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August 14, 2020

With the release of JobKeeper 3.0 some of the eligibility rules have changed from fortnight 10. The relevant date of employment has been moved from 1 March 2020 to 1 July 2020. This means employees who were previously not eligible, may now be eligible for the current Jobkeeper period as well as the extended periods. […]

August 14, 2020

The Super Guarantee (SG) amnesty is a one-off opportunity to correct past unpaid SG amounts. Employers have until the 7th September 2020 to disclose, lodge and pay unpaid SG amounts for their employees without penalties. The period of unpaid SG amounts is from 1 July 1992 until 31 March 2018.  The benefits of the Superannuation […]

August 5, 2020

Repairs and improvements made to a rental property or shed you own may sound very similar however their respective tax treatment is very different. Many taxpayers find the topic of repairs versus improvements difficult to understand particularly when it comes to what can be claimed as immediate deductions or what must be capitalised when maintaining […]

July 22, 2020

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Other eligibility rules […]

June 24, 2020

Having a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) gives you control and flexibility over how you make investments and prepare for retirement. It’s important to get your deductions and record keeping correct for the SMSF audit process and the tax return, as there are strict laws governing SMSFs. An SMSF must be set up as a trust […]

June 17, 2020

Jobkeeper monthly declarations If you’ve enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment and identified your eligible employees you still need to make a monthly declaration to the ATO by the 14th day of each month. As part of the declaration you will need to: ensure you’ve paid your eligible employees at least $1,500 (before tax) in each JobKeeper […]

June 17, 2020

If you have been reporting Single Touch Payroll (STP) to the ATO this financial year, you will need to make a finalisation declaration. There is no need to issue payment summaries to employees you have reported through STP. Large employers (with more than 20 employees) must complete the finalisation declaration by 14 July. Small employers […]

June 17, 2020

Although your tax return is not due for a few months yet, the end of the financial year is nearing…have you captured all your work-related deductible expenses to make the most of your 2020 tax return? Income The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) automatically receives information from your employers about salary and wages that you have […]

June 11, 2020

Whilst it is not exactly business as usual right now, you still need to prepare for your business tax return. Organising your documents now will mean you can get your tax return completed earlier and access any refunds due or start planning for tax payments. Getting your business records up to date and accurate will […]

June 11, 2020

There are many expenses common to most small businesses, and there are other expenses that are specific to the nature of the goods or services the business provides. Are you claiming all the tax deductions that you are entitled to? Operating expenses include accounting, administration, advertising and marketing, office premises, office running expenses, trading stock, […]

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Perth Anaesthetic Group has worked with Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors since 1987. I have personally worked alongside Abha and the team for the last 8 years, within this time I have found their services and professionalism to be exceptional. Company financials are always completed as per the scheduled date and professionally presented. In recent times with Covid, being a small business we have needed help with Jobkeeper and eligibility for Stimulus packages, I have found Abha and the team have gone above and beyond to help and guide us to ensure we have the most up to date information to determine eligibility. I am reassured having Thorntons as our Accountants/Business Advisers and look forward to continuing working with Abha and the team.
Jane McGrath – Practice Manager – Perth Anaesthetic Group
We have numerous mutual farming clients with Thorntons and find them to be exceptional accountants and advisers. They know their ‘stuff’, communicate exceptionally well, deliver on time and work hard to provide solutions for clients that take into account not just the best short term outcomes but those that better position the business for the future.
Cameron Weeks
I work collaboratively with Troy, Marie and their team in the areas of estate planning, farm succession planning and related party property transactions. Troy and Marie's attention to detail and professionalism are of the highest standard and they work hard to attain practical and viable business solutions for their clients. They are both clear communicators, accessible and a pleasure to work with.
Julie Murray, Solicitor, Yarramundi Law
Our company has found Marie and the team at Thorntons to be extremely helpful in their approach to our business. They are always ready with a reply to our emails or phone calls. Nothing is too much trouble for Marie and the team, they go above and beyond to help us with our taxation. I would recommend them anytime.
Splitrock Farming Co., Kerry Robinson
Our business relationship with Thornton's goes back many years, in fact we may well be their longest running client, having been with them for over 40 years. We have come along way from humble beginnings as a bricklaying contractor to where we are today as an established leader in the field of commercial heritage restoration and sustainable building design in multi-unit residential developments, however, the level of respect, service and courtesy has admirably remained unwavering over that time. Thornton's have constantly provided service of the very highest level, are responsive to our needs and are progressive in their offerings without ever being pushy. Importantly, the people we need to speak to are always available when we need assistance or advice on a range of matters and deliver when they say will. They are one of our most trusted partners in business. Importantly, the relationship while professional, is always conducted in a friendly and open manner. We would recommend Thornton's in the highest possible terms to any potential clients.
Daniel Colgan – Director – Colgan Industries Pty Ltd