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Arabon Accountants tax changes 1 July 2021

Tax changes and updates from 1 July 2021

The new financial year has arrived and so has several updates to the tax system and new policies impacting superannuation, healthcare, wages and tax rates.  Here’s what you need to know post 1 July 2021. Superannuation payments to increase Working Australians will receive a 0.5% boost to their superannuation fund.  Legislation requires superannuation contributions to …

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Arabon Accountants Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Review 2021

Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Review 2021

The Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Review 2021 has revealed a 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage starting 1 July 2021.  The decision was based on a foundation that the country’s economic performance has ‘exceeded expectations’ and that recovery was well underway. The minimum wage will increase from $19.84 to $20.33 or $772.60 per week …

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Trust Distribution Minutes and Dividend Statements: what you need to know before June 30

It’s almost 30 June.  Have you done your trust distribution minute and/or intend to pay your beneficiaries a dividend?  If you have a discretionary trust, then 30 June is an important date for you. The purpose of a trust is to separate the legal and beneficial ownership of assets. The legal ownership of the asset …

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Arabon Accountants STP updates June 2021

Changes to STP and concessions ending 30 June 2021

Currently, small employers (19 or less) are exempt from reporting ‘closely held payees’ through Single Touch Payroll (STP).  Micro employers (4 or less) have also had the option of quarterly STP reporting.  Changes to these STP concessions will end on 30 June 2021. Small employers have had some concessions when it comes to reporting their …

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Arabon Accountants Director ID Number

What you need to know about the new Lifetime Director ID Number

Following a review of Australia’s business registers, Directors will be required to register for a new lifetime director ID number, much like a tax file number. The introduction of the new lifetime Director Identification Number (DIN) regime is part of the Government’s Modernisation of Business Registers (MBR) Program creating greater transparency and monitoring of the …

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Arabon Accountants Federal Budget 2021/22

Federal Budget 2021/22: What are the wins for SMEs?

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered a free spending budget designed to drive employment growth, while also allocating increased funding to social programs such as disability services, aged care and mental health, as well as women’s economic security. Included also is the extension of support to taxpayers through the retention of the low and middle-income tax …

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Arabon Accountants Best Interests Duty

What is the Best Interests Duty for mortgage brokers?

The best interests duty for mortgage brokers is a statutory obligation for mortgage brokers to act in the best interests of consumers (best interests duty), and to prioritise consumers’ interest when providing credit assistance (conflict priority rule). These two obligations are collectively referred to as the Best Interests Duty. Based on the Royal Commission’s recommendations, …

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