One of NANA’s Members who owns two Newsagencies both of which have lotteries outlets was experiencing problems with making a claim under the Newsagents Assistance Fund.
Major retailers are starting to consider the likely impact of the management of the Coronavirus in China on the supply of products. Smaller retailers should also start making plans to avoid major disruptions.
The ATO has warned that after 27 March 2020 you’ll no longer be able to use AUSkey or Manage ABN Connections (your ABN connected to your myGov account) to access the ATO Business Portal. This includes a block on access to the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.
5 February 2020 saw the long-anticipated Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019 finally passed by both Houses. The legislation contains a raft of anti-black economy measures including the introduction of Director Penalty Notices (DPNs) and estimates for GST.
Whilst most of the attention on bushfire recovery has focused on NSW, Victoria and SA, we need to remember that the ACT has also been impacted over recent months.
Many Newsagents utilise the Touch payments system to process payments from customers for subscription, top ups and other payments. Major publishers rely on the system for over the counter payments, as do a number of other industry suppliers. Touch payments are integrated into some POS systems and EFT terminals.
Earlier this week GNS advised Newsagents of delays due to power outages caused by flooding at a nearby electricity supply sub-station.
NSW Lotteries/Tabcorp have released the revised outlet daily checklist and it is available through retailers web.
The frequency of late deliveries appears to be a continuing problem faced by many Newsagents. Whilst there has been improvement in some areas after intervention by NANA, other areas are now being impacted. It is a bit like a “whack-a-mole-game”. No sooner is one problem fixed, another raises its head elsewhere.
The way you access the ATO’s online services is changing. From the end of March you won’t be able to use AUSkey, it’s being replaced because it hasn’t kept up with modern technology. This includes Manage ABN Connections, meaning if you’re accessing the Business Portal using your myGov details you’re also impacted.