Category: Trades & Construction

COVID-19 NSW business grant

Applications open on 19 July 2021
close on 13 September 2021 – plenty of time to apply

The decline in turnover over a minimum 2-week period from 26 June 2021 to 26 July 2021 compared to the same period in 2019;

You can only claim once per ABN – Your turnover may fall more severely this week (the last of the test period) and your tier may increase.

The grant needs to be spent on costs incurred between 1 June 2021 to 18 July 2021.

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Streamline Management Super increases to 10% of wages

Employee Super has increased to 10%

Don’t forget superannuation paid on behalf of all employees (including owners/directors) has increased to 10% for wages paid (bank transfer) on or after 1st July 2021 (based on payment date not period worked).
Annual concessional super contribution caps have increased to $27,500 for the 2021/22 financial year.

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Streamline Management Croc Day

Croc Day

What a croc!
Did you hear the one about all purchases from Bunnings being tax deductible? Not to mention Officeworks.
Only licenced agents are allowed to give tax advice – assume free advice is a croc of s#@t and designed to sell you something.
Next time you get free tax advice from anyone other than your expert – say what a croc and run away in your safety footwear.

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Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements – extended

The 2021 bugdet has been handed down – but has not yet been enacted into law.

The government has announced:
The demand-driven program is expected to support more than 170,000 new apprentices and trainees by paying businesses a 50 per cent wage subsidy over 12 months for newly commencing apprentices or trainees signed up by 31 March 2022. The subsidy will be capped at $7,000 per quarter per apprentice or trainee.

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Cubicle Day

When we hear cubicle – this is what we all think of, right?
Doing business in a little box – its not for everyone.
If you’ve decided the cubicle is not where you want to spend your working day – it might be time to investigate cloud apps so you can work anywhere.

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Book Night

So you’ve just spent the day out on site and now you’re faced with the doing books.
Woo! Said no-one, ever.
If you’d rather spend book night reading Goldilocks, again – get in touch.

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NSW Government Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

If you are a sole trader or the owner of a small business in NSW, you may be eligible for the Small Business Fees And Charges Rebate of up to $1500. * terms & conditions apply
The full list of eligible fees and charges (500+) is now available.
You may be eligible to claim back your company vehicle registration!
Online applications open now. 

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Administrative Professionals Week

Hats off to the admin professionals of the world!

Is the thought of admin giving you chills?
Were you surprised when you discovered just how much is involved in running a business? (if you are not surprised – you haven’t discovered all of your responsibilities yet).
Bookkeeping is not just admin, it is no longer all about data entry and document storage – there are apps for that (followed by a shredder).

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Changes to casual employment

On Friday 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) was amended to change workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. The changes were made by the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Amendment Act).

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March BAS time

It’s time to start preparing your March BAS.
Time to tuck some funds aside and make sure everything is reconciled.
The BAS due date is 25th May (using our agent extension).

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