The Garis Group Team

COVID-19 | We Are Back

First and foremost, The Garis Group would like to thank everyone for being so understanding and co-operative during the past few months as we adapted to our new working conditions. No cases of COVID-19 have been detected at The Garis Group office but we are taking further precautions to respond to this unprecedented and evolving…
JobKeeper to address service entities: Josh Frydenberg

COVID-19 | Special Purpose Service Entities Now Included in JobKeeper Scheme

Corporate groups that employ staff in a service entity will now be included in the JobKeeper scheme under a yet-to-be-announced alternate decline in turnover test. Revealed by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday night, the government will now provide an alternate decline in turnover test for the eligibility of special purpose service entities that provide employee…
ATO issues further guidance for sole traders, trusts, partnerships, companies

COVID-19 | Job Keeper Payment: Further Guidance for Sole Traders, Trusts, Partnerships & Companies

Guidance around JobKeeper eligibility for sole traders and businesses that operate in the form of a company, trust or partnership has now been updated by the ATO. In an ATO update on Thursday, such entities will be eligible if they carried on a business in Australia on 1 March 2020; satisfied the fall in turnover…
The Garis Group Team

COVID-19 | Our Response

First and foremost, our hearts go out to everyone at this incredibly difficult time. Our firm has always prided ourselves on our level of communication and now more than ever, communication will be vital in helping and informing our clients of resources, updates and support measures available to them. Our team is working tirelessly to…
Restrictions Relaxed for Food Trucks & Dark Kitchens during COVID-19

COVID-19: Planning Rules Relaxed for Food Trucks and ‘Dark Kitchens’

Ministerial Media Release | Author: Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and Damien Tudehope, Minister for Finance and Small Business Food trucks and ‘dark kitchens’ are now easier to set up and operate, thanks to new planning rules in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Dark kitchens – also known as virtual kitchens, cloud kitchens,…
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