COVID-19

Homebuilder: What it is and how do you acccess it ?

The Government has announced grants of $25,000 to encourage people to build a new home or substantially renovate their existing home. The HomeBuilder scheme targets the residential construction market by providing tax-free grants of $25,000 to eligible owner-occupiers, including first home buyers, to build a new home or substantially renovate their existing home. The grants...
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Final Call for JobKeeper April and May Entitlements

The final date businesses can enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid in April and May is May 31. If you have registered for JobKeeper, but haven’t completed the Enrolment process via the ATO Business Portal, you have until May 31 to do this if you wish to claim for April...
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JobKeeper – Alternative Decline in Turnover Tests

This week further guidance has been released on the JobKeeper Alternative Decline in Turnover Tests which can be applied in circumstances where a business does not pass the JobKeeper Basic Decline in Turnover Test. The Alternative Decline in Turnover Tests cover seven classes of businesses as follows: New businesses Business with a substantial increase in...
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JobKeeper Next Steps

An important update for our clients who have enrolled for JobKeeper or are planning to enrol. The ATO has released details of the 3 steps to be completed to successfully receive the JobKeeper payment. These are: Step 1: Enrol for the JobKeeper payment (available from 20 April) Step 2: Identify and maintain your eligible employees...
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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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