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JobKeeper – the next steps

JobKeeper – the next steps

The first tranche of JobKeeper ended on 27 September 2020. We look at the issues for those seeking to qualify for the second tranche of JobKeeper and for those no longer eligible.

Snapshot: The JobKeeper Payment

Snapshot: The JobKeeper Payment

The JobKeeper payment is a subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee paid in arrears to the employer by the ATO. It’s for businesses that have suffered a detrimental decline in business because of COVID 19 to help keep their staff employed. To receive the JobKeeper payment, there are a series of eligibility criteria and reporting and notification obligations…read more →

JobKeeper Application Process

JobKeeper Application Process

The government has introduced a $130 billion JobKeeper Payment scheme to support businesses significantly affected by the coronavirus to help keep more Australians in jobs. The JobKeeper payment is open to eligible employers to enable them to pay their eligible employee’s salary or wages of at least $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight. Register your interest JobKeeper Payment

$10,000 grants to provide relief for NSW small businesses

$10,000 grants to provide relief for NSW small businesses

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced on April 3rd by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope. The NSW Government will put $750 million into the Small Business Support Fund as the…read more →

New working from home shortcut

New working from home shortcut

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. More Information New working from home…read more →

$1,500 JobKeeper subsidy to keep staff employed

$1,500 JobKeeper subsidy to keep staff employed

Date From 30 March 2020 for up to six monthsFor employees employed at and from 1 March 2020First payments in first week of May 2020 Applies to Based on comparable periods:Employers <$1 bn that have experienced a downturn of more than 30%Employers >$1bn that have experienced a downturn of more than 50% A subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per employee, administered by…read more →