JobKeeper overpayments On 31 July 2020, the ATO released guidance in a fact sheet titled ‘JobKeeper overpayments’ (QC 63309) in relation to how it intends to administer overpayments of JobKeeper payments. An entity has received an overpayment if it had...
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Tax Yak – Episode 47: Division 7A Subdivision DB, Section 109 Q and common Division 7A tricks and traps
In this episode of Tax Yak, George Housakos yaks with Arthur Athanasiou, Tax Partner at Thomson Geer, about Division 7A. Arthur takes us on a deep dive into the Division 7A relief as they are increasingly relevant to our tax yak audience due to impact of COVID-19. He also provides some timely reminders to tax practitioners.
Host: George Housakos
Guests: Arthur Athanasiou, Tax Partner @ Thomson Geer
Recorded: 27 July 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, Neil Jones yaks with The Honorable Michael Sukkar MP about the Government’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It was only in December 2019 that the MYEFO was handed down; Australia was planning to return to surplus, and the Federal Budget was scheduled for May. How has 2020 unfolded from the Government’s perspective and what does the future hold in tax?
Host: Neil Jones
Guests: The Honorable Michael Sukkar MP – Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer, Liberal Party and Member for Deakin Victoria in the Morrison Federal Government
Recorded: 28 July 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, a number of our Senior Tax Trainers gather to correct some of the misinformation around Work Related Expenses (WRE). They also discuss important changes to making WRE claims, and explain what can and cannot be claimed. A useful reminder for Accountants and Taxpayers alike.
Host: Lynne Gibson
Guests: Lee-Ann Hayes and Jenny Daborn
Recorded: 17 July 2020
Check out our Banter Blog covering further info on WRE here.
How different is the Singapore Taxation system from the Australian Taxation System? In this episode of Tax Yak, Lee and the Michaels yak with Adrian Sham to understand the workings of the Singapore Tax System.
The discussion covers a broad introduction of the Singapore Taxation system, including the basis of the law, tax treatment of different income items, tax rates, types of taxes, policy making, engagement with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the working and taxation of the Singapore retirement fund.
The podcast concludes with another round of TaxBanter Trivia.
Hosts: Lee-Ann Hayes, Michael Bode, Michael Messner
Guest: Adrian Sham, Director of Taxation Services @ Grant Thornton Singapore
Recorded: 6 July 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, the Michaels yak with Ollie Visser about about his experience in public practice and now as a CFO of a large firm. The discussion covers client relationship management and how to improve the relationship with clients. Further Ollie and the Michaels discuss how clients best utilise their accountant to make decisions and mitigate risk. Finally, the group discusses recent changes in the business landscape due to COVID 19 and how this might affect public practice in the long term. The podcast concludes with a head to head between Ollie and Michael Bode in another round of TaxBanter Trivia.
Hosts: Michael Bode, Michael Messner
Guest: Ollie Visser, CFO @ Video Pro Group
Recorded: 28 May 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, Michael Doran of TaxEd speaks with Jennifer Moltisanti of the Australian Taxation Office about the range of economic stimulus measures to support Not-for-profits. This episode will assist accounting practitioners to manage tax related matters for their NFP and charity clients, including eligibility, enrolment and reporting for the JobKeeper payment scheme.
Host: Michael Doran
Guest: Jennifer Moltisanti, Assistant Commissioner, Not-for-Profit Centre and Government
Recorded: 28 May 2020
Lee and the two Michaels discuss when an eligible business participant under Jobkeeper legislation could in fact be an employee and what the consequences, advantages and disadvantages of this would be. They discuss the underlying legislation, applicable case law, rulings and the potential approach from the ATO on this matter.
To finish off the episode they engage to see who takes the tax trivia crown for this episode.
Host: Michael Bode
Guest: Lee-Ann Hayes and Michael Messner, Senior Tax Trainers
Recorded: 15 May 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, Nicole Rowan does not yak about tax, but instead about employment law issues arising from COVID-19 and specifically from the JobKeeper scheme. Patrick Turner from Maurice Blackburn joins this Yak to provide a useful overview of current employment law issues and to answer your questions to help employers navigate these difficult times and stay within the law.
Host: Nicole Rowan
Guest: Patrick Turner, Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn
Recorded: 30 April 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, Robyn yaks with fellow TaxBanter trainer, Nicole Rowan, about the JobKeeper scheme, including eligibility, the ATO’s administrative approach and the proposed amendments.
Host: Robyn Jacobson
Guests: Nicole Rowan
Recorded: 27 April 2020
In this episode of Tax Yak, Robyn yaks with international tax lawyer and Director of Private Client Services (International) at Andersen, Marsha Laine Dungog, and her colleague, Managing Director of Andersen, Al Nuñez, about the response of the Australian and US Governments to the COVID–19 pandemic as they compare the two countries’ economic stimulus packages.
Host: Robyn Jacobson
Guests: Marsha Laine Dungog and Al Nuñez
Recorded: 9 April 2020