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…
COVID-19 | Important: JobKeeper Eligibility Dates Updated

COVID-19 | Important: JobKeeper Eligibility Dates Updated

The JobKeeper 1 July eligibility changes are now in effect, which could see staff employed by 1st July now eligible for JobKeeper, an extension from the previous 1st of March reference date. Employers have been given until the end of the month to satisfy the wage condition. The amendments apply from 3 August, the start of JobKeeper…
ATO JobKeeper Audits of Employer Obligations

COVID-19 | Incoming ATO Audits Tipped to Focus on JobKeeper, Employer Obligations

JobKeeper audits are expected to go on for two years, while the ATO’s scrutiny of employer obligations is set to continue over the next 12 months, says one audit insurance provider. Accountancy Insurance director Roman Kaczynski noted that while ATO audit activity is significantly down on previous years due to COVID-19, JobKeeper reviews have continued…
Small Business Owner on the phone and computer looking for help during COVID-19

COVID-19 | What Now? Where to Get Help If You Need It

Help for Business JobKeeper 2.0 The Government has announced further changes to the JobKeeper scheme. The good news is that employees that missed out on JobKeeper because they were not employed on 1 March 2020 might now be eligible. The proposed changes would enable employees employed on 1 July 2020 to receive JobKeeper payments from…
JobKeeper 2.0 The New Requirements

COVID-19 | JobKeeper 2.0 The New Requirements

Between April to May 2020, JobKeeper was taken up by 920,000 organisations and around 3.5million individuals – 30% of pre-Coronavirus private sector employment.   There have been a number of Government announcements on JobKeeper that impact on business and employee eligibility. Employees that previously failed the JobKeeper eligibility test as they were not employed on…
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…
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