Yearly Archive: 2020

KOTHES Advantage for February

February 19, 2020

It has certainly been a summer of contrasts for a lot of our clients and our staff. From bushfires to floods, it has not been an easy start to 2020. The focus has now shifted into recovering and rebuilding, and more specific details are being released on what support packages are available. For example, The...


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Special Disaster Loans – Bushfires

February 5, 2020

The Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) announced yesterday, Tuesday 4 February 2020, the application process and guidelines for the Special Disaster Loans – Bushfires. The government assistance on offer for those impacted by the bushfires is provided through a joint Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement between states and territories and the Commonwealth Government. In summary small businesses...


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Fire-impacted small business checklist

January 21, 2020

This article was first published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to support small businesses impacted by natural disasters such as fire Many small businesses don’t have a business continuity plan for when natural disasters strike. So here are some practical issues small business operators should consider. 1. Are you OK? Running a business...


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BAS payment deferrals for fire-affected areas

January 21, 2020

The ATO is granting impacted postcodes automatic deferrals for lodgements and payments due. For example: For the monthly BAS due 21 January 2020, the new deferred date is 6 March 2020 For the monthly BAS due 21 February 2019, the new deferred date is 6 March 2020 Please visit the ATO website for more information...


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Bushfire grants and support

January 21, 2020

There are a range of grants, allowances, payments and support options available to individuals and businesses impacted by the fires, and it can be overwhelming navigating through them all. The NSW Government has small business support packages and their website is a good place to start. Telstra has also announced assistance packages, and is also...


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KOTHES Advantage for January: Special Bushfire Edition

January 21, 2020

For many of our clients the start of a New Year was marred by significant bushfire emergencies, resulting in considerable personal and financial stress. We are thinking of you and are doing our best to keep across the details of the assistance packages that are available to help individuals and businesses get back on their...


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