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To the tax professionals supporting Aussie businesses

At The Tax Institute, we sincerely believe that our economy, our local businesses and the Australian community would have fared far worse during COVID-19 if not for the efforts of dedicated tax...

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JobKeeper: modified decline in turnover test for certain group structures

The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payment and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No.2) of 2020 (the Amending Rules) refines and clarifies elements of the JobKeeper scheme to ensure that it most...

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Health and wellbeing tools for the tax community during COVID-19

Partway through June, COVID-19 restrictions have eased somewhat. Australians are able to connect with friends and family in small groups and many businesses are re-opening and getting back to work...

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JobKeeper key dates & payroll cycles

Since the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Rules 2020 (the JobKeeper Rules) were registered on 9 April 2020, there has been confusion among many accountants, tax...

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JobKeeper: determining decline in turnover using cash or accruals

There has been some confusion around the correct basis for determining the decline in turnover when applying the basic turnover test for the JobKeeper Scheme due, in part, to the reference to ‘cash...

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Service entities, charities, all ‘eligible employees’ in: further clarity on the JobKeeper Scheme

The Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, has further clarified how the JobKeeper Payment scheme will apply in particular circumstances, including:

Employees employed through a special purpose...

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How to apply for JobKeeper payments if you’re affected by COVID-19

From today, 20 April 2020, Australian businesses facing the economic fallout of COVID-19 can now apply for JobKeeper payments for eligible employees.

The ATO has released comprehensive guides on...

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Tax Talks: Bob Deutsch reviews current COVID-19 stimulus measures

The Tax Institute Senior Tax Counsel, Bob Deutsch, joined the hosts of the Tax Talks podcast to review the COVID-19 stimulus packages currently in play, and to discuss the JobKeeper payment scheme...

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ASIC: Tax agents can provide advice on early superannuation release amid COVID-19

ASIC has announced three temporary relief measures regarding financial advice, including that registered tax agents can now offer existing clients limited financial advice about the early access to...

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How we’re advocating for the tax community during COVID-19

One of the important things we do at The Tax Institute is to advocate for our members and the entire tax profession, by working with lawmakers, the Federal Treasury and the ATO. With the Australian...

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