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24 September 2020

On 23 September 2020, the ATO registered this instrument that sets out seven alternative tests that can be used to determine if the decline in turnover test is satisfied for the purposes of JobKeeper after 28 September 2020, if there is no appropriate relevant comparison period in 2019. This...

23 September 2020

The Federal Treasurer has registered a legislative instrument to allow the extension of the JobKeeper payments scheme through to 28 March 2021 and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued registered three JobKeeper related legislative instruments.

18 September 2020

On 3 September 2020, the legislation extending the JobKeeper payments scheme to 28 March 2021 was enacted, which also included amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) to extend Fair Work Act concessions allowing Jobkeeper recipients after 27 September 2020 to continue to make JobKeeper...

24 August 2020

JobKeeper rules were recently adjusted to make it easier for businesses to access JobKeeper payments including moving the employee reference date for eligibility from 1 March to 1 July 2020. The 31 August 2020 deadline for satisfying the wage condition for newly eligible employees for JobKeeper...

17 August 2020

On 12 August 2020, the ATO released a draft version of its administrative guidance with respect to outbound interest-free loans between related parties, for comment by 14 October 2020.

17 August 2020

On 12 August 2020, the ATO finalised a long awaited taxation ruling and provided administrative guidance that deals with the application of the arm's length debt test (ALDT) contained in the thin capitalisation rules.

07 August 2020

On 7 August 2020 the Treasurer revealed that the recently announced tougher eligibility rules for the second phase of the JobKeeper payment scheme will be eased. Employers will now only have to demonstrate a reduction in turnover in the quarters ending in September and December 2020, compared to...

21 July 2020

On Tuesday 21 July 2020, the Federal Government announced the extension of the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme (previously due to expire on 27 September 2020) until 28 March 2021 but with new rates and reapplication of the turnover tests. The temporary boost to the JobSeeker program will also now...

10 July 2020

The Assistant Treasurer has announced revised start dates for several tax measures, including some for which enabling legislation has yet to be introduced including targeted amendments to the Division 7A rules and removal of the CGT discount at the trust level for Managed Investment Trusts (MITs)...

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