Fears of Div 7A danger from COVID-relaxed loan repayments unfounded

The ATO has clarified its position regarding loans, and the repayments of loans that may have been put on hold for the period that COVID-19 has a grip on the economy and our lives. An important sidebar to the ATO’s announcement is the implications regarding Division...

JobKeeper rules, conditions and payment rates have changed

Legislation has been put in place to extend the JobKeeper scheme beyond its original sunset date, although the rates of payment and certain other details have been altered. The scheme is now to run until March next year, with one version lasting until 3 January and...

The realities of insuring against cyber crime

Think your business is too small or that your data and information isn’t important enough to be targeted by hackers? Think again. Much of our communication, be it personal or businesses-related, has increasingly moved online in the last two decades, and continues to...

Planning tool to help businesses reopen

The government’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) has released an online planning tool to help businesses develop a plan to keep their workers, customers and the community safe as they reopen or increase their activities in the weeks and months ahead....

COVID-19 and residential rental property claims

Many residential rental property owners have had their rental income affected by COVID-19. As a result of this income year not being business as usual, the ATO has provided answers to some typical scenarios that may crop up in this area for tax time.   Q: If...