CASH FLOW BOOSTS
The cash flow boosts for employers are tax free payments which, nevertheless, represent reportable income for accounting purposes, but are not assessable income for tax purposes, for the recipient employer, self employed
COMPANY TAX RATES
The 2019/2020 company tax rate of 27.5% for “base rate”entities (turnover less than $25m, passive income less than 80%) falls in 2020/2021 to 26% and in the following 2021/2022 year to 25%.
EARLY ACCESS TO SUPERANNUATION
There are no tax implications for the “early access $10,000” coronavirus measures, and access now extended to 31 December 2020.
The support payments to employers and the self-employed are assessable income for employers and the self-employed, and subsequent payments of Jobkeeper to employees are also assessable.
From 1 July 2019 payments to employees, directors, contractors are only deductible if the PAYG withholding obligations as to payment and ATO reporting have been met.
WORKING FROM HOME
The shortcut claiming method of 80c/hour available from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 has now been extended into the 2020/2021 financial year, to 30 September 2020.
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