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We uncomplicate breaking announcements from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Federal and State Governments so you can understand how those changes will impact you, your family or your business.

If you’re wanting to stay up-to-date on topics such as interest rates, tax planning, superannuation, the Federal Budget, incentives and schemes, HELP debt, deductions, concessions, depreciation, investment properties and much more, this is where you’ll find the answers.

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Individuals and families budget

Federal Budget 2024/25 – Individuals and Families

Budget night has officially been and gone. But what does it mean for you and your family? The good news is that this year’s budget presented no surprises – almost everything that was presented had been revealed well before budget night, apart from the additional bonus of the universal power bill credit for all households.

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Federal Budget 2024/25 – Businesses

The Federal Budget 2024/2025 has officially been announced. There were no big surprises for you and your business this year. Most of the changes presented in the budget had been announced and discussed well before budget night. But, there are some changes you should be aware of. We know how busy you are as a business owner, so we’ve summarised it for you below.

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Heather Moore and Channel 9 on Cash Out Day

Heather Moore advises the impact of Australian ATMs set for “Cash Out Day” Some Aussies are responding to a cashless society. What does this mean for everyone else? Heather Moore, Accounting Director at Knight Group, sat down with Channel 9 News to discuss the impact of April 2nd’s “Cash Out Day.” In response to big banks’ push towards a cashless society, many Aussies called for a community-organised protest to draw out as much cash as possible from bank ATMs. Why?

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The Costly Consequences of Missing a Super Payment

If you run a business, there are four dates you need to revolve your year around, or the consequences could be costly: 28 October, 28 January, 28 April and 28 July, the four payment deadlines in the year for Super Guarantee payments. In the past many employers did not meet their obligations and suffered no repercussions, however, the landscape has changed. The rate is higher, more employees are eligible, and the ATO uses real-time data through the Single-Touch-Payroll system to

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Heather Moore lends her expertise to Channel 9 News regarding RBA rate hike decision

Heather Moore provided her expertise to Channel 9 following Melbourne Cup Day Interest Rate hikes Australia’s new Reserve Bank Governor made a decision that many hoped wouldn’t come, following four months of no interest rate rises. Melbourne Cup Day wasn’t all about celebrating this year, with many Australians disappointed at the 0.25 point rate rise announced on Tuesday 7th November.  Heather Moore, Knight Group Head of Accounting, loaned her expertise to the Channel 9 News Team on Tuesday to answer

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Knight 2023 Tax Planning Guide – Individuals

Individual Tax Planning – 2023 Individuals / Investors / Trusts Pay any super contributions intended for the 2023 year by 23 June, or 14 June if using Xero (so they are cleared to the superfund account by Wednesday 30 June. You will need to subtract from the threshold any employer superannuation (including super guarantee) that would have been physically paid to your respective funds in the 2023 financial year when calculating the remaining concessional cap of $27,500. You are able

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Knight 2023 Tax Planning Guide – Businesses

Business Tax Planning – 2023 Businesses Ensure any eligible bad debts are written off correctly through your accounting software or the decision to write them off is documented correctly in a director’s resolution. Consider purchase of new assets. Assets purchased and ready for use between 1 July and 30 June 2023 will be eligible for an immediate write off.  Applies to businesses with aggregated turnover of less than $5b and regardless of asset cost, subject to the luxury car limit. 

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Budget 2023/24 – Businesses

Budget 2023/24 – Businesses The 2023/24 Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday, with a number of measures included to support businesses, including the extension of instant asset write-offs, funding for small business innovation, and changes to the way PAYG and GST payments are calculated. Small Business Instant Asset Write-Offs From 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024, a $20,000 instant asset write-off will be in place for businesses with an annual turnover below $10 million. Small business owners eligible

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Budget 2023/24 – Individuals & Families

Budget 2023/24 – Individuals & Families On Tuesday, Treasure Jim Chalmers handed down the 2023/24 federal budget, announcing a $4.2 billion surplus, the first since the 2007/08 budget. Despite the announcement of a surplus in the budget, it is one which is considered to be modest, and a once-off, with deficits forecast for the next several years. Although there were no direct tax changes in this budget for individuals, some of these measures introduced may be interesing for you and

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