Entries by Juilee Sathe

Director Identification Number – A permanent identifier under new laws

The Australian Federal Government has implemented legislation to combat illegal phoenix activities by company controllers which includes the requirement for company directors to obtain a Director Identification Number (DIN). Applying for DIN An ‘eligible officer’ (a director, alternate director or any other officer of a registered body of a kind prescribed by regulations) must apply […]

Explanatory Memorandum – July 2020

Tax time 2020 is here Don’t jump the gun and lodge too early Tax time 2020 is here, but it’s likely to be anything but routine. Many individuals on reduced income or have increased deductions may be eager to lodge their income tax returns early to get their hands on a refund. However, the ATO […]

Client Alert – July 2020

Tax time 2020 is here Don’t jump the gun and lodge too early Tax time 2020 is here, but it’s likely to be anything but routine. Many individuals on reduced income or have increased deductions may be eager to lodge their income tax returns early to get their hands on a refund. However, the ATO […]

Explanatory Memorandum – June 2020

Treasury revises down estimated JobKeeper cost by $60 billion The ATO and Treasury have released a joint statement advising that the previous estimate of the number of employers who would access the JobKeeper program was significantly overstated. Treasury now estimates the number of employees likely to be covered under the JobKeeper program to be around 3.5 million […]

Client Alert – June 2020

Treasury revises down estimated JobKeeper cost by $60 billion The ATO and Treasury have released a joint statement advising that the previous estimate of the number of employers who would access the JobKeeper program was significantly overstated. Treasury now estimates the number of employees covered under the JobKeeper program to be around 3.5 million (down from a […]

Being ‘stood down’ is not being sacked

Accountants are fielding lots of questions in the COVID-19 shutdown. One of the most confusing is about standing down staff. IN BRIEF – While being ‘stood down’ sounds like a retrenchment or redundancy, it is not the same. Standing down measures are being used to try to save companies from going under and, ultimately, retain […]

Explanatory Memorandum – April 2020

Coronavirus cash flow boost payments explained As a part of the second round of economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has legislated a measure to boost cash flow for employers. Put simply, the cash flow boost payments are intended to support employment by providing Federal support for employers through the […]

Client Alert – April 2020

Coronavirus cash flow boost payments explained As of the second round of economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has legislated a measure to boost cash flow for employers. However, small to medium employers who intend to claim the “cash flow boost payment” in the hope of receiving an injection of […]

Explanatory Memorandum – March 2020

Super guarantee loophole closed A superannuation guarantee loophole that allowed employers to use salary sacrificed contributions to make up part of their required super guarantee contributions has been closed. From 1 January 2020, employers must make the full amount of mandatory super guarantee contributions and cannot use salary-sacrificed amounts to reduce those mandatory contributions. Depending […]