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JobKeeper payment - do you meet the decline in turnover test?

JobKeeper payment – do you meet the decline in turnover test?

9 April 2020

The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 passed both houses of Parliament on 8 April 2020, containing some further detail on the JobKeeper payment scheme.

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Superannuation guarantee amnesty – ATO supporting employers affected by COVID-19

Superannuation guarantee amnesty – ATO supporting employers affected by COVID-19

8 April 2020

The superannuation guarantee amnesty (SG amnesty) window is currently open. The main risk with the SG amnesty is making a disclosure, but not being able to pay the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) – in which case, the benefits of the amnesty will not apply.

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What to do if COVID-19 has ruined your SMSF's in-house asset ratio? The ATO’s no action position for some cases!

What to do if COVID-19 has ruined your SMSF’s in-house asset ratio? The ATO’s no action position for some cases!

7 April 2020

The market value of many common SMSF assets has plummeted in recent times, which can lead to SMSFs with in house assets breaching the 5% limit. What should these SMSFs do and how will the ATO react?

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COVID-19 - Is your company now an Australian tax resident or do you have a permanent establishment in Australia?

COVID-19 – Is your company now an Australian tax resident or do you have a permanent establishment in Australia?

6 April 2020

COVID-19 has restricted international travel and many Australian citizens have returned to Australia while the world responds to the pandemic.

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