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Tax consequences of the Cash Flow Boosts

Temporary cash flow boosts will support small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. Overview Eligible businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations who employ staff will receive between $20,000 to $100,000 in cash flow boost amounts by lodging their activity statements up...

JobKeeper Recap

The JobKeeper scheme is the most significant measure to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis – even if it is going to cost a lot less than initially thought. There have been a few changes and clarifications, so it seems a good idea to remind...

Updates from ATO – Boosting Cash Flow for Employers

Earlier this week, the ATO noted that entities that lodged their activity statement before 28 April would see their cash-flow boost amount used to offset tax debts from previous periods, while those who lodged on 28 April would not see those credits used to pay...

JobKeeper eligibility: Sole traders and other entities

Sole traders and some other entities (such as partnerships, trusts or companies) may be entitled to the JobKeeper Payment scheme under the business participation entitlement. However, not-for-profit organisations are not included. Your entity may be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment scheme if you: have a non-employee...

Updated: JobKeeper payment application details

The JobKeeper Payment is a wage subsidy that will be paid through the tax system to eligible businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. Under the scheme, eligible businesses will receive a payment of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee and/or for one eligible business participant (i.e., an...

Avoid the C.R.A.S.H – 5 Steps to recession-proof your business

Australia has been lucky over the last few decades since the days of the recession ‘we had to have’. We’ve done well to dodge the worst of the global financial crisis and have experienced strong economic growth. Recently however, the media have begun hinting that we’re...

Coronavirus response – How we can help

The Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic has turned the world up side down and its consequences continue to spread across all aspects or our personal and business lives. In light of the recent developments around the Coronavirus and the uncertainty we are all facing day to...

Child Care and Early Childhood Education Relief Package

On 2 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. From Monday 6 April 2020 weekly payments will be made directly to early childhood education and care services in lieu of the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care...

JobKeeper vs JobSeeker

The Federal Government recently announced the JobKeeper Payment scheme, which is designed to assist employers (and self-employed individuals) affected by the Coronavirus pandemic to continue to pay their workers. The JobKeeper scheme has been well received and welcomed by all sectors of the economy. In fact, many...

Employer’s cash flow boosts explained – How does it work?

To assist employers during the Coronavirus crisis, the Federal Government has implemented a plan to boost employer’s cash flow. The cash flow benefit will be delivered through the tax system with credits to accounts being provided either: • Monthly: around the end of each of these months...