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Feb 1 2021

February Newsletter

Welcome to our February monthly newsletter! JobKeeper has been a hot topic for small business employers and sole traders over ...
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Jan 4 2021

January Newsletter!

Welcome to our January monthly newsletter! Happy New Years and welcome to 2021, we hope you had a great Christmas and ...
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Jan 4 2021

December Newsletter!

Welcome to our December monthly newsletter! This year has certainly flew by and I think it’s safe to say that ...
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Nov 2 2020

November Newsletter

Welcome to our November monthly newsletter! The Federal Budget for the 2021 financial year has been recently passed by Parliament ...
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Oct 1 2020

October Newsletter

Welcome to our October monthly newsletter! We announced in June that we were going to donate $10 for every individual ...
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Sep 1 2020

September Newsletter

Welcome to our September monthly newsletter! The JobKeeper payment scheme has had some changes once again due to the increase ...
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Aug 3 2020

August Newsletter!

Welcome to our August monthly newsletter! The Government has just recently announced a six month extension to the JobKeeper payment ...
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Jul 2 2020

July Newsletter

Welcome to our July monthly newsletter! Happy Financial Year! We have been extremely busy assisting our small business clients through ...
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Jun 5 2020

June Newsletter

Welcome to our June monthly newsletter! There are exciting things happening for the Chesterton Accounting team this June, a baby ...
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May 1 2020

May Newsletter

Well, it’s safe to say that no business owner could have possibly predicted what 2020 had in store for them! ...
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Apr 16 2020

JobKeeper Payments – Enrolling & Applying

The ATO have released more information relating to the recent JobKeeper payments as part of the Government stimulus package.   ...
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Apr 14 2020

Working From Home Deductions

The ATO has announced a new easier method for claiming home office expenses due to the increase of people working ...
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Apr 1 2020

April Newsletter

Welcome to our April monthly newsletter! We are delighted to announce that a new employee has joined our team! The ...
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Mar 31 2020

JobKeeper Payments

The Government has just announced it’s third stimulus package update in response to the coronavirus outbreak. A wage subsidy will ...
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Mar 27 2020

Queensland COVID-19 Jobs Support Loans

The Australian Government has announced a number of benefits for small business entities during this difficult time but each State ...
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Mar 25 2020

Employer Obligations during the Coronavirus Government Restrictions

This is a trying time for all businesses but especially so the employers and their employees. Many businesses have been ...
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Mar 24 2020

Economic Response to the Coronavirus

  The Federal Parliament voted last night in acceptance of the $84 billion economic stimulus package. The bills have been ...
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Mar 23 2020

6 month deferral on small business loan repayments as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak!

Banks are now allowing a 6 month deferral on small business loan repayments as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. ...
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Mar 16 2020

Increase in tax benefits in response to the Coronavirus outbreak

The Government has announced an increase in tax benefits in response to the Coronavirus. Parliament will have a final sitting ...
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Mar 2 2020

March Newsletter

Chesterton Accounting is growing again and we are currently looking for an experienced accountant to join our small team in ...
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Feb 3 2020

February Newsletter

Welcome to our February monthly newsletter! Bushfires have been spreading over Australia during the last few months with many individuals, ...
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Jan 6 2020

January Newsletter

Welcome to our January Monthly Newsletter!  Happy New Year! We hope you have had a great Christmas. We are looking ...
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Dec 2 2019

December Newsletter

Welcome to our December Monthly Newsletter!  We are now in December, the season of joy! We hope that all of ...
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Nov 1 2019

November Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our November Monthly Newsletter!    The due date for lodgement of an income tax return for the financial ...
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Oct 1 2019

October Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our October Monthly Newsletter!  Single Touch Payroll registration became mandatory on 1 July 2019, however if you were ...
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Sep 6 2019

Are you ready to hire a new employee?

