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Understanding Fringe Benefits Tax

If your business has employees (including the directors of the company or trustee company) then you should consider whether any fringe benefits have been provided to them. Read more…

In a business world where the definition of 'normal' is in constant flux, the need for accuracy & timeliness in financial information has never been more important. A well-resourced and skilled finance team is crucial to ensuring the key decision makers of your organisation are armed with the strategic information they need to navigate through the uncertainty of the modern business environment. Read more…

It may surprise you that the common denominator between these three things is Trent Sayers; a senior accountant in our Audit and Assurance team. 

We have said previously that we think we break that mould here at Johnsons MME and that there's a lot more to Accountant's than numbers, (refer to our blog on The Many Faces of Danny Salmon). 

Another example of an accountant breaking the mould is Trent Sayers. We recently asked Trent to share an insight into his life. Here's what he told us:  Read more…

JobKeeper 2.0 Extension Update

JobKeeper 2.0 extension period will run from 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021. Read more…

JobMaker Overview

You may have seen recent information about a new scheme available to businesses called the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.  This scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16-35 years and provides the employer with $200 a week for each additional eligible employee aged 16-29 years, or $100 a week for each additional eligible employee aged 30-35 years.   Read more…

2021 State Budgets – NSW & Victoria

The State Governments 2021 budgets have been revealed and some of the notable changes are listed below. Read more…

A year in review 2020

2020 - A year of the unpredictable

I am pretty sure that 12 months ago if we all had to write down what was likely to happen during the 2020 year not many of us would have been able to predict what has happened.  Devastating fires in the early part of the year followed by the global pandemic causing the closure of international and state borders followed up by economic recession!  Read more…

Christmas and Taxation

As the festive season approaches in this unusual year, employers may be starting to think about festive celebrations with staff and colleagues to celebrate the year that was.  This year, not only will you have taxation considerations but also more importantly you will be navigating the Covid-19 restrictions that apply in your state.

If you are able to hold a Christmas function within the Covid-19 rules then you should also be mindful of any potential taxation implications.  Read more…

2020 Budget Update

The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down his 2021 Budget with a forecast cash deficit of $214 billion with Net Debt forecast to peak at $900 billion in June 2024. 

Significant numbers indeed.
  

However, we wanted to focus on some of the significant business taxation announcements made in the budget that would likely affect our business clients. Read more…

JobKeeper Extension 1 & 2 Alternative Tests

On Tuesday 22 September 2020 the legislation for the JobKeeper Extension 1 & 2 alternative tests was finalised. There is a total of seven alternative test categories for different circumstances. Read more…