Job seekers can now take advantage of the government’s relocation assistance of up to $9,000 when they relocate to take up an on-going work, including an apprenticeship, provided the position (both work and apprenticeship) is for more than 20 hours a week with a duration of more than 6 months. The scheme commenced 1 May 2021 and is designed to help job seekers with the cost of relocating to take up vacant job positions.
Businesses beware, the NSW government is set to introduce new laws aimed at cracking down on companies that avoid their payroll tax obligations in relation to unpaid wages and other practices associated with tax avoidance or minimisation. It is estimated that around 13% of Australian workers are underpaid a total of $1.35bn per year, and some of this potentially foregone payroll tax revenue is what the NSW government is hoping to recover.
The ATO has announced that it will be conducting a new data-matching program with information from the Department of Home Affairs on passenger movements during the 2016-17 to 2022-23 income years. It will use this data to determine whether business entities and individuals are residents and whether they have met their lodgment and registration obligations.
Castletons is one of the very first accountancy firms in Australia to launch a free mobile Tax App. The great news is that the APP can be downloaded free onto your iPhone,iPad or Android devices. It's packed full of some really useful Tax Tables, Calculators and important financial dates, all of which you will be able to access for free, anywhere you have an internet connection on your device.