1st July 2020 – Happy New Financial Year.
It is that time again to prepare your tax return, BUT this year is so different to many in the past.
Here at AWARD ACCOUNTING, over the past 3 months we have been redefining “SUCCESS” during this COVID-19 crisis. Coronavirus has changed the way we operate and in order to conduct business without disruption, we have opted to use video conferencing to stay connected with many of our colleagues and clients. via: Zoom, Skype or even FaceTime
With the need to social distance, work remotely and with Safe Work Australia placing restrictions on the number of people per square metre, video conferencing provides a more appropriate and personalised approach. It serves as the closest alternative to a face-to-face meeting. The new world working remotely has inspired the staff at AWARD to transform the way we will be doing business this TAX TIME and we encourage you to do the same.
THIS YEAR we are encouraging ALL OUR CLIENTS to email or drop off your information and embrace the new changes we have made by making a time to see one of our fantastic staff via telephone or video conference. Downloading Zoom or Skype is FREE, using these programs is EASY and we are here to help YOU. We will send you the video invite, and all you have to do is JOIN.
BUT before you drop off your information or make an appointment, please note, that there is a NEW WAY OF RECEIVING YOUR PAYG SUMMARY FOR FY 2020.
- PLEASE NOTE: Many of you WILL NOT receive a PAYG Summary this financial year direct. The ATO’s initiative bringing in Single Touch Payroll (STP) will see many employees not receive a hard or soft copy but it will be sent to your MyGov account and/or “Pre-filled” direct into your tax return.
- The ATO have advised this year that all “Pre-filling” will not be up to date until 31st JULY 2020.
- In the interest of time, please ensure you have ALL your information before you email it or drop it off or make an appointment with us to complete your tax return.
Whilst it has been challenging times over the past 3 months, we have made these changes to the way we interact with you for your and our safety. We are going to make this tax time as easy and as fun as we can. There are new ATO initiatives, such as additional home office claims, JobKeeper payments and other COVID-19 programs that we can guide you through.
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom this year embracing the new way we do business.