The Queensland Criminal Code has been amended to enable employers to be prosecuted for stealing if they intentionally fail to pay or underpay their employees’ wages or other entitlements. If you’re an employer, do you know what’s required in relation to the new wage theft offence?
⚠️ The ATO is receiving reports of scammers pretending to be from the ATO calling members of the public and asking them to provide their bank account details. They are saying that their employer has registered them for JobKeeper, but that the ATO needs their bank account details to deposit the funds into their account. Do not provide the information requested. If you are unsure if an ATO call is legitimate, hang up and phone 1800 008 540 to check.
The ATO is expected to adopt a ‘benign approach’ to PAYG instalment variations in the wake of recent disasters. Business and farm operators should seek assistance to talk with us about where your profit is year to date and what options you may have to vary instalments.