Proposed changes to stage 3 tax cuts announced
With the government finally caving into pressure to change the stage 3 income tax cuts despite its previous promises to keep the already legislated measures, new proposed tax rates have been flagged to come into place from 1 July 2024, largely – in comparison to the legislated measures – benefiting those earning less than $45,000.
ASIC’s new alert list offers guidance on suspicious investment “opportunities”
As a part of the government strategy to target investment scams, ASIC and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – through the newly formed National Anti-Scam Centre – have published an investor alert list which may help consumers to identify whether entities they are considering investing with could be fraudulent, running a scam or unlicensed.
Upcoming changes for pension and income support recipients
As a part of the government’s strategy to get more people back into work to solve skills shortages being experienced by many industries, a permanent enhancement to the pensioner work bonus has been announced, along with a doubling of the employment income nil rate period to reduce barriers for income support recipients to take up work.
After 34 ½ years full-time in the Accounting Profession and 25 ½ years in full-time Practice from 1 July 2021 John Halys will be semi-retiring to enjoy life post full-time employment. For those who know John well you could say that he is taking his own advice.
Emma is buying John out of the partnership and the subsequently there will be a change in the business name to Emma Sells & Associates.