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AdviceCo team doing things from a (social) distance

COVID has put a dampener on many events and traditions for all of us in Greater Sydney, including some of AdviceCo’s social traditions. The disappointment was real when we had to cancel our End of Financial Year lunch and monthly team meetings, but we weren’t going to give up so easily. With most of our…

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Work deductions – What’s on the taxman’s radar?

The ATO says that this year it will pay extra attention to people whose deduction claims are higher than expected, in particular those claiming car expenses.

The expenses the ATO says it will be scrutinising can include claims by those transporting bulky tools, and deductions for travel, internet and mobile phone as well as claims for self-education expenses.

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Mandatory drug and alcohol testing under the Building Code 2013

From Friday 16 October 2015, the new fitness for work amendments to the Building Code 2013 commenced for all building contractors covered by the Building Code. Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Building Code and will have a three stage approach to auditing the drug and alcohol testing requirements.

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Rebate Scheme – Jobs Action Plan

The 2016-17 Budget, announced by NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejoklian recently, has tweaked the government’s Jobs Action Plan, which provides payroll tax rebates for eligible businesses hiring new staff.

Starting from July 31, 2016, businesses will only be eligible for the rebate if they employ 50 or less full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.

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