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…
JOBKEEPER 2.0 ANNOUNCEMENT

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…
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…
The Garis Group shares information on the $150k instant asset write-off which has now been extended for 6 months

COVID-19 | $150k instant asset write-off extended for 6 months

The $150,000 instant asset write-off has now been extended until the end of the year as the government looks to spur businesses to invest. The instant asset write-off threshold of $150,000 for businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million will now be extended to 31 December 2020. The extension, estimated to cost $300 million…
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…
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…
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