NSW government has announced a new assistance scheme to help thousands of small businesses in NSW ride out the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Support Fund will receive $750m from the State government to help provide cash flow relief to eligible businesses in the form of grants of up to $10,000….

As a part of the second round of economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government legislated a measure to boost cash flow for employers. To recap, the measure ensures that an eligible employer receives an amount equal to 3 times the amount of tax withheld from ordinary salary and wages as disclosed…

With the ongoing escalation of the COVID-19 crisis many people are struggling. Huge changes are happening and we’re all being affected, socially, emotionally and financially. If your ability to work and earn an income has already been affected, you’re likely to be worried about how you’re going to cover your bills and mortgage and pay…

In line with various concessions provided to businesses to soften the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ATO has now released the following details of concessions for self-managed super funds (SMSFs) as well as advice: – SMSFs temporarily reducing rent – due to COVID-19, many landlords are voluntarily giving their tenants a reduction in rent…

The spread of coronavirus has been followed by some of the biggest plunges in share markets since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), both here in Australia and around the world. There’s nothing new about a market correction, but for those close to retirement it can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you’ve checked your superannuation balance…

In this latest round of Coronavirus stimulus, the government has bought out the big guns in an effort to help people keep their jobs amidst the economic downturn. The “JobKeeper Payment” is a part of a $130bn wage subsidy scheme that is designed to provide a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per employee. This new payment…

With the majority of Australia now under lockdown to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are either encouraging their employees to work from home or have now instituted mandatory work from home policies. While working from home has its benefits, there may be extra expenses too, ranging from printing costs, the need for more internet…

ATO has recently announced that it will implement a series of administrative measures to assist taxpayers experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The measures that will apply is similar to those for taxpayers affected by the bushfires. However, one important point of difference is that while the bushfire measures applied…

To further support businesses and workers ride out the COVID-19 pandemic and minimise the impact on the overall economy, the government has released a second round of stimulus in addition to the initial $17.6bn package. This $66.1bn package is not only aimed at businesses but also includes support for households (including casuals, sole-traders, retirees and…

Following on from the Federal government’s $17.6bn stimulus package unveiled last week for the coronavirus (COVID-19), some State governments have announced various concessions to support businesses and keep the local economy moving during this difficult and uncertain time. – NSW – businesses with payrolls of up to $10m will have their payroll tax waived for…

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