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Maximising Your Work-From-Home Tax Claim

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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 largest 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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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

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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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Further Coronavirus Support Packages

written by:
Josh McMullen


In response to the escalating Coronavirus crisis, the Government yesterday announced a raft of further measures to assist businesses and individuals. These measures are all subject to the passage of legislation through Parliament. Firstly, the Government last week announced a range of measures that it and the banks are putting in place to support businesses over the coming months. Loan Repayment Relief Banks will defer loan repayments for six months…

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package

written by:
Josh McMullen


In response to the economic fallout from the Coronavirus, the Government has announced a range of measures to assist business and individuals.  These measures are all subject to the passage of legislation through Parliament. Business Investment $700 million to increase the instant asset write off threshold from $30,000 to $150,000 and expand access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million) until…

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