Tax tips for public practitioners in the COVID-19 environment

As tax time approaches for the 2019-20 financial year, what are the issues public practitioners face in the COVID-19 environment? In this podcast episode, Gavin Swan and Shanna Hunter provide practical tips to help prepare practitioners and their teams for tax time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They cover the challenges of working with clients remotely, and what to expect from the ATO in the absence of a federal budget, particularly with certain measures coming to an end before 30 June. They discuss potential issues around JobKeeper payments and people expecting refunds, why it’s imperative that Single Touch Payroll reports have been finalised before starting tax returns, and how to prepare for what is expected to be an earlier tax time for 2020. Swan and Hunter offer tips and tricks to make tax time 2020 a little easier for public practitioners and their teams, including preparing client lists, check lists, and testing systems before the big rush.

Guests: Gavin Swan, Director, Absolute Accounting Services and Shanna Hunter, Director, Hunter Taxation Services. Host: Rupen Malouf, Acting General Manager of New South Wales Division, CPA Australia

Further Resources:
About Gavin Swan
Shanna Hunter on LinkedIn
CPA Australia taxation resources
CPA Australia COVID-19 content hub
Taxation articles on
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