Monthly Archive: April 2020

WA State Government COVID-19 – Business and Industry Update

The WA Government is investing $114 million to support small and medium businesses, including: a one-off $2,500 credit on electricity bills for small businesses waiving licence fees for businesses in industries such as hospitality, tourism, retail and building trades. Liquor licence renewal fees for 2020 will also be waived, and refunds provided to businesses that...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – JobKeeper Update

The ATO has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods, from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020. If you enrol by 31 May, you will still be able to claim for the fortnights in April and May, provided you meet all the eligibility requirements for each of those fortnights. This includes having paid your employees...
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Important information regarding JobKeeper – ATO Business Portal

For our clients needing to provide information to the ATO to receive JobKeeper payments, this will be done via the Business Portal. If you don’t have access to the Business Portal we encourage you to arrange this as soon as possible to avoid possible delays in JobKeeper payments. To access ATO online services, including the...
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JobKeeper Payment Scheme

As you may be aware the JobKeeper legislation has passed parliament, however much of it is still in draft form. There remains uncertainty regarding some finer points and mechanics of the scheme, and new details are being released daily. Whilst we will continue to keep you informed, we would encourage you to regularly check the...
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Update for Landlords and Tenants of Commercial Properties

The Government has introduced a range of measures to help small and medium sized businesses who are tenants of commercial properties. This includes a temporary hold on evictions and a mandatory code of conduct. Evictions will be put on hold over the next 6 months for commercial tenants who are unable to meet their commitments...
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ATO warning on Stimulus Packages

With the raft of Stimulus packages being released to assist small business through the COVID-19 crisis, the ATO has reminded taxpayers of integrity rules to ensure funds reach the desired target. Below is a summary of the Boosting Cash Flow for Employers measure and issues to be considered. The  Boosting Cash Flow for Employers measure...
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Payroll Tax support for businesses impacted by Coronavirus

IMPORTANT UPDATE – PAYROLL TAX The WA Government has announced a range of Payroll Tax measures to support businesses impacted by the coronavirus, including an important amendment to the previous “option to defer”: The Payroll Tax threshold will be increased to $1 million on 1 July 2020. This brings the increase forward from the previously planned date...
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Mandatory Contact Tracing for WA BusinessesA broad range of WA businesses will need to comply with mandatory contact tracing requirements as part of the latest COVID-19 control measures. The Western Australian Government has announced that from December 5, certain businesses...
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