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By Michael Walsh The Federal Government has extended the JobKeeper Scheme for eligible businesses and self-employed workers for a further six months to March 2021 (previously due to expire 27 September, 2020). Businesses will need to reassess their eligibility for the JobKeeper 2.0 Scheme, and those eligible will receive a reduced rate of payments for their employees based
By Peter Hodgson of Walsh’s Financial Planning The 2019/20 financial year began with strong momentum across most financial markets. However, as the year progressed, unemployment drifted higher and, coupled with benign inflationary pressures, many countries began to lower interest rates further in response. As the financial year headed towards March, COVID-19 rapidly spread across the
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs Practice If you operate a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF), you should be aware that there are compliance obligations you must meet and that non-compliant funds may be subject to ATO sanctions or penalties. An SMSF trustee who does not meet compliance requirements might be forced to undertake an education
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs Practice If you’re an employer who has failed to make Superannuation Guarantee (SG) payments to your workers, you have until September 7 to apply for an amnesty. The amnesty is a one-off opportunity for employers to correct any payment mistakes and we are urging them to take advantage of
By Michael Walsh, CEO Walshs The Federal Treasurer has announced a significant deficit of $85.8 billion for 2019-2020 and an estimated $184.5 billion deficit for 2020-2021, so Australians (especially businesses) are facing some challenging headwinds over the next few years. We are here to assist with cashflow forecasting and budgeting, applying for loans and grants, managing tax
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs The Federal Government has unveiled plans to extend its JobKeeper Payment by six months. The payment was originally due to expire on 27 September, 2020, but the Government has announced it will be extended by a further six months to March 2021, for eligible businesses and self-employed (called business
By Peter Hodgson, Financial Advisor at Walshs The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder program is great news for Australia’s building industry, as well as people wanting to improve their homes. But it comes with strict criteria. Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the program, which will give eligible Australians $25,000 to build or substantially renovate their homes,
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs As the end of the financial year approaches, effective planning and preparation is critical for all taxpayers and with June 30 drawing near, it is a perfect time to plan and review your records in order to maximise your tax deductions. Here are some of my top tips for
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs As the world struggles with many changes brought about by COVID-19, there are a number of measures business owners should be considering as they plan their 2019-2020 tax requirements. Income deferral and expense acceleration  If you think your income for the next financial year may be lower than your
Walshs Partner, Hugh Walsh, recently spoke with two experts from law firm Hillhouse Legal Partners – Managing Director Zac Herps and Director Robert Lamb – to answer some of the questions many of our clients have during the challenging times we are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Zac and Robert have a strong history
By Michael Walsh, CEO of Walshs For clients whose Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is in pension mode, it is important to remember that at least the minimum annual pension amount must be withdrawn from the Fund and paid to the members before 30 June, 2020. It is preferable for the pension withdrawals to be made in