2020 for small businesses: Glass half full.

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It’s been well-publicised that COVID-19 has forced some businesses to adapt the way they work, while it’s completely destroying others. 2020 has not discriminated between businesses small and large, and in many ways – it’s been business owners who have suffered the largest consequences as a result of lockdowns. However, lesser discussed are the ways that […]

ATO services over the holiday period

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The Australian Tax Office, like many of us, are preparing to take some time off during the festive period. Their offices, social media channels, and contact centres will all share the following closure times: CLOSED FROM: 12 noon, Thursday 24 December 2020 OPEN FROM: 8 am, Monday 4 January 2021 For any tax-related information you may […]

Understanding public holidays

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Understanding what public holidays mean for you if you’re an employer or an employee can be a little bit confusing. Often they vary from state to state, and the entitlements can become a bit unclear. The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a comprehensive guide to public holidays, including a list of public holidays, and what working or not working […]