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Allocation of professional firm profits - the compliance approach

Following several years of deliberation, the ATO has finally released draft Practical Compliance Guideline - PCG 2021/D2 that sets out the ATO's proposed compliance approach to the allocation of profits by professional firms. The guideline explains how the ATO intends to apply compliance resources when considering the allocation of professional firm profits or income in the assessable income of the individual professional practitioner (‘IPP’). It also assists the IPP to self-assess against the risk assessment factors set out.

2021 Queensland State Budget at a glance

Queensland Treasurer, Cameron Dick, delivered the state's 2020-21 budget yesterday, on the same day the borders opened to New South Wales and Victorian travellers.  Similar to budgets released by other states, the focus is on creating jobs, while also focussing on “rebounding from COVID-19 impacts” and celebrating the success of Queensland in response to the pandemic.  

Transfer duty exemption for Queensland small business restructures

Small business owners in Queensland who restructure their business on or after 7 September 2020 may be eligible for full or partial duty exemption on the transfer.

JobKeeper 2.0 Revision

Following the Federal Government’s announcement regarding changes to the proposed JobKeeper 2.0 Rules, due to take effect from 28 September 2020, Treasury issued an updated factsheet this morning. Changes made to the original version of JobKeeper 2.0 are outlined below.

Tax planning into the 2021 financial year

The end of the 2020 financial year is here and for many of us, it may be a year best forgotten.  How do you make sure you and your business start 2021 in the best possible way?  Planning!

Budgeting and cash flow management in uncertain times

With a new financial year upon us, we are hopeful that the world, and our economy will start to thrive again. The impact of COVID-19 may have taken its toll on your business through the end of the 2020 financial year, and rather than focus solely on the loss we are optimistic that you will start to see new opportunities, new ways of doing business and new ideas emerging.

Government’s First Stimulus Package Announced

Earlier today the government announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package in an attempt to deal with the impact of coronavirus on the Australian economy. Please note the below measures are subject to the relevant legislation passing through parliament. At this stage, parliament is not scheduled to resume untll 23 March.