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Activity statements generally issue from the ATO by the end of the month but in some circumstances they can be generated early.

Business owners can access activity statements early in the following cases:

Quarterly clients who have elected to report and pay monthly are not eligible to lodge activity statements in advance.

All non-elected monthly, quarterly and annual lodgers can access activity statements early if they meet the following requirements:

Contact our office if you require assistance with the early generation of activity statements for your business.

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Proposed measures to increase retirement savings 

December 11, 2019

Currently, people aged 65 to 74 can only make voluntary superannuation contributions if they meet the ‘work test.’ This means they must report themselves to be working a minimum of 40 hours over a 30 day period within the financial year to qualify.

The government has proposed that from 1 July 2020, individuals aged 65 and 66 will be able to make voluntary concessional and non-concessional superannuation contributions without meeting the work test. This approach will enable participants nearing retirement to increase their superannuation savings regardless of their working arrangements.

As well as this, the government also proposes to increase the age limit for receiving spouse contributions from 70 to 74, to be implemented on 1 July 2020. Currently, people aged 70 and over cannot receive any contributions made by another person on their behalf, and the change will give older Australians greater flexibility to save for their retirement.