Federal budget 2020: Superannuation

Superannuation accounts ‘stapled’ to an individual Date of effect From 1 July 2021 This reform will ensure individuals continue to use their existing superannuation fund when they change jobs. The fund will be “stapled” to the individual to prevent the duplication of...

Federal budget 2020: For individuals & families

Personal income tax cuts Date of effect 1 July 2020 As widely predicted, the Government has brought forward stage 2 of its planned income tax cuts by two years. Originally intended to apply from 1 July 2022, the tax cuts will come into effect from 1 July 2020 (subject...

Federal budget 2020: The road to recovery?

The 2020-21 Federal Budget is a road to recovery paved with cash. Key initiatives include: Personal income tax cuts from 1 July 2020 A $4 billion ‘JobMaker’ Hiring Credit to encourage businesses to take on additional employees aged 16 to 35 years old $110 billion in...

JobKeeper: The next steps

The first tranche of JobKeeper ended on 27 September 2020. I look at the issues for those seeking to qualify for the second tranche of JobKeeper and for those no longer eligible. Wrapping up JobKeeper If your business is no longer eligible for JobKeeper payments,...

Preventing a tsunami of insolvencies

The Government has stepped in to prevent a wave of insolvencies when the COVID-19 support measures run their course in December 2020. Temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections are in place until 31 December 2020 to enable businesses to trade through the...