COVID-19 Support Measures

  • Cash Flow Revisions Essential for Businesses Post Covid-19

    25 May 2020

    Covid-19 and the restrictions that the global pandemic has forced onto businesses since March, including shutdowns, reduced workforces and adjusting product offerings, have disrupted cash flow, and forced many business owners to reassess what their future finances will allow them to do. Many will need to revise their cash flow predictions and budgets accordingly.

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  • Recovery Program Offers Businesses Post Covid-19 Support

    14 May 2020

    The new normal, as it’s coined, means businesses must reassess their practices and preparedness in order to survive and recover from the financial and emotional impacts of the global pandemic. But recovery and regrowth will require work far beyond the initial steps of updating cash flow and profit and loss forecasts and budgets.

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  • Take the First Steps to Avert Cyber Threats While Working from Home

    6 May 2020

    Cyber security is now more important than ever, with thousands of businesses setting up staff to work from home during Covid-19.

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  • ATO Extends JobKeeper Enrolment Period

    28 April 2020

    The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has extended by one month the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper period from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020.

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  • Work from Home Expenses You Can Claim

    21 April 2020

    The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has updated information around work-from-home expenses, anticipating a larger-than-usual number of claims as thousands of people have had to set up home offices to keep working through the global health crisis. To claim a deduction for working from home, all of the following must apply:

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  • JobKeeper Payment Rules Outlined

    17 April 2020

    From next week, accountants will be able to enrol clients for the Government’s new wage subsidy payments, the first step towards ensuring that Covid-19-affected businesses can continue to pay their employees.The Australian Government this month passed the legislation for JobKeeper, a program to provide a $1,500 per fortnight wage subsidy for eligible employers to help keep Australians in work.

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  • $10K Cash Grants for Covid-19 Affected SA Small Businesses

    9 April 2020

    South Australian small businesses and not-for-profits that have suffered a significant loss of income or been forced to close as a result of Covid-19-related restrictions, will be offered a one-off $10,000 emergency cash grant from the State Government to further support them through the crisis.

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  • Finding the Right Fit as Banks Extend Relief for Borrowers

    7 April 2020

    As the fanfare around taking a holiday from meeting loan repayments settles, it is increasingly clear that accessing relief from your bank can require a detailed application process, and come with some stringent terms.

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  • What Businesses Need for Staff to Work Remotely

    7 April 2020

    If you have questions, or need assistance with remote setups, please get in touch with Hood Sweeney Technology on 1300 764 200.

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  • JobKeeper Wage Subsidy

    31 March 2020

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged businesses to ‘hibernate’ now to protect the safety and wellbeing of their staff and patrons, but reopen and continue to operate when the worst of the health crisis is over.

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