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13-Oct-2021 YBM

Here is how to make sure your business is a success

Business ownership is not for the faint hearted. If you have an idea for a business that you are eager to transform into reality, then there are a few concepts that you may find useful to ensure that your business has the best possible chances of becoming a success.
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20-Sep-2021 YBM

When and how to retire from your own business

Retirement as a business owner is something that will likely sneak up on you because business owners are so focused on the here and now for management success.  Although you have undoubtedly considered the prospect of retirement in coming years, … Continue reading

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06-Sep-2021 YBM


Many of you may be confused about the current Covid Financial Assistance that is available as lockdown dates and eligibility rules change. To assist you we have compiled a basic summary of the main assistance measures currently available. Please note … Continue reading

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27-Aug-2021 YBM

Important ATO rulings for SMSFs

We kindly urge you to speak with us about your superannuation goals and current plans to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for your financial future. Continue reading

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15-Aug-2021 YBM

All things Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a $1-2 trillion USD market, and it is certainly a concept that is drawing the attention of investors everywhere. With the ability to trade crypto for real estate or businesses or sell it for cash, your options are extensive when focusing on the potentials available. Continue reading

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05-Aug-2021 YBM

Home office expenses – the ‘how’ and ‘how much’

It is no surprise that there is increased interest in what, how and how much of additional office expenses can be claimed in tax returns for last year. Many were forced to work from home, some for lengthy periods. The … Continue reading

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29-Jul-2021 YBM

Applications now open for the JobSaver Payment

As the name would imply, the JobSaver scheme is designed to help NSW businesses maintain their employee headcount while impacted by the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Continue reading

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27-Jul-2021 YBM

The 2021 covid 19 business grant

As we write this, it is a month since stay-at-home restrictions were placed on Greater Sydney, impacting businesses far and wide, and further compacted by restricted freedom of movement throughout the school holidays. Continue reading

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22-Jun-2021 YBM

Superannuation changes

Superannuation changes…there’s quite a few of them and they will impact both employers and employees. Here’s what you need to know! Continue reading

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17-Jun-2021 YBM

Single Touch Payroll and the end to exemptions – the nitty gritty!

Changes are due to come into effect shortly, but what does it mean from a practical perspective? Continue reading

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16-Jun-2021 YBM

Four easy tips to get your tax right

On the road for work? Deductions for transport and logistic employees may include travel and self-education expenses. Continue reading

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03-Jun-2021 YBM

Get an A+ on your tax claims

Haven’t lodged your tax return yet? Tax time revision is made easy with the ATO’s top tips on what education professionals can and can’t claim. Continue reading

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19-May-2021 YBM

Federal Budget Update

Got 5 minutes for a brilliant summary of the Federal Budget? Continue reading

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19-May-2021 YBM

How will the Federal Budget affect you?

During this year’s Federal Budget announcement Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated
“Australia is back!”. The Budget proposes positive changes to superannuation, an extension
of the low and middle income tax offsets and a boost to aged care services. Continue reading

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05-May-2021 YBM

Tax Time Toolkit for Retail Workers

Find out what you can claim this year as a retail worker. Continue reading

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15-Apr-2021 YBM

Funding your retirement – the majority of Aussies cannot rely on Super alone

Around 1.7 million Australians over the age of 70 have no superannuation. Don’t be left short in your retirement. Come see us now. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2021 YBM

Single Touch Payroll changes from 1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, small employers will commence to report for closely held payees, and the quarterly exemption for micro employers will generally cease. This article summarises the ATO guidance. Continue reading

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17-Mar-2021 YBM

Fight the flight

Even in volatile markets, the fundamental tenets of good investment remain unchanged: Quality assets, quality structures and quality management. Continue reading

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11-Mar-2021 YBM

Ladies, make your money work harder!

Growing the money pot doesn’t mean you have to work harder – you can make your money work harder for you. Continue reading

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10-Feb-2021 YBM

AgriStarter loan offers support to new farm business owners.

