JobKeeper extension’s alternative turnover tests

The extension of the JobKeeper scheme is now based on current GST turnover, not projected turnover. The basic test compares year-on year turnover. If there were events or circumstances outside the usual business settings that resulted in your relevant comparison period in 2019 (September or December 2019 quarter) not being appropriate, then an alternative test may apply.

Rounding of GST where fractions of a cent result

The ATO has devised special rounding conventions where an amount of GST includes a fraction of a cent. Although it labels these conventions “rules”

The investment option that can hide unexpected GST

New residential property is a popular investment for many, and can be especially so for self-managed superannuation funds, however the ATO is concerned that not every investor in residential property is fully aware that it is an option that may bring with it unexpected GST obligations.

ATO’s cyber safety checklist

Scammers never seem to rest, with even the latest JobKeeper iteration coming in for some scam treatment.

What the “full expensing” write-off deduction means for business

The Federal Budget measure of allowing businesses to fully write-off eligible assets is a boon to Australian businesses, even though the measure is temporary.

Lodgement Rates and Thresholds 2020/21 Budget Changes

Please find for your reference a link to comprehensive tax rates and thresholds, updated to reflect changes announced in the 2020/21 Federal Budget.

Road to recovery - Budget 2020 - 21

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SMSF regulations to allow six members under new legislation

A bill has been introduced into Parliament that partially implements a measure to allow an increase in the maximum number of allowable members in self-managed superannuation funds and small APRA funds from four to six.

Electronic execution of documents during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted state and territory governments to temporarily ease the manner in which documents are executed.

Fears of Div 7A danger from COVID-relaxed loan repayments unfounded

The ATO has clarified its position regarding loans, and the repayments of loans that may have been put on hold for the period that COVID-19 has a grip on the economy and our lives.

New data matching programs initiated by the Federal Government

Over the first quarter of this financial year, the government has initiated two new data matching programs, using data that the ATO holds.

JobKeeper rules, conditions and payment rates have changed

Legislation has been put in place to extend the JobKeeper scheme beyond its original sunset date, although the rates of payment and certain other details have been altered.