Are you ready to hire a new employee and are unsure on how to organise their first day? See the ...
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Sep 2 2019

September Newsletter

Welcome to our September Monthly Newsletter!  You should find yourself pretty well tax ready by now and ready to lodge ...
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Aug 1 2019

August Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our August Monthly Newsletter!  The low and middle income tax offset has now become law and will be ...
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Jul 1 2019

July Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our Monthly Newsletter!  We, the team at Chesterton Accounting would like to wish you a Happy New Financial ...
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Jun 14 2019

Claim Employee Super this Financial Year⏳

As an employer, you claim superannuation payments when they are paid – not when they are accrued, even if you ...
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Jun 3 2019

Get set for a 3.0% increase to base pay rates

The Fair Work Commission have made new changes to minimum wages with a 3.0% increase after the 2019 Annual Wage ...
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May 28 2019

Contractor or Employee?

New funding has been allocated to the Fair Work Ombudsman to help reduce “sham contracting”. If you are currently engaging ...
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Apr 12 2019

Single Touch Payroll

Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll? As of the 1st of July, every employer will be required to use ...
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Apr 10 2019

Wage Theft is Now a Criminal Offence!

Wage theft is now a criminal offence! Employers who are deliberately under paying staff could find themselves in jail. Wage ...
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Apr 4 2019

Top Budget Announcements for Small Business

The Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday evening with a few small changes for Australian tax payers. The most ...
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Feb 13 2019

Small Business Instant Asset Write-Off Increase

The small business instant asset write-off is set to be increased from $20,000 to $25,000 and will be extended to ...
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Oct 31 2018

Podcast: First Year Frontiers

Are you in your first year of business and would like to hear others stories on their successes? Listen to ...
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Jul 26 2018

Deductions for specific industries & occupations

If you are confused when trying to work out your tax claims then please view the below ATO link which ...
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May 30 2018

EOFY ready

Is your business ready for EOFY (end of financial year) ? Xero accounting software has a number of video series, ...
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May 27 2018

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

The Government has announced from the 24th of May 2018, a 1 year Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty. This is a rare ...
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Mar 19 2018

Everlance Mileage Tracker Application

Do you want to claim more for business related car trips but hate the hassle of writing in a logbook ...
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Mar 7 2018

The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has set out new privacy laws from the 22nd of February 2018 ...
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Feb 1 2018

Xero Advisor Directory

Do you need a certified Xero advisor to help you with your bookkeeping or assist you with your Xero account ...
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Nov 27 2017

Employee Vs Contractor

The most asked questions I hear are on the differences between being an employee versus being a contractor. The below ...
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Nov 6 2017

Travel & Meal Allowance for Employees

If you are in charge of payroll in the office then the below ATO link can help you identify the ...
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Oct 23 2017

Automated Superannuation

Automated superannuation is available in most accounting software packages. This software provides a simple and quick process when making super ...
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Oct 9 2017

Single Touch Payroll

Have you heard of Single Touch Payroll (STP) ? It's a new government initiative which will streamline payroll reporting, very ...
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Aug 28 2017

Xero Online Accounting Software

Xero online accounting software is cloud-based software that can be accessed anywhere. Features include entering daily transactions, processing payslips for employees, ...
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Jun 4 2017

Simpler BAS

If you are a small business and you have Business Activity Statements lodged, then from 1 July 2017 your BAS ...
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May 22 2017

Identity Crime

Protect yourself against identity crime ! Please watch the below video to learn more. "Think twice about what you ...
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May 9 2017

2017 Federal Budget Highlights

Please see the below link for an overview of the 2017 Federal Budget which was handed down last night. "Instant ...
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Apr 6 2017

Record My Hours app

The Fair Work Ombudsman have just created an app for smartphones which records working hours for employees. "Using geofencing technology, the Record ...
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Feb 27 2017

Accelerated depreciation for Small Business

Are you aware of the small business accelerated depreciation ? If you trade as a small business entity than you ...
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Feb 6 2017

Small Business Benchmarks

Are you running a small business ? Would you like to see how you rank with others in the same ...
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