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21 May 2020 Small Business Measures

Division 7A and lodgment date

As part of the ATO response to COVID-19, the 15 May 2020 lodgment date for company 2018–19 income tax returns has been automatically extended to 5 June 2020.

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JobKeeper key dates

The ATO has published a list of key dates related to the JobKeeper Payment.

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JobKeeper - timeline of content updates

The ATO has released a timeline of new information and content updates for the JobKeeper Payment.

This includes the latest update, which is: Paying your eligible employees, a list of income types added to identify which payments are eligible for JobKeeper reimbursement and those that are not eligible.

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Employers frequently asked questions

The ATO has released an FAQ page providing answers to questions on:

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Your eligible employees

Information about which employees are eligible to receive the JobKeeper Payment.

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Eligible employers are now receiving the cash flow boost

When you lodge an eligible employer's activity statement, in most instances the ATO will apply the cash flow boost credit automatically. Find out what to do to ensure your clients receive refunds as quickly as possible.

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Simplified depreciation - rules and calculations

This information is for bookkeepers, tax practitioners and others who are applying or advising on the simplified depreciation rules for small businesses.

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Paying your eligible employees

You can continue to pay your eligible employees the minimum amount of $1,500 if you re-hire them or they earn less than this per fortnight.

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Small business webinars

The ATO offers webinars for people who are just starting a business, thinking about starting a new business or who want to update their knowledge.

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Support for not-for-profits

The ATO has released information about the support available for not-for-profit organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Boosting cash flow for monthly lodgers

Businesses that receive a cash flow boost in their March 2020 monthly activity statement, may receive a further cash flow boost when lodging their April 2020 monthly activity statement.

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