Division A and private loans

Division 7A and private loans

It is not uncommon for businesses to provide loans to shareholders or associates of a company. However, business owners should know the conditions that their loan must satisfy under Division 7A, to avoid the amount being deemed a dividend. Written agreement Division 7A loan agreements need to be made under a written agreement before the…

Tax implications of exceeding super contributions

Tax implications of exceeding super contributions

A great way to grow your retirement savings is by making regular contributions to your super fund. However, there are limits to extra contributions which when exceeded, may be subject to additional tax liabilities. Concessional contributions There are two kinds of contributions, concessional and non-concessional, which have different contribution caps. Concessional contributions are payments made…

Tips to retaining your customers

Tips to retaining your customers

Acquiring new customers can often be simpler than retaining existing customers. However, loyal customers give your business a higher chance of succeeding. Unhappy customers stop doing business with you, negatively affecting your business’ growth. The rate at which your business is losing customers is called churn rate. It can be crucial to address this churn…

Changes to JobKeeper eligibility

Changes to JobKeeper eligibility

The Government has introduced additional changes to JobKeeper to help more businesses qualify for the relief payments. One of the key changes was moving the relevant date of employment for an eligible employee from 1 March to 1 July 2020, to extend employee eligibility. This allows those who were full time employees on or before…

Avoiding mortgage default

Avoiding mortgage default

As individuals struggle with cash flow through the coronavirus, the Australian Bankers Association records that repayments on almost 500,000 mortgages have been deferred for six months. While repayments can be delayed, they cannot be avoided altogether. Lenders can send you a default notice the day your repayment is overdue. However, they could also wait until…