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Australian Taxation Office - Welcome Expo 2020

About the Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Migrant Education Program provides free education sessions aimed at people from diverse backgrounds who would like to learn about the Australian tax and superannuation (or 'super') systems.

These sessions are designed to provide a basic overview of how these systems work in Australia and to give the attendees an introduction to their taxation responsibilities. Our experienced presenters can answer questions about tax in Australia that attendees may want to ask and can show them where to find further assistance if required.

Welcome Expo live event

Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Tax in Australia – what you need to know

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News from the Australian Taxation Office and further information

ATO Communality Education Program update – October 2020

 

We have recently updated our Tax in Australia – what you need to know booklet for 2020. This is now available in 20 languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Hindi, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese. These are available to download for free as PDFs here: https://iorder.com.au/publication/searchpublications.aspx?txt=Tax%20in%20Australia%20what%20you%20need%20to%20know

 

This year the Tax Help Program will be available to help people lodge their tax returns until 30 November 2020. The Tax Help program is a network of ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax. The service usually finishes on 31 October.

 

Please note this is not an extension to lodge. People still need to lodge their tax return by 31 October 2020 (unless they are using a Tax Agent). If someone is unable to lodge by 31 October they should contact the ATO for assistance on 13 28 61 as soon as possible. For more information, please refer to: https://ato.gov.au/taxhelp.

There is also information in 13 languages available here: https://iorder.com.au/publication/searchpublications.aspx?txt=DE-20789-5

 

The JobKeeper scheme has been extended from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. Employees will now receive:

  • $1,200 per fortnight if they worked 80+ hours over a 4-week pay period, or
  • $750 per fortnight if they worked less than 80 hours over a 4-week pay period

This will reduce to $1,000 and $650 respectively from 4 January 2021.

JobKeeper links to further information:

 

The ATO Migrant Education program continues to offer free webinars tailored for CALD audiences who are interested to learn about the Australian tax and superannuation systems. We can deliver webinars for individuals who are interested to learn about:

  • how the Australian tax and superannuation systems work
  • lodging tax returns for Tax Time 2020
  • ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19 (eg, JobKeeper payment, early release of super, working from home deductions, etc)
  • protecting themselves from scams impersonating the ATO.

 

For more information about our webinars and our range of brochures in other languages, please contact communityeducation@ato.gov.au