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Maximising Your Work-From-Home Tax Claim

written by:
Darren Hagarty


The COVID-19 restrictions have seen a significant proportion of society working from home and, for some people, it has been their first time doing so. While the focus of work-from-home arrangements has rightfully been about how to make them safe and effective (and in many cases, how best to juggle other challenges such as home schooling), it is also good to know that from a tax perspective, there are some…

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JobKeeper – The Finer Details

written by:
Josh McMullen


Late on Friday, explanatory materials were released by Treasury in relation to the JobKeeper payment that has now been passed into law. The explanatory material clarifies many key aspects of the regime. Background On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government unveiled their largestĀ economic response to the Coronavirus, a $130-billion government wage subsidy known as the JobKeeper payment. Under the JobKeeper, businesses impacted by the Coronavirus will be able to access…

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COVID-19 Jobs Support Loans

written by:
Darren Hagarty


While most of the focus has been on the economic response to Cornavirus atĀ the Federal Government level, it is worth remembering that other relief measures are also being offered at a State Government level. One such example in Queensland is the COVID-19 Job Supports Loan package. This scheme is for Queensland businesses and non-profit organisations financially affected by COVID-19 to retain employees and maintain their operations. Low interest loans of…

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The JobKeeper Payment

written by:
Darren Hagarty


On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government unveiled their latest economic response to the Coronavirus, a $130-billion government wage subsidy known as the JobKeeper Payment. Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the Coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a…

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Commercial Tenancy Relief

written by:
Josh McMullen


Over the weekend, National Cabinet agreed to a moratorium on evictions for the next six months for commercial and residential tenants in financial distress who are unable to meet their commitments due to the impact of Coronavirus.  With regards commercial tenancy arrangements, the government is encouraging tenants, landlords and financial institutions to sit down together (subject to social distancing guidelines) to find a way through to ensure that businesses can…

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COVID-19 Support from the Banks

written by:
Darren Hagarty


Banks are working with their customers to provide support through the COVID-19 pandemic. This is on the back of a range of measures announced by the government as part of their Coronavirus Stimulus Package, including: Loan Repayment Relief Banks will defer loan repayments for six months for small businesses who need assistance because of the impacts of the coronavirus. SME Loan Guarantee Scheme The Government will establish the Coronavirus SME…

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