Corona Virus Payroll Tax Relief: UPDATE October 2, 2020 | COVID-19 The Queensland Government has announced a $4 billion stimulus package recently, which includes Payroll Tax Relief for those business liable for Payroll Tax. If you are registered for Payroll Tax in Queensland, you can receive the following: A refund of your payroll tax for…

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JobSeeker Payment Changes September 23, 2020 | COVID-19 Currently, if you are single with no dependents, you are receiving about $565 a fortnight base rate, and $550 coronavirus supplement. From Friday, the Government will cut back the coronavirus supplement to $250. This will continue until the end of the year, but it is unclear what…

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Original JobKeeper period ceases on 27 September 2020. September 23, 2020 | COVID-19 The JobKeeper extension (JobKeeper 2.0) will continue for eligible businesses in two phases: from 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021 (December quarter 2020), and from 5 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 (March quarter 2021) Eligibility will be tested for both…

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Further payroll tax refund applications are now open September 8, 2020 | COVID-19, Tax The Queensland Government have provided a number of payroll tax relief measures designed to assist businesses during COVID. These refunds will help many businesses in reducing their expenses during this time. You also don’t need to pay the refund back at…

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Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses September 1, 2020 | COVID-19 There is a temporary increase to the threshold at which creditors can issue a statutory demand on a company and the time companies have to respond to statutory demands. The Government is temporarily increasing the current minimum threshold for creditors issuing a statutory demand…

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Updates: coronavirus supplement August 31, 2020 | COVID-19 The Government is extending the payment period of its temporary Coronavirus Supplement from 25 September 2020 to 31 December 2020.   Eligibility The income support payment categories eligible to receive the Coronavirus Supplement are Jobseeker Payment (those currently receiving Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance, Sickness Allowance and Wife…

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Online training for small business August 5, 2020 | Business, COVID-19 If your business has been impacted by COVID-19 you are most likely searching for ways in which you can recover and get your business back on track. You may be unsure on which direction to take, or need help developing the right skills to…

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COVID-19 SME guarantee scheme extended July 23, 2020 | Business, COVID-19 The Government underwritten cashflow loans for business was brought out months ago when COVID-19 started impacting our economy. Eligible lenders are currently offering guaranteed loans up to 30 September 2020 on the following terms: Available to SMEs, including sole traders and not-for-profits, with a turnover…

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JobTrainer: what you need to know July 21, 2020 | Business, COVID-19 The Government has announced the $2.5bn JobTrainer package to retrain, upskill and open new job opportunities. The JobTrainer package has expanded the number of businesses that can access the 50% apprentice wage subsidy and extends the subsidy until 31 March 2021 (from 30…

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