INDUSTRY UPDATES

JobKeeper

 

The ATO has granted an extension until 31 May 2020 to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods.  More information can be found here....

https://www.ato.gov.au/general/jobkeeper-payment/

Contact us for assistance with JobKeeper reporting.

Coronavirus & Fair Work Australia

Keep updated on Fair Work Australia's current stance on workplace entitlements and obligations here...

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases

Single Touch Payroll

STP started from 1 July 2019 for employers with 19 or less employees.  However, the ATO has provided concessions under the following circumstances:-

Micro employers (1–4 employees) who need more time to move to Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting can ask their registered tax or BAS agent to report on their behalf on a quarterly basis. This can continue until 30 June 2021.

Your registered agent must:

  • apply for the concession on your behalf by 28 February 2020.

  • lodge the STP report on your behalf using an STP-enabled solution.

You can lodge yourself (without a registered agent) if you are:

A short video and more info can be found at....

https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Single-Touch-Payroll

MyGovID and Auskey

Auskey is phased out as from 27 March 2020 for accessing government online services and is replaced by myGovID and RAM (Relationship Authorisation Manager). To set up myGovID the app needs to be downloaded onto a mobile device and identification proven by scanning ID documents into the app as a one off procedure.

For further information go to https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Online-services/Accessing-online-services-with-myGovID-and-RAM/

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