Industry News & Updates

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Enrol and apply for the JobKeeper payment

April 15, 2020

The ATO has now release further details on how to enrol for the JobKeeper payment, reporting obligations and timeframes. Enrol for the JobKeeper payment (from 20 April onwards) Confirmation of eligible employees you will claim the JobKeeper payment (available from 4 May onwards) What do you need to do for your employees Enrol for the JobKeeper payment…

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Working from home because of COVID-19? You’re now eligible for a new 80 cents per hour tax shortcut.

April 8, 2020

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is announcing special arrangements this year due to COVID-19 to make it easier for people to claim deductions for working from home. The new arrangement will allow people to claim a rate of 80 cents per hour for all their running expenses, rather than needing to calculate costs for specific running expenses. Multiple…

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COVID-19 FAQ: My SMSF is my landlord can I reduce the rent?

April 6, 2020

The ATO has posted several frequently asked questions to assist individuals, businesses and self-managed superannuation funds during this period of economic uncertainty. A common strategy over several years for businesses has been to acquire their commercial premises through their superannuation fund. One of the requirements of this arrangement is that rent is charged at market…

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$10,000 grants to provide fast relief for NSW SME’s battling COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The NSW Government will put $750 million into the Small Business Support Fund as the centrepiece of a third wave of support measures to keep small businesses afloat. Ms Berejiklian said the new fund was based on the hugely successful scheme rolled-out during the recent NSW bushfires, which provided $42 million to 4200 businesses within…

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JobKeeper Payment

March 31, 2020

The JobKeeper payment is designed to help businesses affected by the Coronavirus to cover the costs of their employee’s wages. It will help businesses to keep people in their jobs and re-start when the crisis is over.   What you Get The Government commencing from 30 March 2020 will provide a before tax payment of…

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Economic Response to the Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

The Government is acting decisively in the national interest to support households and businesses and address the significant economic consequences of the Coronavirus. While the full economic effects from the virus remain uncertain, the outlook has deteriorated since the Government’s initial Economic Response announced on 12 March 2020. The spread of the virus worldwide has…

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