ATO Small Business Newsroom – April


Help to keep up with the ATO.


A broad range of Calculators – Resources


These calculators, along with videos that explain accounting ideas, latest news articles, an easy to use file transfer system, and a portfolio management portal make our website a great place to keep up-to-date and obtain help on many of your financial questions. *


ATO data-matching: JobMaker


Data collected will be used to identify compliance issues in relation to JobMaker.


JobMaker Hiring Credit rules and reporting


In the next few months, businesses that are seeking to employ additional workers but still need a bit of help can now apply for the JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme. 


‘Penalties will resume’: ATO flips the switch on debt recovery


Taxpayers falling behind on tax debts and lodgement obligations can soon expect contact from the ATO as it confirms the resumption of its compliance activities in the wake of JobKeeper ending.


ATO chases $172bn in undeclared contractor income


The ATO has warned businesses to come clean on $172 billion worth of payments to contractors as it cracks down on non-compliance with the taxable payments reporting system.


Small businesses: don’t forget your FBT concessions


If you own a small business still recovering from the COVID-19 induced downturn, remember that you can take advantage of FBT concessions to lower the amount of FBT you may need to pay. 


5 strategies for successful ‘work from home’ policies

As Australian businesses implement work from home arrangements as part of their business contingency plans, managers need to consider how to accommodate telecommuting arrangements without sacrificing productivity and team dynamics, says one recruitment firm.