Succession loans and first farmer loans are now available through the ArgiStarter loan to enable new and established farmers to achieve their agribusiness goals. Continue reading

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06-Jan-2021 YBM

One of our greatest strengths

Being a member firm of the Walker Wayland Australasia network connects YBM to other independent firms who are driven by similar values. Continue reading

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23-Dec-2020 YBM

YBM’s Christmas Message

YBM wishes all of our clients a happy and safe holiday period and are looking forward to seeing you all in 2021. Continue reading

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21-Dec-2020 YBM

The financial impact of a furry friend

There are over 29 million pets in Australia with approximately 61% of households owning one. Continue reading

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16-Dec-2020 YBM

Do you have more than one super account?

There are 10 million Australians with a super account, and more than 36% of those hold more than one. Continue reading

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11-Dec-2020 YBM

Youth Allowance Fact Sheet

Youth Allowance. Who’s eligible and who’s not. Continue reading

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03-Dec-2020 YBM

NSW Budget 2020/2021

A budget tailored to business recovery and job growth in an effort to stimulate household recovery. Continue reading

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12-Nov-2020 YBM

The Regional Job Creation Fund – A great opportunity for Central West businesses.

Now’s the time to expand your business and take on that new project with new funding available for job-creating projects. Continue reading

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04-Nov-2020 YBM

HomeBuilder Grant – the deadline is approaching.

The December 31st deadline is approaching fast. Find out if you are eligible. Continue reading

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29-Oct-2020 YBM

50% subsidies are now more readily available for apprentices and trainees!

The apprentice and trainee subsidy has been extended and expanded to include more businesses. Continue reading

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20-Oct-2020 YBM

Businesses in the Central West are perfectly positioned to make the most of export opportunities…

The Central West is perfectly located to access the abundance of overseas markets. Continue reading

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12-Oct-2020 YBM

The Federal Budget 2020-21 and what it means for you…

With this years budget, the Federal Government has just announced the largest projected budget deficit since World War II.
Find out how this record spending benefits you. Continue reading

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03-Sep-2020 YBM

Covid-19, September 2020 – What are the changes to JobKeeper and other stimulus, and what you can do to help your business navigate a way through.

The Federal Government stimulus is changing at the end of this month. Find out what’s changing and what you can do to help your business adjust Continue reading

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30-Jul-2020 YBM

Tax time made easier with YBM

Find out how we can help you maximise your tax return and gain expert guidance through our new processing channels. For further information and assistance in completing your tax return. Please contact us today. Orange02 6362 1533Email us27 Sale St(PO … Continue reading

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23-Jul-2020 YBM

Jobkeeper 2.0. What changes after 28 September.

The Federal Government have extended Jobkeeper into 2021, but with tighter access and reduced rates. Continue reading

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20-Jul-2020 YBM

Farm subsidies and drought assistance. What support is still available for eligible farming businesses.

A number of changes and some important deadlines, but there is still support available for eligible farming businesses… Continue reading

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08-Jul-2020 YBM

Tax tips when you’re working from home.

The ATO’s new Shortcut Method has been designed to help people working from home claim quickly and easily during the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading

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17-Jun-2020 YBM

Could ‘covid-recovery’ be as simple as a cash flow budget?

A cash flow budget is a very important place to start your Covid-19 recovery. Continue reading

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04-Jun-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – up to $25,000 grants for home builders and renovators.

‘HomeBuilder’, the government’s COVID-19 stimulus for the construction industry, opens today! Continue reading

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20-May-2020 YBM

Support our team and set us a challenge!

