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Arabon Accountants national minimum wage increase

Fair Work Commission announces 5.2% national minimum wage increase

The national minimum wage will increase to $812.60 per week, or $21.38 per hour, after a decision by the Fair Work Commission exceeds the government’s suggested 5.1% increase. The Commission decided to increase modern award minimum wages by 4.6% subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week (full-time). The increase …

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Two important changes to superannuation from 1 July 2022

Two important changes to superannuation will apply from 1 July 2022. As a business owner, it is important that you understand what these are, what they mean for your business and what actions you need to take. Super Guarantee rate will increase from 10% to 10.5% As a business owner, you usually need to pay …

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Director Penalty Notices: what are they and what happens if you receive one?

While the ATO put most overdue tax collection on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has recently recommenced some debt collection activity. This includes the issuing of Director Penalty Notices (DPN).  This article explores Director Penalty Notices and what happens if you receive one. Directors become personally liable for a penalty equal to the value …

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Queensland Government round 3 small business grants – updated

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administers grants and programs to help Queensland small business continue to recover, grow and thrive by committing grant funds for businesses to increase key capabilities, embrace innovation and assist high-growth businesses to capitalise on opportunities.  Round 3 of the small business basics grants program opens on Wednesday 4 …

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Easter 2022: understanding all the retail trading rules

With the annual Easter holiday period this weekend, it brings with it a range of public holidays and trading restrictions across Australia.  Each Australian state and territory have different laws that govern public holidays and trading over Easter, so it’s important be informed about the rules and regulations where you do business. This article details the …

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Brisbane City Council’s Flood Relief Rate Rebate

Brisbane residents affected by the February rain event are being offered further support via Brisbane City Council’s rates rebate.  A $250 rebate is available to eligible residents and businesses on their next rates bill. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner also announced that every residential rates notice across Brisbane for the April quarter will be postponed by …

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Arabon Accountants Queensland government flood relief and disaster grants

How to apply for Queensland Government flood relief and disaster grants

As devastating rains continue in Queensland and New South Wales, small businesses find themselves facing another crisis and seeking support.  There are several Queensland government flood relief and disaster grants now available to individuals and businesses affected. This article details what is available now, noting some grants are being modified and added as more Local …

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Everything you need to know about employee leave when isolating because of COVID

As the majority of Australia has switched to a policy of ‘letting COVID rip’, more employees are now isolating with COVID as a patient or close contact than ever before.  Consequently, more employees are relying on their annual or sick leave entitlements to ensure they’re getting paid while in isolation.  This article summarises the most …

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Arabon Accountants Christmas parties and FBT

Everything you need to know about Christmas parties and FBT

As Christmas and the New Year fast approaches, many businesses look forward to celebrating the past year with gift giving and Christmas parties for employees. Many business owners may not fully understand the fringe benefits tax (FBT) implications of providing such benefits and if you’re not informed, it could see you owing unexpected costs for …

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