IGTO releases Edition 13 of IGoT News – COVID Support issues, full year’s data, update on ‘reviews’ and what to expect in Q1 Fy ’21

In August 2020, the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO), Karen Payne, has released edition 13 of the IGT’s newsletter – “IGot News”. In this edition, the IGTO reflects on complaints in relation to COVID-19 support measures (JobKeeper, Cashflow Boost and Early Access to Super), key achievements in FY20 and what’s to come in…

JobKeeper – amending rules made to add 1 July 2020 as an alternate date by which an individual must be employed, to eligible

On 14 August 2020, the Treasurer made the 7th amendment to the JobKeeper rules – the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No 7) 2020. This was to change the JobKeeper employment reference date to 1 July 2020 (from 1 March 2020) for determining employee eligibility – for fortnights that commence on or after 3 August 2020. This was…