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We were reviewing the eligibility criteria for the $100K Cash flow Boost for employers and came across some additional eligibility requirements in relation to up to date lodgements Read more…

While the full economic effects from the coronavirus remain uncertain, the outlook has deteriorated since the Government's initial Economic Response announced on 12 March 2020. The spread of the virus worldwide has broadened and is expected to be more prolonged. Governments, both international and domestic, have announced stricter mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus, which are having significant economic impacts.

On 22 March 2020, the government announced a second set of economic responses which, combined with the previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP.  Read more…

Economic Stimulus Packages by Australian States + Territories in response to COVID-19

Following the announcement of the economic response by the Morrison government on 12th March 2020, the Australian states and territories also announced their respective economic stimulus packages to further support Australian households and businesses to survive the impact of the COVID-19 situation.

The summary below provides detailed information in relation to the measures introduced by each of the Australian states and territories. Read more…

Ready for the Downturn

It is now inevitable that the Australian economy will experience a harsh downturn as a result of the measures necessary to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. As a business owner and leader, it is imperative that you plan how you will proactively respond to this challenge. When faced with uncertainty, well considered planning will help you get through the hard times and thrive when the market turns.

So what do you need to do to get through the downturn?  Read more…

COVID-19 FAQ for Employers (25 March 2020)

Many business owners are becoming increasingly concerned and unsure of what to do in relation to the Coronavirus.

Please find below a Q&A of questions frequently asked by employers. Read more…


Following our last Economic Stimulus newsletter outlining the Federal Government's economic stimulus package aimed at supporting confidence, employment and business continuity in the wake of the unfolding COVID-19 situation.

The summary below provides detailed information in relation to each of the measures, following our one page summary posted on the 13th of March 2020. http://www.dobbyncarafa.com.au/what_s_new/blog/planning-for-the-economic-stimulus-package  Read more…

Planning for the Economic Stimulus Package

The Morrison Government announced a $17.6 billion economic plan on 12 March 2020 to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.  Read more…

Calculating Super Guarantee: The new rules

From 1 July 2020, new rules will come into effect to ensure that an employee's salary sacrifice contributions cannot be used to reduce the amount of superannuation guarantee (SG) paid by the employer.  Read more…

Legislation that passed through Parliament last month prevents taxpayers from claiming a deduction for expenses incurred for holding vacant land. The amendments are not only retrospective but go beyond purely vacant land.  Read more…

The Government has resurrected its plan to remove access to the main residence exemption for non-residents – a move that will impact on expats and foreign residents.  Read more…