Our dedicated team are keen for you a set them a challenge to help raise money for MS. As many of our friends and clients are well aware, we love clocking up the kilometres for a good cause! So, this … Continue reading

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22-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – JobKeeper Nitty Gritty

Further clarification on the $130 billion helping hand for businesses and their employees Continue reading

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15-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – How to claim your JobKeeper payment

A simple guide for businesses that explains how and when to claim. Continue reading

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14-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – Working from home

An explanation of what you can claim from the tax office while working from home. Continue reading

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03-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – NSW government grants for battling businesses

Grants of up to $10,000 to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling the effects of COVID-19 Continue reading

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03-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Changes to SMSFs

As part of the response to COVID-19, the ATO has announced some potential relief for a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) that rents a commercial property to a related party’s business. Continue reading

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31-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – JobKeeper payments

A $130 billion helping hand for businesses and their employees Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Full details of economic response

A complete overview of the Federal Governments support package. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Social Security & JobSeeker Payments

The JobSeeker Payment has been expanded to include sole traders, the self-employed, casual workers and contract workers who meet the income tests as a result of the economic downturn due to the coronavirus. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Collaboration with banks to boost working capital

Businesses getting bank loans to tide them over and boost their working capital will now have 50% guaranteed by the government and a repayment holiday of 6 months. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Instant asset write off

Its official! The instant asset write-off for this financial year is now $150,000 and the eligibility has been expanded. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – ATO assistance offering

For taxpayers having financial difficulties as a result of the economic downturn caused by Coronavirus, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will provide support. This includes more time to pay their tax debt and payment plans that may have zero or low interest. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Superannuation

As part of the new Economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced on 22 March 2020, early access to superannuation may be available to those affected by COVID-19. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Cash stimulus for employers

Phase two of the Federal Government stimulus package includes measures to boost cashflow for employers to help retain staff and keep operating. This applies to businesses and Not-for-profit entities. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Apprentice and Trainee Subsidy

YBM have put together a simple explanation of who can claim, what you can claim and how. Continue reading

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21-Mar-2020 YBM

Making the top 1%! Why making the AFR’s Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia is a big deal.

YBM’s inclusion into the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Top 100 Accounting Firms 2019 confirms YBM’s position as one of the top regional accounting firms in Australia.

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19-Mar-2020 YBM

How to stay connected to a remote workforce

More and more workplaces are switching to remote working. The key to success in this way of working is staying connected to your employees. Continue reading

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18-Mar-2020 YBM

YBM Approach to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we wanted to update our clients, friends and the community. Continue reading

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13-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Government Economic Response

A $17 billion package has been announced in response to the expected downturn in the Australian economy as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

This support package delivers good news for 3.5 million businesses and around 6.5 million lower income Australians. Continue reading

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12-Mar-2020 YBM

Today’s a great day to plan how to grow your business!

Now is the time to plan your business strategies for the rest of this year and next. How YBM can help you with that. Continue reading

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28-Feb-2020 YBM

Coronavirus now infecting stockmarkets

With the increasing spread of Coronavirus, markets are getting very nervous about the disruptive impact this virus will have on the world economy. Continue reading

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18-Feb-2019 YBM

Single Touch Payroll: What do you need to know as an employer

With Single Touch Payroll set to become mandatory for all employers in a matter of months, we’re here to keep you updated updated on the latest developments and how to be compliant. Continue reading

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10-Feb-2019 YBM

New Year, New Scam

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning taxpayers to be alert for scammers impersonating the ATO, as they change tactics in 2019. Continue reading

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04-Feb-2019 YBM

Is your business ready for single touch payroll?

Single touch payroll is a change to the way businesses report their employees’ tax and superannuation information to the ATO. From July 1, it will be mandatory for all businesses to use an electronic payroll program that enables their business to electronically report payroll information. Continue reading

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28-Nov-2018 YBM

Shutting down over Christmas and New Year?

The end of 2018 is fast approaching. It’s time to start thinking about what happens over Christmas and New Year. Many businesses shut down or run on skeleton staff over the holiday period. In this blog, find out how this affects pay and leave. Continue reading

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10-Oct-2018 YBM

Two-Step Authentication to Keep your Data Safe

Is your data protected? New regulations for the transfer of data and software security have certainly brought this to front of mind, and not without frustration. This year has seen a significant increase in all things data security, and we all have no choice but to comply. Continue reading