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JobKeeper Information for Businesses

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

If your business has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus shutdowns you will be able to access a wages subsidy to continue paying your employees and to set businesses up for a speedy recovery after the crisis has been resolved. Businesses and NFP’s with Employees To be eligible, employers must meet the following criteria: Turnover is less than $1 billion... Read more

Powers of Attorney for Peace of Mind

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

Many people in the coming months will need to be in self-isolation, quarantine or potentially receiving treatment. This separation will make it harder for practical matters to be managed. There will be times that may need people to be formally authorised to make decisions for you. Having a power of attorney in place is the best way to be prepared... Read more

Coronavirus Related Superannuation Changes

Written by Kate O'Brien, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

Two measures announced in the Government’s stimulus package are changes related to superannuation. Superannuation Pension Streams Reduced The Government is temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products. This is of benefit to retirees holding these products, by reducing the need to sell investment assets to fund minimum drawdown requirements. The minimum annual amount that you’re... Read more

Economic Response to the Coronavirus: Measures to Support Businesses

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Cash Flow Assistance to Businesses  This payment will assist small and medium businesses that employ staff with temporary cash flow support. In the latest update, not-for-profit entities (NFPs), including charities, with aggregated annual turnover under $50 million and that employ workers will now also be eligible, and the amounts have been increased. Eligible businesses are small and medium entities, and NFP’s with... Read more

What Isn’t in a Will Kit?

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

DIY “Will Kits” are not new and now many websites boast online Wills which promise to save hundreds on legal fees. The convenience and low price may seem initially appealing, however there are some significant disadvantages to preparing a Will without sound legal advice. 1. You Don’t Meet the Person Writing Your Will. This is the most significant issue with... Read more

Changes to the Main Residence CGT Exemption for Foreign Residents

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

An important change to the CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents was recently passed. As this will significantly impact a number of our clients, we provide some detail below. Who is Impacted? This change will impact individuals who are foreign residents for tax purposes, and who will be selling their main residential property in Australia. Previously, these individuals were... Read more

Low Fixed Rate Mortgages – Not Always What They Seem

Written by Tricia Williams, Manager - Edney Ryan Mortgage and Finance

The record low interest rates we currently have in Australia has put borrowers squarely in the box seat when it comes to choosing a home loan. There are some highly competitive loans available as lenders eagerly battle for new business. However, it is important buyers are aware of the hidden dangers that may come with some of the cheaper home... Read more

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year. It is important to be vigilant both in our personal lives, and in business. For Businesses – We have adopted the following measures and processes within... Read more

What’s New With Super – An Update on Recent Changes

Written by Kate O'Brien, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

The new financial year has heralded some big changes to superannuation legislation. New laws include several measures designed to better protect your retirement savings, so they aren’t eroded by fees and insurance premiums. They also include some significant opportunities for those in early retirement. To help you better understand what this means for your retirement savings, we’ve outlined some of... Read more

Online Estate Planning

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

Save time and money, by starting your Will online now. Our online tool will guide you through the key information required in order to make a start on your Will. Get peace of mind with a solicitor-drafted Will and other important documents Ensure your loved ones are provided for Have your Will prepared as quickly and easily as possible The... Read more