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…
New Financial Year 2020/2021

Happy New Financial Year 2020/2021

To all our valued clients,   Happy New Financial Year!   Naturally as I’m sure you’re all aware the past few months have been incredibly challenging for the community in general. COVID19 has created and continues to create enormous health & economic disruption for individuals and families alike. We recognise that many of our clients…
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…
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,…
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