Whether it be 'In Office' with social distancing, electronic or digital communication, it will be quasi business as usual.
Where possible, clients will be encouraged to provide documents via email.
Documents needing to be signed off can be processed/delivered similarly.
If contact is necessary during this period, initially you can telephone me or use the link below to email me at email@example.com
I wish you all the best during these trying times.
I commenced my Accounting Profession with a prominent firm in the Newcastle CBD and remained there from 1971-1985.
Eventually I moved on and opened my own Practice in downtown Raymond Terrace where I remained from 1986-1999.
In 2000 I relocated the Practice to a Home Office where my focus is now Small Business Accounting/Consulting and Taxation Services.
And there but for the grace of God, I still remain.
I have been using my own accounting software The WorkBench
since the mid 1980's and it is now used by many of my clients. The package was
purposely written with simplicity of use in mind and users rarely require assistance. Remote assistance is available for those who may.
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You will need and have a MyGov Account linked to the Australian Taxation Office and depending upon your security settings you may require the use of a mobile phone.
The ATO Request for Withdrawal process is brief and functional.
JOBKEEPER 2 EXTENSION
NOTE: From 28th September businesses will be required to satisfy the 'Fall In Turnover' test by comparing September 2019 quarter
GST Turnover with September 2020 quarter GST Turnover to qualify for JobKeeper.
For the first extension period running from 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021, employees who worked for 80 hours or more in the 28 day period before either
1 March 2020 or 1 July 2020 will receive $1,200 per fortnight, while all other employees will receive $750.
For more information refer to:
JobKeeper Changes PDF
It is important to note that GST turnover is a specific term which may include different revenue items to what is usually
included in Business Activity Statements. For example, GST turnover for the purposes of the JobKeeper provisions includes
all taxable supplies, most GST free supplies, but not input taxed supplies.
Input Taxed Supplies can be:
Financial supplies (which includes most transactions relating to money)
Supplies of residential rents
Sales of residential premises (but not new homes)
Precious metal supplies
Food supplied by school tuckshops and canteens
Fundraising events by charities and
WORKING FROM HOME DURING COVID-19
If you are working from home you may be able to claim some work related home office expenses
You may not receive a payment summary from your employer if they are reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP). If you are using a Registered Tax Agent,
they will have access to these as was the case in the past. Alternatively, you can link your myGov account to the ATO and obtain an Income Statement/Payment Summary. more
INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF
New or Second hand Plant and Equipment purchased prior to June 30th will qualify for the Small Business Instant Asset Write-Off.
Acquisitions must be below the threshhold at the time of purchase which was $30,000 until 12th March and increased
to $150,000 from that day until 31st December, 2020 for new acquisitions.more
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY TRAVEL
Travel to inspect, maintain or collect rents for residential rental properties is no longer deductible.more
OTHER TAX TIME CONSIDERATIONS
Travel and Meal Allowances
Record keeping for Home Office and other minor expenses