Brealey Quill Kenny Blogs

BQK Tax Flash – JobMaker – First Claim Period Closes Soon

A reminder to our clients, who are eligible for the JobMaker Hiring Credit (“JobMaker”), that the first claim period closes next Friday, 30 April and must be reported through STP software by next Tuesday, 27 April. Broadly speaking JobMaker may be available if clients have employed new staff who had previously been receiving some form...
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Renew links and authorisations in RAM before they expire

Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) and myGovID were introduced by the ATO around 12 months ago to provide a more secure digital environment to access the Business Portal. In Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM), business links for primary persons and Basic authorisations are only valid for up to 12 months. You’ll receive emails from the ATO reminding...
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ATO Business Portal Replacement

The Business Portal will soon be replaced with the new Online Services for Business – ato.gov.au/OSB With a range of new features, this new service allows you to interact with the ATO in a more contemporary way. Online services for business can be accessed on multiple devices, including smart devices like your phone or tablet....
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Important Reminder to Clients using MYOB AccountRight Online

Our clients who use MYOB AccountRight online are reminded that they must upgrade to the latest version, AccountRight 2021.1 by next Tuesday the 23rd of February. As previous versions are being decommissioned, failure to do the upgrade by this date will mean you are unable to access your MYOB information. Refer this link for further...
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JobKeeper – January to March 2021

The third and at this stage final tranche of Jobkeeper runs from 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021. The requirements are essentially the same as the previous tranches, the main item being the decline in turnover. For clients already enrolled in JobKeeper, to receive payments from 4 January 2021, they need to show actual...
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Mandatory Contact Tracing for WA Businesses

A broad range of WA businesses will need to comply with mandatory contact tracing requirements as part of the latest COVID-19 control measures. The Western Australian Government has announced that from December 5, certain businesses will need to maintain a contact registration system to keep a record of their customers. The Government has launched the...
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JobKeeper 2.0 applies from 28 September 2020

The first tranche of JobKeeper ended on 27 September 2020 (commenced 30 March 2020).  The second tranche runs from 28 September to 3 January 2021 and the third tranche runs from 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021. To access JobKeeper payments fom 28 September 2020, a business must: Meet the extended decline in turnover...
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WA Payroll Tax – JobKeeper Exemption

WA Payroll Tax – Reminder that JobKeeper Subsidised are Wages Exempt A reminder to our clients who are required to pay WA payroll tax that JobKeeper subsidised wages are exempt. This is in addition to the waiver of WA payroll tax for the four months between 1 March and 30 June 2020 (for businesses with...
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JobKeeper Rules Update

Following on from our blog last Friday, the Treasurer released an update to the JobKeeper Rules dealing with new eligible employees which apply from 3 August 2020 onwards. Extended deadline for top-up payments Crucially, the ATO has announced that the deadline for making payments for new eligible employees for JobKeeper fortnights starting on 3 August...
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Further Guidance on JobKeeper 2.0 Changes

Last week we advised of significant changes to the JobKeeper 2.0 scheme, being the removal of the June quarter from the decline in turnover test, and a new test date of 1 July, 2020 for eligible employees. With regard to eligible employees, the effective date of this change will be 3 August 2020, so will...
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