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21 May 2020 ATO News

Employees' frequently asked JobKeeper questions

This page provides answers to some common JobKeeper questions from employees.

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Open consultation

The ATO invites participants to take part in their open consultation. To participate, email the contact person listed for the relevant item or follow instructions outlined by the ATO.

To learn more about how to have your say click here.

2020 Completed matters

The ATO has updated a list of consultation matters registered in 2020 that have been completed or actioned through other processes.

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Notification of a deceased person

You can officially notify the ATO of a person's death and inform them who has been appointed to act on behalf of the deceased estate.

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Online access to deceased estate information

The use of the Commissioner's Remedial Power to expand access to deceased estate information to appointed agents of executors and administrators of estates, has come into effect as of 15 May 2020.

This means a registered tax or BAS agent can now access a deceased person’s information if you are nominated to represent a legal personal representative (LPR) for a deceased estate. This will only be lawful access if the executor or administrator has a grant of probate or letters of administration respectively.

If an executor or family member requests your assistance with a deceased estate but does not have a grant of probate or letters of administration, you must not add the deceased person to your client list. You may still assist them, but you cannot lawfully be an authorised contact on the deceased person’s records in our systems.

When you use Online Services for Agents to add a deceased person to your client list, you are required to declare that you are either the LPR, or you have been appointed by the LPR to act on their behalf.

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When the Commissioner's remedial power has been used

This page provides an index of the Commissioner of Taxation’s use of remedial power and provides links to the relevant legislative instruments and explanatory material.

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Public ancillary funds

Information for public ancillary funds (PuAFs) about deductible gift recipient endorsement and minimum distribution requirements.

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Private ancillary funds - trustee guidance

Information about private ancillary funds (private AFs) to help trustees and directors of trustees understand the laws the ATO administer relating to private AFs.

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Private ancillary funds

Information on the deductible gift recipient (DGR) category for private ancillary funds (private AFs) minimum annual distribution requirements.

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Digital inclusion guide

The new ATO Digital inclusion guide (PDF, 3.489KB), explains the:

  •       diversity of the Australian community
  •       complexity of how we connect in a digital world
  •       importance of accessibility
  •       value of inclusion.

Read more here.

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