80¢ per hour work-from-home deduction method extended

  Taxpayers continuing to work from home in the new year will be allowed to continue using the simplified working-from-home deduction method following a third extension by the ATO.             The 80¢ per hour shortcut method, introduce...
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Key dates for the second JobKeeper extension period

  The JobKeeper program moves into its final phase from Monday, with payment rates set to be reduced.           From 4 January, the wage subsidy payments will fall to $1,000 per fortnight for those on the tier 1 rate and $650 per fortni...
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Brazen ATO scam costs Sydney woman $22k

  Brazen scams continue.  Police have issued a warning after a Sydney woman fell prey to an elaborate ATO scam that cost her $22,000.               NSW Police have commenced an investigation after a 42-year-old woman received a phone ca...
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Videos and other resources for our clients

Making our website into a valuable resource for our clients is very important to us.  There are more tools and resources available when compared to almost anywhere else and this month we highlight our educational videos.  We hope you enjoy these ...
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Approaching the dawn

  COVID-19 has completely, and mercilessly, dictated the direction of economies and financial markets through most of this year. So, as we rapidly approach the end of an extremely unpredictable and volatile year, what's in store for 2021? ...
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Toyota returns $18m in JobKeeper payments

  The Japanese car manufacturer has confirmed it has approached the ATO to return more than $18 million in JobKeeper payments after a spike in sales towards the end of last year.           Toyota Australia president and CEO Matthew Ca...
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Vaccination rates as they happen around the world

  A new resource is now available that shows the rates per country of COVID-19 vaccinations.  We all suffered in many ways as COVID number increased, now, as expected, let's watch them start to drop.               ...
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2020 is coming to an end. Phew!!

  Some fireworks and a great Advent Calendar to help you celebrate.  On behalf of all our staff we wish our clients and their families a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a great holiday period.             Our annual Advent Calenda...
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How Australians are taking advantage of income tax cuts

  New research has offered insight into how Australians intend to save the gains generated from income tax cuts rolled out in this year’s federal budget.           Colonial First State (CFS) has surveyed 2,000 Australians to determine t...
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