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How does the ATO obtain taxpayer information?

The ATO's power to access taxpayer information The ATO’s wide-ranging formal and informal information gathering powers are supported by an arsenal of powerful computers, connections with other government bodies and an array of sanctions to assure cooperation, which...

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JobKeeper – new rules and ATO guidance

Background The Banter Blog article titled The JobKeeper Payment, published on 17 April 2020, outlined the operation of the Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment scheme which was enacted on 9 April 2020 (the Coronavirus Economic Response Package...

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The JobKeeper Payment

The Federal Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper payment package is the largest financial package in Australia’s history to assist businesses with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID–19) pandemic.

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The Coronavirus economic stimulus package

Editor's note: On Thursday, 2 April, we conducted a webinar, hosted by Senior Tax Trainer Robyn Jacobson, on the implications of this package. Click here for more information and to register for a copy of the recording. Background The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

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An appreciation of depreciation

Background  A key module in TaxBanter’s Tax Fundamentals program is Capital Allowances. There is an array of different thresholds, applicable dates, calculation methods and hidden peculiarities throughout the provisions. Given depreciation deductions are as relevant...

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