Protect your business with the PPSR

Personal Property Security Register (PPSR)

Registering on the PPSR is a way to let people know if personal property such as cars, goods or company assets have security interests over them.

With the difficulties that small businesses are facing from the effects of the pandemic and natural disasters, business owners are increasingly having to put […]

Disaster assistance for Albury

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for Albury flooding

Disaster assistance is now available in the Local Government Areas of Albury, Bland, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hilltops, Narrandera and Temora following severe storms and flash flooding across the Riverina-Murray from 5 January 2022.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Minister […]

SME Recovery Loan Scheme

Expanded SME loan scheme

The government has announced an extension and expansion of its SME Recovery Loan Scheme.

Enhancing lenders’ ability to provide cheaper credit, the scheme is allowing many otherwise viable SMEs to access vital additional funding to get through the impact of Coronavirus, recover and invest for the future.

The expansion of the scheme […]

VIC and ACT grants

Manufacturing industry grants

Future Industries Manufacturing Program – VIC

If you’re an innovative manufacturing company in Victoria, the Future Industries Manufacturing Program could be for you — providing you have the funds to back it up.

This grant program encourages manufacturers in Victoria to invest in new manufacturing technologies and processes as a way to […]

AgBiz Drought loans

Supporting regional Australians to take control of their business through the drought

To be eligible for an AgBiz Drought loan, your small business must be or have been supplying goods or services relating to primary production to farm businesses located in an affected area.

Manage your small business through the drought

Use this loan to​ […]

Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) interest free Drought loans

Earlier this year the Government announced changes to the Drought loan scheme.

The biggest change is the enhancement of Drought loan terms to offer 2 years interest-free, 3 years interest only and 5 years principal and interest.

These loans are for amounts of up to $2 million.

Key points:

Drought loans are available for farmers […]

2020 Tax planning

Reduce your 2020 tax

With the end of financial year approaching quickly, now is the time to discuss with us the actions you can take before 30 June 2020 to reduce your tax and access additional cash flow.

For 2020, key priorities are likely to include:

Maximise Federal and State Government Stimulus Payments Deferring […]

Director’s loan repayments ruling

Failure by director to make repayment of private company loan gave rise to dividend

The AAT has held that a taxpayer’s failure to make minimum yearly repayment on a loan taken by him from a private company where he was the sole director and shareholder, was not due to circumstances beyond his control.

The AAT […]