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New JobKeeper 2.0 Rule Removes ‘Smorgasbord’ of Attribution Options

The new rules regarding the basis of accounting that an entity is required to use in calculating actual GST turnover for JobKeeper 2.0 could now throw up fresh issues for businesses. The Tax Commissioner’s determination issued on Wednesday has now set out that supplies must be allocated to a period on a GST reporting basis,…
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Small Business Support Centre Launches in Newcastle NSW

Small Business Support Centre Launches in Newcastle

The Business Centre will be able to help even more businesses struggling under COVID-19, via the Small Business Recovery Centre, which was launched earlier this month. Thanks to the support of the City of Newcastle, The Small Business Support Centre for six months will offer much needed support to businesses wishing to bounce back. CEO…
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The ATO has extended its relaxed approach to pay-as-you-go instalment variations to the new financial year, with businesses urged to undertake a first-quarter check-up

ATO Extends Relaxed Approach to PAYG Instalment Variations to New Financial Year

The ATO has extended its relaxed approach to pay-as-you-go instalment variations to the new financial year, with businesses urged to undertake a first-quarter check-up. In light of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the ATO has announced that it will not apply penalties or interest for excessive PAYG variations in the 2020–21 financial year, continuing its approach…
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ATO assistant commissioner Sylvia Gallagher

ATO kicks off ‘soft’ debt collection restart

The ATO has launched a soft restart of its debt and lodgement activities as it looks to re-engage with businesses. Apart from Victoria, where businesses are working towards a staged reopening plan, the ATO has begun reaching out to businesses in other parts of the country as part of its debt intervention activity restart after such…
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Senate Passes JobKeeper 2.0 Legislation

JobKeeper 2.0 Legislation Passed

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JobKeeper 2.0 legislation has now passed both houses, with minor amendments that will ensure accountants are entrusted with issuing the 10 per cent decline in turnover certificate. The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 was passed by the Senate on Tuesday after minor technical changes were approved. The bill extends the historic…
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Employer and Employee Working out the new JobKeeper payment

JobKeeper Alert

With the employee test date for JobKeeper moved to 1 July 2020, some additional employees might have become eligible for JobKeeper. The August JobKeeper monthly business declaration is due by 14 September and is different to the previous form as it covers three JobKeeper fortnights. Employers need to ensure that they identify all additional employees…
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Has COVID-19 Devalued Your Business?

Has COVID-19 Devalued your Business?

If you are selling your business, merging, acquiring, or inviting in new investors, you need to understand the value of your business. But, to what degree does the pandemic impact on value? Should you discount or hold firm to pre COVID-19 performance on the basis that ‘we’re going to come out of it eventually’? Fair…
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COVID-19 SMSF Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Self Managed Super Funds FAQ

If the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your self managed super fund or its members, these FAQ may be helpful. Signature Requirements for Financial Statements Question: I usually attend my accountant’s premises to sign my SMSF’s financial statements. However, I am unable to attend in person to sign them this year due to COVID-19. How can…
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Female working from Home due to COVID-19

Working from Home during COVID-19

We understand that due to COVID-19 your working arrangements may have changed. If you have been working from home, you may have expenses you can claim a deduction for at tax time. Tracking these expenses can be challenging, so we have introduced a temporary shortcut method. It’s a simple way to calculate these expenses with…
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