Peter Holt Assistant Commissioner for ATO

COVID-19 | Trading Conditions could Lead to more TPAR Businesses: ATO

Businesses such as restaurants and cafés that moved to a delivery service model in response to COVID-19 restrictions have been urged to confirm if they fall into the taxable payments reporting system this year. ATO assistant commissioner Peter Holt said ongoing coronavirus restrictions have seen businesses pivot and contract out more services, potentially capturing these…
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ATO call centre contacting hundreds for eligibility to early access of super

COVID-19 | ‘Hundreds’ to be Contacted in ATO Early Super Compliance Blitz

Hundreds of Australians who applied for the COVID-19 early release of superannuation are set to be queried on their eligibility as the ATO kicks off a pilot compliance program. The ATO will now contact “hundreds” of people who appear to have been ineligible for the early release of super but have gone ahead to raid their…
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Government Extends Early Access to Super for those effected by COVID-19

COVID-19 | Government Extends Early Access to Super

Australians adversely financially affected by COVID-19 will now be given more time to apply for the early release of superannuation. The government’s economic and fiscal update on Thursday has revealed that applications for the COVID-19 early release of super scheme will now be extended to 31 December. Eligible citizens and permanent residents of Australia and…
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COVID-19 | JobKeeper 2.0 Client Guide

“We will do what is practically needed” – Prime Minister Scott Morrison The second tranche of the JobKeeper scheme changes the eligibility test for employers and the method and amount paid to employees. If your business currently receives JobKeeper, your arrangements will generally remain unchanged until 27 September 2020. From 28 September 2020, employers seeking to…
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JobKeeper Latest Information

What You Need to Know Before the JobKeeper Announcement!

Before the JobKeeper and Stimulus review is announced, we thought it might be a good idea to recap on the latest information and headlines! $2.5 BILLION JOB TRAINER PACKAGE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Government has announced the $2.5bn JobTrainer package to retrain, upskill and open new job opportunities. JobTrainer for job seekers and…
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Tax time 2020: ATO homes in on rental deduction claims

Tax Time 2020 | ATO Homes in on Rental Deduction Claims

Rental deduction hotspots for this tax time have now been identified by the ATO as it anticipates a change in claims because of COVID-19 and recent natural disasters. Rental deduction claims continue to be a focus point for the ATO leading into tax time 2020, with the agency doubling its in-depth audits last year on the back…
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