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Coronavirus; Business survival guide

Coronavirus; Business survival guide

Coronavirus has already had a devastating impact on businesses and it appears that the health impact could last for at least six months. The aftermath will be felt by businesses for years after this. ...

Coronavirus and lease agreements; How we can help commercial tenants

Coronavirus and lease agreements; How we can help commercial tenants

Most businesses have now been impacted by coronavirus. This has resulted in reduced trade or even forced shutdowns, with further government-enforced shutdowns likely to come. For a lot of businesses, their major ongoing expense is premises rent. ...

Is Coronavirus Affecting your Business? We can Help.

Is Coronavirus Affecting your Business? We can Help.

Coronavirus has already had a devastating impact on businesses. And at this stage, it appears the health effects could last for at least six months. ...

New anti-phoenixing laws passed; how will they apply?

New anti-phoenixing laws passed; how will they apply?

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 was passed by Federal Parliament in February 2020. The legislation introduces anti-phoenixing criminal offences including for those who facilitate illegal transactions and it provides a mechanism for Liquidators and ASIC t...

Is my Business Insolvent?

Is my Business Insolvent?

Most businesses we see have been insolvent for many months or years prior to the business owners coming to us. Sometimes this is because business owners don’t know that their business is insolvent or approaching insolvency. ...

Can You Turn Your Business Around?

Can You Turn Your Business Around?

Often financial problems can be resolved without the need for a company to go into liquidation. When we meet with a client, we will consider their circumstances and explore with them all options which may be available. ...

UPDATE: Director Penalty Notices for Unpaid GST

UPDATE: Director Penalty Notices for Unpaid GST

We have previously written about the proposal by the Federal Government to make Director Penalty Notice provisions apply to GST. The legislation making these changes was passed by both houses of Parliament on 5 February 2020....

What happens to your assets in bankruptcy?

What happens to your assets in bankruptcy?

In bankruptcy certain assets are able to be sold by your trustee and certain assets are ‘protected’ and you can keep them. Sometimes determining whether an asset can be sold involves complex issues, however, th...

Equitable Exoneration; How it can save your house in bankruptcy

Equitable Exoneration; How it can save your house in bankruptcy

We are commonly asked to assist people involved in a business that has failed. Often one of the impacts of the business’ failure is that a bank loan to the business has not been paid. This loan is also often guaranteed by the person running the business but also by his or her partner, with the loa...

ATO Recovery Action; Single Touch Payroll

ATO Recovery Action; Single Touch Payroll

We have previously written about how the ATO intends to use information it gathers as a result of Single Touch payroll to assist it identify PAYG Tax and superannuation which is not being paid and then take recovery action. The ATO h...

ATO Recovery Action; Credit Reporting Agencies 

ATO Recovery Action; Credit Reporting Agencies 

Article by Mathieu Marcelin, Senior Accountant, Pearce & Heers’ Brisbane Office Legislation has now been passed, by way of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No.1) Bill 2019, which will allow the ATO to provide information to...

ATO Recovery Action; External Debt Collectors

ATO Recovery Action; External Debt Collectors

Article by Johanna Bond, Senior Accountant, Pearce & Heers’ Brisbane Office One of the various recovery tools the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can use to recover tax debts is to refer tax debts to external debt collectors. ...

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