The impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 audit

National Conference 2021

COVID19 has seen the introduction of the new early release of super measure and reduced minimum pension payments.
It has also seen the ATO say that it won’t take compliance action with respect to contraventions arising from various forms of COVID19 relief offered to SMSFs.

This session will use practical examples to demonstrate the application and documentation requirements of some of the new measures and the relief offered by the ATO for funds impacted by COVID19.

It will also look at how this relief impacts the auditor’s reporting obligations with respect to the audit report and the ACR.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the auditor’s obligations with respect to verifying the trustee’s compliance with the COVID19 relief measures;
  • Identify the types of situations the ATO’s COVID19 relief can apply and the auditor’s obligations in ensuring relief is reasonable, and;
  • Apply the instructions in the addendum to the ACR with respect to reporting COVID19 relief.

The contents of this resource are taken to be correct at the time of publication.

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