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State of Tax Policy Report: July 2021

The last 18 months has been an incredibly busy time for everyone in the tax and accounting professions. Keeping up to date with changing legislation can be a challenge all of its own.

Our State of...

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2021 COVID-19 support package: what you need to know

A significant COVID-19 support package for households and businesses valued at $5.1 billion was jointly announced by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and the...

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Cash flow boost: working with trustee resolutions and franking returns

You may not have even thought to draw a link between the COVID-19 economic stimulus measure, the cash flow boost (CFB), and the preparation of trustee resolutions or the possible requirement to...

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COVID-19 Victorian land tax relief measures for Victorian landlords

Towards the end of 2020, the Victorian Government announced the extension of land tax relief measures as part of its efforts to help the State recover from the financial impact of COVID-19. These...

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Decision in Apted and FC of T

 

Some of you may have read or heard about the AAT case, Apted and Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2020] AATA 5139 handed down on 21 December 2020 regarding JobKeeper eligibility and whether an...

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State of Tax Policy Report: December 2020

It’s a mammoth task to keep up to date with the status of different pieces of tax legislation even at the best of times. This year, it might simply feel like an impossible task. That’s where our ...

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Recommended read: Tax effects of COVID-19 cash flow boosts

This year, there have been a number of stimulus measures for tax practitioners to keep up with, as our regulators and Government respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these was the cash flow...

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JobMaker Hiring Credit: your complete guide

Registrations are now open for the Federal Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme (JobMaker), an incentive for Australian businesses to employ job seekers aged between 16–35 years. Eligible...

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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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