COVID-19: SME Loan Scheme Continued

Key Points: The Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme has been extended to 30 June 2021The Treasurer has announced a post-September tailoring...

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Treasury Introduces Permanent Identifiers for Directors

Key Points: Treasury law amendments have passed to introduce a new Director Identification Number (DIN) regimeDIN will be similar to...

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1.75% Increase to Minimum Wages

Key Points: Fair Work has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wagesIncreases to awards will start on 3 different dates...

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Records to Keep for Tax Time

Key Points: You may be asked to provide supporting documentation to verify the claims and deductions in your tax returnPlan...

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6 Month Extension for the $150k Instant Asset Write-Off

Key Points: $150,000 instant asset write-off extended until the end of 2020Designed to support businesses in sticking with investment plansWithout...

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Return to Work Post COVID-19

Key Points: Our ability to remain virus-free is not possible at this point in timePerform a good quality business procedures...

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Alternative Tests for the Coronavirus Economic Response Package

Key Points: Alternative Tests has passed to support businesses with the potential to be adversely affected by the economic effects...

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Tax Planning – What is your tax strategy?

Key Points: Tax Planning is best performed in the lead up to June 30Reflect on how the business is performing...

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JobKeeper Payment Scheme – Enrollment and Payment Extensions Explained

Key Points: Employers who wish to enroll for the first two JobKeeper fortnights, have an extension to 31 May (from...

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Big 4 Banks Hotline for JobKeeper Finance

Key Points: Employers can seek assistance from the banks for financial support to make the payments to employees prior to...

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Mark Semmens

Mark is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in accounting and taxation. Mark is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Tax Practitioners Board and the National Tax and Accountants Association.

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Daniela Semmens

Daniela Semmens is a Co-Director of Semmens & Co. and joined the company as General Manager in 2017. Daniela is an Affiliate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and also a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

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