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ATO post-COVID expectations for businesses

In a recent speech, ATO’s Second Commissioner of Client Engagement, Jeremy Hirschhorn, outlined the expectations of businesses during the COVID era and warns against using loopholes to obtain benefits from government stimulus packages. He noted that while companies are largely compliant with 92.5% voluntary compliance at lodgment and 96.3% after compliance activity, the ATO is...
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Budget super reforms on the horizon

More super changes are on the way with the release of draft legislation to implement super reforms announced in the 2020-21 Budget including single default account, best financial interests duty, and tackling fund under-performance. The reforms are designed to ensure that the super system deliver better outcomes for members. Under the proposed rules: employers will be...
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Data-matching program: online selling

Online sellers beware, the ATO has extended its current data-matching program for another 4 years to ensure that businesses and individuals are correctly meeting their registration, lodgment and tax obligations. The current program will affect most sellers on eBay Australia and New Zealand as well as Amazon. It is expected that around 20,000 to 30,000...
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2020-21 NSW Budget: what’s in it for you?

The NSW government has released its 2020-21 Budget amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, a deficit of $16bn is forecast for the 2020-21 financial year, due to an increase in spending in relation to various temporary stimulus to help the economy recover and lower revenues. With these measures in place, the...
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