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New FBT rules for tradies and their utes

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has made a change to the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) guidelines, set to take affect for the 2019 FBT year and beyond, that will give businesses that supply employees with utes and vans a prescriptive method to apply to get an exemption to FBT. It is a change from the previous “minor, infrequent and irregular use” test that has been in place.
MPGA supports security of payment for plumbing contractors

MPGA supports security of payment for plumbing contractors

The Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia (Union of Employers) (MPGA) has been participating in workshops at both State and National levels. Security of payments is a key issue among plumbers as they are generally subcontractors and reliant on payment from head contractors for cash flow to maintain their businesses.

What the State and Federal Budgets mean for plumbers

What the State and Federal Budgets mean for plumbers

The State and Federal Governments delivered their 2018 Budgets recently. Not many of us have the time or inclination to sift through the hundreds of pages of government-speak to discover how we might win or lose, so here’s a quick guide to some of the key positives and negatives.  

MPGA fronts PCH inquiry, sets up product group

AFTER more than 12 months of the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association maintaining the lead contamination issue at the new Perth Children’s Hospital was due to faulty or non-compliant products, the State Government is paying attention.

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