Running Your Business from Home: Pros and Cons

While more and more people have been choosing to work from home in recent years, many have been forced to do so given the current global pandemic. Now that many businesses owners have been operating from home for a number of weeks, some are considering whether they should continue to do so even after they are given the green light from the government to return to the workplace. This article explores the pros and cons of working from home and looks at ways to make your home office experience more productive and enjoyable.   Making the choice Twenty years ago working from home…  Read more

How to Combat Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

While restrictions are easing, the COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over and as we continue to work remotely, this time of isolation can be more difficult for some. It is important to recognise that uncertainty and unpredictability can take a toll on mental wellbeing and some of us may be feeling this more than others. Mental health is just as important as physical health and something that needs thought, care and nurturing by all. Here are some…  Read more

Maximise Your Superannuation Contributions for Year Ending 30 June 2020

If you are seeking to maximise your superannuation contributions in 2019/20, please carefully review the limits and information below.   Your contributions must be received in your Fund on or before 30th June 2020.  The reason is two fold to ensure that: 1. You are eligible to claim a deduction in 2019/20 for any personal concessional contributions made; 2. The contribution is counted against your limit for the correct year.…  Read more

REMINDER: Withdraw Your Minimum Pension Payment Before 30 June 2020

We would like to remind our SMSF retirees to check your super fund records to ensure you have drawn your 2019/20 minimum pension payment by 30 June 2020. If you forget to withdraw or do not draw enough, your super fund will be subject to 15% tax on its pension asset investment earnings, rather than being tax free. You might recall that in March 2020, the Government reduced the minimum annual payment…  Read more

JobKeeper Payment: Important Key Dates

Final call to enrol for JobKeeper for April/May and next JobKeeper monthly declaration now due It is very important to keep up to date with the JobKeeper Payment key dates to ensure you don’t miss critical deadlines to receive payments. Upcoming JobKeeper Payment Key Dates: 31 May: Don’t forget, you only have until 31 May to enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in…  Read more

New Federal Court Ruling: Time to Review Your Casual Employment Arrangements

A decision by the Federal Court last week on casual employment in the WorkPac v Rossato case has significant implications for clients with long term or regular casual employees. The main take-outs of the decision regarding casual employment arrangements are as follows: Under certain circumstances, employees who have been regarded as casuals (ie. where there is a “firm advance commitment”) may be mis-classified, as they should be treated as ongoing…  Read more

Allan Hall named finalist in numerous firm-wide categories

Allan Hall Business Advisors continues to impress with individual, network and firm-wide awards and accolades, with our latest nomination as winner of the Client Choice Awards 2020, Women in Finance Awards 2019 and HR Manager of the Year 2019. For further details and a full list of our recent awards, click below.

Global alliance focussed on business excellence

Allan Hall Business Advisors is an integral member of Alliott Group, a growing alliance of 170+ accounting and law firms in  across 70+ countries globally. As part of this alliance, we can connect with like-minded members of Alliott Group in other jurisdictions to support and advise our clients who are wishing to explore and develop business opportunities both locally and internationally.