COVID-19 Tax Issues Webinar

The issues and scenarios where COVID-19 causes a different outcome to the norm

Recorded 20 August 2020

Individual Recording

FPA accreditation: 22927
Total CPD hours: 1.5
0.75 Regulatory compliance & consumer protection
0.75 Technical competence

Specific issues for employees and rental property owners
ATO concessions and how to access them
Dealing with JobKeeper and cashflow boost amounts
The updated JobKeeper rules that apply from 3 August 2020

A significant number of employees, investors and business entities have been impacted in some way by COVID-19. From changes to normal working patterns, economic impacts and the introduction of specific stimulus measures, there are a range of issues that clients are now facing that they have never had to think about before.  

The COVID-19 Tax Issues Webinar explores the common tax-related issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 and how to deal with these in practice.

The ATO has provided guidance on a number of specific issues in recent months and is providing concessional treatment in some areas. It is vital that practitioners are aware of what is available and where the treatment might be different to normal practice.

Member Recording 
Individual Recording
Office Recording

What we cover

This practical session covers:

  • Options for employees to claim deductions when working from home
  • How to determine whether someone is a resident or non-resident and concessions for those earning employment income while stuck in Australia
  • Who can claim deductions for protective items?
  • Tax issues for rental property owners
  • The issues and practical implications of the updated JobKeeper rules
  • PAYG installments and the ATO’s safe harbour approach to franking deficit tax issues
  • The ATO’s latest comments on Division 7A loan repayments for the 2020 income year
  • Recognising JobKeeper amounts – when and who should recognise the income?
  • Extracting JobKeeper and cash flow boost amounts from business entities
Member Recording 
Individual Recording
Office Recording

Our Presenter

Michael Carruthers

Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Michael oversees the development of the tax team for Knowledge Shop and Hayes Knight in Sydney and is head of the Hayes Knight group’s national tax committee.

Michael has a knack for seeing through the complexity and helping practitioners work through highly technical issues with certainty and accuracy

Michael is a member of the advisory panel for the Board of Taxation and is a member of the reference group for the Board’s review of small business concessions. He was also an expert panel member for the Board’s review of tax impediments facing small business.

Michael Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop



$195 Member
$235 Non-member


$430 Member
$480 Non-member

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