The importance of estate planning, the roles of the executor and items the beneficiary must consider if they are to receive an entitlement from an estate. What is Estate Planning? Long story short, Estate Planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage an individual’s wealth and asset base in the event of their
With all of the current uncertainty those of you wanting to lend or refinance the process is currently taking much longer than usual. Some of the lending institutions being Banks or private lenders previously used offshore staff however offshore staffing levels have been reduced which in turn means lengthier application times. When interest rates were
Recent changes to superannuation legislation now makes it easier for people over the age of 65 to make contributions to superannuation. From 1st July 2020, you no longer need to meet the work test or work test exemption criteria if you are 65 or 66 years old in order to contribute money into superannuation. This means that members
New data from the FSC, exploring the gender differences for claims, shows that the top cause of death claims is cancer for both men and women, but at a far higher percentage for women, and that for TPD claims, mental health disorders tops the list for both men and women at 24 percent and 27
What is JobTrainer? JobTrainer is the latest employment support initiative in the ‘Job’ series after JobSeeker, JobKeeper and JobMaker were announced earlier this year to deal with economic impact of coronavirus. The Australian Government has announced it will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them
ROUND TWO WILL OPEN ON 1ST JULY 2020 Small business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program This funding round may only be open for a short period due to demand and will close when the funding allocation is anticipated to be exhausted. Successful applicants from round 1 of this program cannot apply for funding under round 2.
Concessional Contributions Cap The concessional contributions cap for the 2020 financial year is $25,000. Concessional contributions can include the following:
The Government grant has been developed to support small businesses which were impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown restrictions. Directly aimed at small and micro businesses to assist with, the preparation of safe resumption of trading, assist with accessing digital technologies to rebuild business operations.
COVID-19, Government Stimulus and JobKeeper Payments The Australia Taxation Office opened the registration for Businesses to enrol for JobKeeper payments yesterday. To be eligible for this first payment registrations must be lodged with the ATO by the 26th April 2020. Whilst you may have already registered interest, you still need to enrol.
The Queensland Government is offering the following land tax relief to eligible landholders: a land tax rebate reducing land tax liabilities by 25% for eligible properties for the 2019-20 assessment year a waiver of the 2% land tax foreign surcharge for foreign entities for the 2019-20 assessment year a 3-month deferral of land tax liabilities for the 2020-21 assessment year.
COVID-19 has changed the way we perform so many activities. Poole Group is here and is working to ensure we are supporting all of our clients. The Government has released various Stimulus Packages to obtain details of these Government packages, please click on the link below https://poolegroup.com.au/poole-group-la…nment-stimulus/
Poole Group is here to support you, your family and your business, guiding you through the details of the stimulus packages. If you have not yet been in contact with us to discuss the various Government Stimulus Packages available please click on one of the following and it will take you directly to our website to obtain
New 80c/hr to cover ALL costs (for hours work between 1/03/2020 to 30/06/2020) To make it easier for people to claim deductions for working from home, the ATO has announced a new shortcut method which will allow taxpayers to claim a rate of 80 cents per hour for all their running expenses, rather than needing to calculate
Self-Employed Support – JobKeeper Payment Over the weekend the has Government provided clarification on the eligibility of the JobKeeper payment for business owners themselves. A significant number of business owners aren’t paid a salary or wage. They receive income as a partner or by way of a trust distribution or dividends.
Provided by the National Tax and Accountants Association April 2020 The Federal Government has announced a relief package for the child care and early childhood education sector (‘child care sector’).
The JobKeeper payment scheme announced by the Federal Government has been designed to assist employers (inc self-employed) affected by the Coronavirus pandemic to continue to pay their workers. The legislation governing this program is currently being finalised and will come before Federal parliament in the week of 6 April 2020. Employers registered for the JobKeeper scheme
With Covid19 so many of us are working from home. Did you know that you can claim a tax deduction? That’s right. Employees who work from home can claim the work-related proportion of their running expenses. These expenses are the cost of using equipment and utilities at your home for work. If you are an employee please,
Yesterday, 30th March 2020, the government has made the announcement about this new Job keeper payment. Please find attached information put out by the Australian Government. We don’t have any further information with the details as the legislation is still to go through parliament. If you feel you may be entitled to it, below is
The ATO have confirmed that SMSFs can provide ‘a temporary rent reduction’ to tenants, including a tenant: who is a related party or related trust where a member, relative or a member or related party/trust has an underlying economic interest in the tenant. Although this would normally trigger a range of SIS Act compliance breaches,
Queensland Covid19 Job Support Loan UPDATED As previously advised the Qld government have released a $250,000 loan to eligible businesses to retain employees and maintain their operations. To apply go to: http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/covid-19-business-support/queensland-covid19-jobs-support-scheme
Centrelink/Services Australia If you already receive Centrelink, DO nothing, don’t call or go to the Centrelink offices. The phone lines and offices are experiencing high numbers. Both of the recently announced payments of $750 x 2 payments for concession holders and an extra $550 coronavirus payments will be automatically applied to you if you are
Poole Group is here to support you! Whilst we are continuing to operate as usual, we only have skeleton staff working at our office. The majority of our team is now connecting securely to our server from their home. This ensures minimal disruption to providing you with our standard quality services.
On Sunday 22nd March 2020, the Commonwealth Government released the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and provide support to businesses and individuals.
On Wednesday 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) upgraded the status of the COVID-19 outbreak from epidemic to pandemic. We are here to assist any clients who are being directly or indirectly affected by this Pandemic, please contact our office for assistance to speak with your adviser regarding current Government Stimulus package, business
Australian Government Fiscal stimulus Yesterday the Government’s announced fiscal measures in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19). The measures are aimed at providing a boost to households and businesses. The current COVID-19 pandemic is unchartered territory and presents challenges only human health but also to businesses and the economy. Economic response summary · Increase in
From 3 February 2020, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will now be sending an SMS and/or email alert to SMSF trustees when changes are made to SMSF details. The SMS text messages will be issued to alert trustees of SMSF when any changes have been made to the fund. These changes include; financial account
Sunshine Coast has 9 advisers per 10,000 population, a lower concentration of advisers than the average of 10 in Australia. Sunshine Coast has a population growth rate of 12% in the last 5 years compared to 8% for Australia. Its median age of 43 is higher than the national average of 37. The affluent over
From 18 March 2020, the price of Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans is increasing by $2 a month in Australia. Xero wants to change the game for small businesses and that’s why they’re constantly evolving Xero for you. As part of Xero’s price change, they have announced the inclusion of Hubdoc.
Cancer Claims Data – Life Companies pay $1.55 billion+ in June 2019 The Financial Services Council has released new life insurance claims data highlighting Australia’s 10 most claimed cancers, as World Cancer Day is acknowledged around the globe. To find out more click on the link below; Cancer Claims Data If you have any questions
YEAR END TAX PLANNING, IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY. Can you believe it’s February 2020 already? We thought we would get in early and mention some tips on tax planning that you may want to think about over the coming months. Tax planning for the end of the Financial Year should not be left too late.