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PrimeWellness – The extra weight of COVID-19

PrimeWellness – The extra weight of COVID-19

Making sure we focus on our physical, emotional, and mental health is now more important than ever. This pandemic is not going away in the short to medium term. We are going to continue to experience lockdowns and disruption to our daily routines at least for this year. So why not draw a line in the sand and make a deliberate choice to focus on your health. And if that muffin top is one of the things you want to lose, then let’s get started. Remember, it takes one small step at a time.

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Author: Dr. Leanne Wall (BSc., MBBCh., Grad Dip Counselling)

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Lifestyle Assets – ATO’s Focal Point

Lifestyle Assets – ATO’s Focal Point

Latest: The ATO has extended its lifestyle assets data-matching program for the 2020-21 financial year to 2022-23 to acquire insurance policy information for certain asset classes.

The ATO will acquire the data from 25 insurance providers, with the expectation of identifying approximately 300,000 individuals each year.

Insurers will be required to provide the ATO with detailed policy information where the value of assets is equal to or exceeds the following thresholds:

  • Marine vessels $100,000
  • Motor vehicles $65,000
  • Thoroughbred horses $65,000
  • Fine art $100,000 per item
  • Aircraft $150,000

Read More – Lifestyle Assets – ATO’s Focal Point 2021

You may be interested in – Changes to Minimum Pension Drawdown Rates 2021

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Updated Lockdown Support for Businesses & Individuals

Updated Lockdown Support for Businesses & Individuals

The Federal and NSW Governments yesterday announced a series of new measures to support individuals and businesses impacted by the lockdowns. 

New funding measures include:

  • COVID-19 Disaster Payment increased to $450 (between 8 and 20 hours lost) and $750 per week (20 hours or more lost) from 2 August 2021
  • NSW JobSaver extended to businesses with a turnover up to $250m from $50m and increased to up to $100,000 per week (from 18 July 2021)

Read the full update below:

Updated Lockdown Support for Business – 29 July 2021.pdf1

Updated Lockdown Support for Individuals – 29 July 2021.pdf1

How can we help?

If you have any questions or would like further assistance regarding this update, please feel free to call your advisor at PrimeAdvisory on 02 9415 1511.

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Updated Lockdown Support for Small Businesses & Individuals

Updated Lockdown Support for Small Businesses & Individuals

On 13 July 2021, the NSW and Federal Governments jointly announced a series of support measures for those impacted by extended lockdowns.

We have updated our client guides with the latest information and outlined where you can access more information on:

  • Extension and increase of the COVID-19 disaster payments for individuals
  • Expansion of the 2021 COVID-19 business grants program – up to $15,000
  • Up to $10,000 cashflow support per week for business
  • $1,500 micro business grants
  • Payroll tax deferrals and a 25% payroll tax waiver
  • Rent moratorium, protections, and grants
  • Support for the arts and accommodation business sectors

There is a lack of clear guidance at present around:

  • What is “appropriate leave” for the disaster payments for individuals
  • How the payment rate rules work for the COVID disaster payment when losing less than 20 hours of work
  • The decline in turnover tests and how staffing levels will be measured.

Read the full update below:

We will bring you further details as soon as they are released.

How can we help?

If you have any questions or would like further assistance regarding this update, please feel free to call your advisor at PrimeAdvisory on 02 9415 1511.

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Business Clients – Key Dates to Remember

Business Clients – Key Dates to Remember

The new financial year is here. We have prepared a checklist of action items you might want to glance through. Find out all about:

  • STP Finalisation/ PAYG payment summaries – Due 14 July
  • Processing STP Finalisation
  • STP Now Required for Closely Held Employees
  • Payment of June Quarter Superannuation – Due 28 July
  • Super Guarantee – increase to 10%

Read the full update here – PA Client Alert – Key Dates for Business Clients

How can we help? If you have any questions or would like further assistance regarding this update, please feel free to call your advisor at PrimeAdvisory on 02 9415 1511.

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