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Tax Planning and Superannuation

As we approach 30 June 2021, reviewing your superannuation funds and understanding the super contribution rules can provide valuable benefits when undertaking tax planning. Read more…

Tax Planning for Business

Whilst the pandemic has had a negative impact on the Australian economy generally, what we are seeing from many of our clients are quite strong results for the financial year.  Industries like transport and logistics and building and construction have generally fared quite well.  Many of our primary producer clients have had exceptional years.  

So tax planning this year will be as important as ever.

Thankfully there are a few quite positive actions that businesses can undertake to help manage the taxation outcomes.  I have categorised the measures into three broad categories – Savings, Investing or Timing measures. Read more…

Life was meant to be lived!

Life is meant to be lived! Our longest serving employee, Michele Nesich, is a shining example of just that! 

While many of you will have met Michele during her 40 years with us, we asked her to share a bit more about herself. 

Here's what she said

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Grants Update March 2021

A number of Grants and Programs are currently available for small and farm businesses and commercial landlords. Below is a summary of:

  • Small Business Fees & Charges Rebate (NSW)
  • Rural Finance - Farm Safety Rebate Scheme (Victoria)
  • COVID-19 VIC Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund Read more…

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…