Important notice - COVID-19 update

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,...

JobKeeper – new rules and ATO guidance

Print this article. 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...

The JobKeeper Payment

  Print this article. NOTE: Changes to the JobKeeper rules and new ATO guidance released between 9 April 2020 and 8 May 2020 are outlined in the Banter Blog article titled JobKeeper – new rules and ATO guidance. Background On 9 April 2020, the Coronavirus...

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)...

Tax Practitioners Board proposal to increase CPE requirements

TPB proposal to increase CPE hours The Discussion Paper On 19 February 2020, the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) released a discussion paper titled TPB(DP) D1/2020 Continuing professional education for tax practitioners under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (the...