extended beyond their original end dates. The key measures are discussed in chronological order below, Figures quoted are sourced from various media releases issued by the Treasurer. Coronavirus supplement — […]

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New support package announced for businesses affected by 5-day circuit-breaker

A $143 million support package has been announced to help small businesses and sole traders affected by the recent 5-day circuit-breaker restrictions. The Circuit Breaker Support Package will offer: $2000 grants for eligible employing and non-employing businesses in the hospitality, food wholesaling, tourism, events and selected retail industries a $3000 one-off grant paid automatically to […]

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ATO Lodgement Dates

These dates are from the ATO website and do not account for possible extensions. You remain responsible for ensuring that the necessary information is with us in time. See ATO Due dates by month to check monthly lodgment and payment dates. BAS/IAS Monthly LodgementsFinal dates for lodgements and payments: December Activity Statement21 January 2021 January […]

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JobMaker Explained

The ATO has issued a comprehensive set of guides and factsheets to fully explain the JobMaker Scheme. Employers can claim JobMaker Hiring Credit payments to help with the cost of hiring additional employees. For more information ATO JobMaker User Guide […]

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Congratulations to Damien Butler

Damien Butler, Principal of Butler CA was nominated and accepted for a fellowship with the Chartered accountants Australia & New Zealand on December 15, 2020. Damien’s fellowship will be celebrated at a FCA and Life member presentation ceremony, taking place at the Chartered accountants ANZ office on 10 March 2021. Fellowships recognise exceptional members who […]

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