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April 2021 Newsletter

JobKeeper Comes To An End
ATO Loses Case On JobKeeper And Backdated ABNs
First Criminal Conviction For JobKeeper Fraud
ATO's Taxable Payments Reporting System Update
FBT Rates And Thresholds For The 2021/22 FBT Year
Warning Regarding New Illegal Retirement Planning Scheme
New Succession Planning Guide For Family Businesses

March 2021 Newsletter

Changes to STP Reporting Concessions from 1 July 2021
   - Closely Held Payees (Small Employers)
     - Micro Employers
Paper PAYG and GST Quarterly Instalment Notices
Avoiding Disqualification from SG Amnesty

January/February 2021 Newsletter

New Measures Applying From 1 January 2021
Shortcut Rate For Claiming Home Office Expenses Extended
AAT Decision On JobKeeper And Backdated ABNs
SMSF Related Party Rental Income Deferrals Due To COVID‑19
ATO Data‑Matching Programs
JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme: Claims Open From 1 February 2021
Cash Payment Limit Bill Shelved

December 2020 Newsletter

JobMaker Hiring Credit Passed
ATO Visa Data Matching Program
Improvements To Be Made To Full Expensing Measure
How To Avoid Getting Dodgy Advice
STP Data-Sharing With Services Australia
Proposed FBT Exemption - Retraining And Reskilling
Getting The Margin Scheme Right

November 2020 Newsletter

Tax cuts pass Parliament
Employers need to apply recent tax cuts as soon as possible
Deferrals of interest due to COVID-19
Simplified home office expense deduction claims due to COVID-19
Companies holding meetings and signing documents electronically
COVID-19 and loss utilisation
Employees on JobKeeper can satisfy the ‘work test’

October 2020 Newsletter

Special COVID-19 Superannuation Condition of Release Extended
Deduction for work-related vehicle expenses disallowed
Tax treatment of JobKeeper Payments

September 2020 Newsletter

Superannuation guarantee rate increase update
Superannuation guarantee amnesty ends 7 September 2020
Expanded eligible employee definition for JobKeeper
JobKeeper 2.0 - tweaks to the 'Decline in Turnover' Tests

August 2020 Newsletter

Extension of the JobKeeper Payment
     - Extended JobKeeper Payment Rates
     - Additional New Turnover Tests
80 cents per hour 'shortcut' method for home office expenses has been extended

July 2020 Newsletter

Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No 3) Bill 2020
Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No 3) Bill 2019
Regulations confirm no SG obligation on JobKeeper payments where work is not performed
COVID-19 and Division 7A relief

May 2020 Newsletter

Coronavirus: Government’s JobKeeper Payment
Shortcut method to claim deductions if working from home
SMSFs may be able to offer rental relief to related party tenants
ATO reminder about salary packaged super

April 2020 Newsletter

Coronavirus: Government announces new tax measures
ATO's support measures to assist those affected by COVID-19
New laws can make directors personally liable for GST
New super guarantee amnesty
New vacant land tax measures
ATO on property investments

March 2020 - Coronavirus Special Update

Government’s Stimulus Package in response to the Coronavirus
Income support for individuals
  The new Coronavirus supplement
  Expanding access (and eligibility) to certain income support payments
  Tax-free payments of $750 to eligible recipients
  Early access to superannuation benefits
  Reducing the minimum drawdown amounts for superannuation pensions
  Reducing social security deeming rates
Cash flow assistance for businesses
Boosting cash flow for employers
  Wages subsidies for apprentices and trainees
  Increasing the instant write-off threshold for business assets
  Accelerating depreciation deductions for new assets

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