ATO WFM Shortcut Method

ATO Guidance: Working From Home Shortcut

The Australian Taxation Office has extended the working from home (WFH) shortcut method to 30 June 2022. The temporary shortcut method has been available for employees who worked from home and incurred some additional running expenses as a result. It allows them to easily work out their WFH expenses from 1 March 2020 to 30 June 2020,…
NSW doubles down on alfresco dining with $66m stimulus

Alfresco Restart Scheme: NSW Government Announce $66m Hospitality Package

The Perrottet government is set to offer $5,000 start-up grants to 5,000 emerging hospitality businesses across the state in a bid to jump-start the NSW economy. The NSW government announced a $66 million hospitality package as part of its “Alfresco Restart” scheme aimed at revamping alfresco dining, “outdoor activations” and events businesses across the state…
Unwinding COVID-19 Relief COVID-19 support will roll back as states and territories reach vaccination targets.   The National Plan, the road map out of COVID-19, does more than provide greater freedoms at 70% and 80% full vaccination rates, it withdraws the steady stream of Commonwealth financial support to individuals and business impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures. We look at the impact and the support that remains in place. For further information, please click the 'Read More' button below.

Unwinding COVID-19 Relief

COVID-19 support will roll back as states and territories reach vaccination targets. The National Plan, the road map out of COVID-19, does more than provide greater freedoms at 70% and 80% full vaccination rates, it withdraws the steady stream of Commonwealth financial support to individuals and business impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures. We…
RECONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR JOBSAVER & THE MICRO-BUSINESS GRANT

Reconfirmation Process For JobSaver & The Micro-Business Grant

If your business currently receives payments under the NSW JobSaver or Micro-business Grant schemes, you will now need to reconfirm your eligibility each fortnight to continue receiving payments. What needs to be reconfirmed? Each fortnight, your business will need to reconfirm that it: Continues to experience a decline in turnover of 30% or more; and…
UNWINDING THE PANDEMIC

What Now? Unwinding the Pandemic

Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions. And, it is not just businesses in lockdown that are in crisis.…
Commercial landlords in New South Wales will now be required to offer rental relief to tenants with an annual turnover less than $50 million under an extended state support scheme.

NSW Extends Commercial Tenancy Relief

Commercial landlords in New South Wales will now be required to offer rental relief to tenants with an annual turnover less than $50 million under an extended state support scheme. The NSW government last week announced the reintroduction of national cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing, which will mandate rent relief for eligible…
COVID-19: Can building work continue during the lockdown?

COVID-19: Can Building Work Continue During the Lockdown?

Yes. All building activity can continue subject to meeting the COVID-19 safety plan for construction sites. The HIA have compiled the following information to help and support the Construction and Trade industries during this lockdown period.  Builders need to create a COVID-19 Safety Plan online for all building work at unoccupied sites. There are different…
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