More support for NSW businesses as Premier declares ‘national emergency’

Projections from earlier in the week by the Population Interventions Unit at the University of Melbourne estimated that Sydney’s stay-at-home orders would need to be extended into September to get the latest outbreak under control, meaning businesses could be facing prolonged closure. On Friday, facing yet another day of rising case numbers, NSW Premier Gladys […]

Parliament Passes Bill on Tax-Free COVID-19 Support Payments

The Treasury Laws Amendment (COVID-19 Economic Response No. 2) Bill 2021 finally passed both houses without amendment on Monday after the Senate agreed not to insist on a transparency measure which would have forced businesses to disclose how much they received in JobKeeper wage subsidies. Under the new law, COVID-19 Disaster Payments dating back to its introduction on […]

Superannuation Guarantee Changes from 1 July 2021

Superannuation Guarantee rate increases to 10% on 1 July 2021 The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate as currently legislated will increase from 9.5% to 10% with effect from 1 July 2021 with further increases of 0.5% per year to come from 1 July 2022 until it reaches 12% from 1 July 2025 onwards. The SG rate increases were not affected […]

Tax Depreciation Business Incentive Summary Information

The latest Federal Budget announced a welcome extension to the full expensing policy. BMT tax Depreciation Quantity Surveyors provide 3 tables summarising all the 2020 to 2023 business stimulus incentives available for plant & equipment purchases for small, medium and large businesses. The tables show qualifying dates and thresholds to make it easy for you to quickly […]