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May 2024 Newsletter

Please click on the following link to view this month's newsletter for May 2024. We would like to highlight the following articles:-

Super on paid parental leave

In a bid to improve retirement outcomes for Australian women, the government has recently announced that from 1 July 2025 it will commence paying super on government paid parental leave (PPL), along with making other changes to expand the PPL scheme.

Currently, subject to meeting eligibility conditions, a family can receive up to 20 weeks (or 100 payable days) of government PPL at the rate of $176.55 per day before tax, or $882.75 per five-day week (at the national minimum wage for children born or adopted from 1 July 2023). Two weeks out of the 20 available weeks is reserved for each parent.

With the passing of recent legislation, the PPL scheme will be expanded from 1 July 2024. From that date, individuals and families will have access to an extra two weeks of leave, giving 22 weeks in total, which will increase to 24 weeks from 1 July 2025 and to 26 weeks from 1 July 2026.

Reactivating old debts: new guidelines for government agencies

In response to the ATO’s recent actions on reactivating or offsetting old tax debts, the Commonwealth Ombudsman/ACT Ombudsman and the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO) have jointly issued new guidelines aimed at improving how Australians are notified about debts they owe to the government. The guidelines report outlines principles designed to ensure that the process of debt notification is handled with transparency, clarity and sensitivity towards the people and businesses affected.

​Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries in relation to your tax and accounting matters.

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