With the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect the economy along with the effect of border closures, it is no surprise that many state governments have opted to increase the amount of support offered to businesses and individuals situated in their respective states.
With the country officially in recession, the ATO is getting ready to help businesses that are struggling due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. It expects that for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 years, many businesses that ordinarily turn a profit may be making a loss, and for some businesses it may be the first time that they are making a loss. Businesses that find themselves in a loss-making position are urged to keep proper records to ensure that they can claim the deduction they are entitled to.
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all aspects of the economy, it is not surprising that some managed funds have suspended or cancelled the ability of investors to withdrawal their money. Broadly, managed funds include any fund in which the money you invest is pooled together with other investors. The fund manager or responsible entity then uses the pooled money to buy and sell assets (including shares or bonds) on your behalf.
Castletons is one of the very first accountancy firms in Australia to launch a free mobile Tax App. The great news is that the APP can be downloaded free onto your iPhone,iPad or Android devices. It's packed full of some really useful Tax Tables, Calculators and important financial dates, all of which you will be able to access for free, anywhere you have an internet connection on your device.