ATO Cash Flow Boost Measure for Small to Medium sized Businesses

Tax Office Quizzed on Cash-Flow Boost Backlog

The ATO has denied any systemic issues around the processing of the cash-flow boost measure, noting that it only continues to interrogate claims in a “very small number of cases”. It is now understood that a recalibration of the ATO’s dataset over the past weekend should ensure the cash-flow boost payments are processed more smoothly,…
The Garis Group Team

COVID-19 | We Are Back

First and foremost, The Garis Group would like to thank everyone for being so understanding and co-operative during the past few months as we adapted to our new working conditions. No cases of COVID-19 have been detected at The Garis Group office but we are taking further precautions to respond to this unprecedented and evolving…
2020 Tax Planning

2020 Tax Planning | Reduce your 2020 Tax!

With the end of financial year approaching quickly, NOW is the time to discuss with us the actions you can take before 30 June 2020 to reduce your tax and grow your wealth!   For 2020, key priorities are likely to include: Maximising superannuation contributions without exceeding the relevant caps Bringing forward deductible expenses Deferring taxable income Managing…
JobKeeper to address service entities: Josh Frydenberg

COVID-19 | Special Purpose Service Entities Now Included in JobKeeper Scheme

Corporate groups that employ staff in a service entity will now be included in the JobKeeper scheme under a yet-to-be-announced alternate decline in turnover test. Revealed by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday night, the government will now provide an alternate decline in turnover test for the eligibility of special purpose service entities that provide employee…
COVID-19 Australias Major Banks agree to 'Bridging Finance" for JobKeeper Payment

COVID-19 | Major Banks Agree to Provide ‘Bridging Finance’ to Help Businesses

Businesses will be given a leg up by Australia’s major banks through sped-up loans to cover upfront staff wages before the ATO reimburses the $1,500 per fortnight JobKeeper payment each month. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that Australia’s four major banks have now agreed to provide “bridging finance” to help businesses pay their employees before…
ATO issues further guidance for sole traders, trusts, partnerships, companies

COVID-19 | Job Keeper Payment: Further Guidance for Sole Traders, Trusts, Partnerships & Companies

Guidance around JobKeeper eligibility for sole traders and businesses that operate in the form of a company, trust or partnership has now been updated by the ATO. In an ATO update on Thursday, such entities will be eligible if they carried on a business in Australia on 1 March 2020; satisfied the fall in turnover…
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