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ATO offers support to businesses affected by COVID-19

- March 12, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will implement a series of administrative measures to assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan is encouraging businesses impacted by the coronavirus to get in touch with the ATO to discuss relief options. “We know that many businesses and communities… Read more »

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ATO says it’s time for businesses to move to myGovID

- February 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

If you use the ATO’s Business Portal, now is the time to set up your myGovID as the government prepares to phase out AUSkey. On 27 March, the ATO and 26 other government agencies will retire the decade-old AUSkey and the Manage ABN Connections login credentials. This means anyone who uses the ATO’s Business Portal… Read more »

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ATO pledges tax relief for bushfire affected communities

- January 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan today announced that he has extended a package of tax assistance for people impacted by the recent devastating bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania as part of the whole-of-government response to the disaster. Approximately three and a half million businesses, individuals, and self-managed superannuation… Read more »

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ATO warns of scammers targeting small business

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is alerting small business owners and individuals to beware of scammers taking advantage of tax payment deadlines to con people into paying out funds. Historically the period from November to January is the peak time for cybercriminals to hit unsuspecting businesses. The ATO reports over $2 million was lost by… Read more »

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The news you need to know: November 4 2019

- November 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Did you miss today’s news? Check out the latest headlines that matter to small business owners with our daily briefs. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, November 4 2019. Government plans independent review program for ATO complaints Following record complaints against the ATO, taxpayers and small business owners could get a fairer deal… Read more »

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The news you need to know: October 24 2019

- October 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Check-in on the news that matters to small business owners as we unpack today’s headlines. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, October 24 2019. Westpac remediation and misconduct costs to hit $2billion Finance analysts are tipping Westpac’s remediation costs following the fallout of the Royal Commission are set to hit $2 billion as… Read more »

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The news you need to know: October 18, 2019

- October 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

Catch up on today’s headlines as we break down the news small business owners need to know on Friday, October 18, 2019. ATO warns taxpayers to lodge before October 31 deadline The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is calling for people to lodge their tax returns by the October 31 deadline or miss out on refunds.… Read more »

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The news you need to know: September 12 2019

- September 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Skipped today’s headlines? Don’t stress. Catch up on all the news that matters to small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on  Thursday, September 12, 2019. ATO to go after super nonpayers The ATO has announced plans to go after 25,000 employers that are failing to pay their employees super. However, Industry Super… Read more »

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The news you need to know: August 29, 2019

- August 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Grab your daily dose of all the news that matters to small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on August 29, 2019. Afterpay shares surge Big news for the buy now pay later finance option Afterpay, with shares up by almost 10 per cent yesterday. The homegrown fintech now has over 5 .2… Read more »