ATO Loses Case on Jobkeeper And Backdated ABNs

By Warren Kruger / April 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | On 24 March 2021, the Full Federal Court handed down its decision in a case concerned with the requirement that an entity claiming JobKeeper must have had an ABN on 12 March 2020, or a later time allowed by the ATO. The Registrar of the Australian Business Register had reactivated the […]

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First Criminal Conviction for Jobkeeper Fraud

By Warren Kruger / April 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | A person claiming to be a sole trader was convicted of three counts of making a false and misleading statement to the Commissioner of Taxation, in order to receive $6,000 in JobKeeper payments to which he was not entitled, as he was not operating a genuine business and he had already […]

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Jobkeeper Comes to an End

By Warren Kruger / April 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has advised that the final JobKeeper payment will be processed in April 2021. Enrolled businesses do not have to do anything when the program closes, although they will need to complete their final March monthly business declaration by 14 April 2021. Also, once a business is no longer claiming […]

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AAT Decision On Jobkeeper And Backdated ABNs

By Warren Kruger / February 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | On 21 December 2020, the AAT handed down its decision in a case relating to a taxpayer’s eligibility for JobKeeper payments, in circumstances where the Registrar of the Australian Business Register decided to reactivate a previously cancelled ABN after 12 March 2020, with a backdated effective date on or before 12 […]

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JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme: Claims Open From 1 February 2021

By Warren Kruger / February 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The JobMaker Hiring Credit is being administered by the ATO and provides a wage subsidy payment directly to employers as an incentive to employ additional job seekers aged 16 to 35 years. Registrations for the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme opened on 7 December 2020, and claims for the first JobMaker period […]

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Shortcut Rate For Claiming Home Office Expenses Extended

By Warren Kruger / February 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has extended (again) the ability to utilise the “shortcut rate” for claiming home office running expenses to 30 June 2021 (it previously only applied until 31 December 2020). The ATO’s guideline allows certain taxpayers to claim a fixed rate per hour (80 cents per hour) for most additional running […]

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