COVID-19 Support Measures

  • 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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  • Second State Stimulus Package

    26 March 2020

    South Australian Premier Steven Marshall unveiled a $650M Emergency Jobs Rescue Package, taking the State’s total economic response to the COVID-19 crisis to $1B.

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  • Second Federal Stimulus Package

    23 March 2020

    We want to assure all of our clients that we are here for you, to assist and advise as always. We are working to communicate relevant and quickly-evolving government, and other support packages.

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  • Banks Throw Relief Lifelines

    23 March 2020

    Businesses affected by COVID-19 will be able to access a range of benefits from their banks.

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  • ATO Offers Tax Relief Options

    19 March 2020

    Businesses affected by COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the ATO to discuss relief options, including deferral of some payments, quicker access to GST refunds and options to enter low-interest payment plans for existing or future tax debts.

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