29 November 2021

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The New Director ID - Do You Need One?

The New Director ID - Do You Need One?

The new Director ID: Do you need one? It’s been a busy year for Australia’s two million plus directors dealing with the pandemic and lockdowns and there’s now a new task on their to-do list. From 1 November 2021, if you’re a director or want to become one, you will need to apply for the new Director Identification Number (Director ID) being rolled out by the Federal Government. Directors of businesses and entities of all sizes – including directors and corpora...

11 August 2021

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Investing Lessons From the Pandemic

Investing Lessons From the Pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit financial markets in March 2020, almost 40 per cent was wiped off the value of shares in less than a month.i Understandably, many investors hit the panic button and switched to cash or withdrew savings from superannuation. With the benefit of hindsight, some people may be regretting acting in haste. Although for others, accessing their super under the early release due to COVID measures was a difficult but necessary decision at the time. As it happened...

14 July 2021

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New COVID Support from Federal and NSW Government

New COVID Support from Federal and NSW Government

New COVID Support from Federal and NSW Government On 13 July 2021, the Federal and NSW Governments announced extra support for NSW residents impacted by the latest Sydney lockdown.  Here is a summary of the support now on offer: Federal support - Covid-19 Disaster Payment a payment of up to $600 per week (up from the previous $500) for individuals impacted by Covid lockdowns. The full $600 payment is for workers who have lost more than 20 hours of work per week.  ...

12 May 2021

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Federal Budget Update 2021-22 - Investing in Recovery

Federal Budget Update 2021-22 - Investing in Recovery

Investing in recovery In his third and possibly last Budget before the next federal election, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is counting on a new wave of spending to ensure Australia's economic recovery maintains its momentum. As expected, the focus is on jobs and major new spending on support for aged care, women and first-home buyers with some superannuation sweeteners for good measure. With the emphasis on spending, balancing the Budget has been put on the back burner until employme...

13 April 2021

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Bitcoin Buyers Beware the Tax Trap

Bitcoin Buyers Beware the Tax Trap

Bitcoin buyers beware the tax trap Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have generated a lot of interest over the past few years, particularly due to the spectacular rise and fall of their market value.  From being worth just $1 back in 2011, the value of one Bitcoin today might be as high as $70,000, but that is no guarantee of its value next week! While the big gains sound like great news for an investor, the flipside to consider is that the ATO will take a slice of that pr...
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