COVID-19 News Centre

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COVID-19 News Centre

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COVID-19 News Centre

Please see below articles for our latest information, updates and relevant financial assistance available following the COVID19 pandemic.

If you require any assistance or advice please feel free to contact us on 03 5222 4522. To recieve all our latest updates you can subscribe to our news here


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Our conditions of entry

We are pleased that our community is now well on the way to re-opening in a way that we can all work and interact together again. Increasingly this will mean...

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Business costs assistance program for the construction industry

The Victorian Government is providing grants for eligible construction businesses impacted by the two-week shutdown from Monday 21 September to Monday 4 October 2021. Here are the details of the...

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Business support during Victoria’s roadmap to reopening

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will continue to provide funding support through the next six weeks of Victoria’s roadmap to reopening (upon reaching 80 per cent vaccination). Here is the...

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Extended Business Support

The latest business support package (announced Saturday 4 September 2021) seeks to provide relief to Victorian businesses impacted by the extended lockdown. These support payments were intended to cover the...

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Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund  is open for applications until Friday 10 September or until program funds are exhausted. If your business has not previously received any means of...

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Business support update - Lockdown 5.0

July 2021 top-up payments for businesses  Due to the extension of our current lock down, it was announced yesterday that there will be further payments made available to eligible businesses...

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Business support package - Lockdown 4.0

Business Support Package  Applications are now open for the Victorian Government's latest business support package, designed to assist certain businesses impacted by the current lockdown. Following the extension to the...

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JobMaker - what is it and how can it help?

What is it? JobMaker is a Government incentive designed to assist businesses in creating new jobs for those aged 16-35. Under the scheme, eligible employers can access payments called “JobMaker...

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JobKeeper 2021

What you need to know: The last extension of the JobKeeper 2.0 scheme has begun and will be active for all ATO fortnights ending during 4 January to 28 March...

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Victorian Government Business Resilience Package

The Victorian Government is providing a further $3 billion to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Business Support • The third round of the Business Support Fund provides grants of...

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New land tax waiver

The Victorian Government has announced further land tax assistance for eligible landowners who have been impacted by COVID-19. In March 2020, commercial landowners with less than $1m in taxable property...

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Updated eligibility for current JobKeeper

The current JobKeeper program which runs until 27 September 2020 has had recent updates to eligibility requirements.  We recommend you reassess the eligibility of any of your employees who are...

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Early access to your Superannuation

As a result of the impact of COVID-19, eligible individuals are now able to access some of their Superannuation in order to assist with economic hardship. To apply for an...

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Updates to the Business Support Fund

The Victorian State Government has announced additional support for businesses impacted by the increased restrictions for the state.   The expansion to the Business Support Fund includes:  • $5,000 grants...

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JobKeeper 2.0 eligibility

JobKeeper 2.0 has officially been passed and will operate from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. There are two separate periods and eligibility needs to be tested for each period. ...

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The new Victorian business support package

The Victorian Government has announced a new $534 million Business Support package to help businesses and workers during COVID19. These measures are primarily aimed at assisting those in Melbourne and...

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Work related expenses during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, many of us have had to work from home. As a result, the ATO have released the following concessions for this financial year. As...

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JobKeeper deadline - Sunday 14 June

To ensure you can receive JobKeeper payments for May, your monthly declaration must be lodged by Sunday 14 June.   It is vital to lodge this declaration on time to ensure...

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Important dates for claiming JobKeeper

We'd like to remind you of the following key dates to ensure you can receive maximum benefits from the JobKeeper payments currently available.    31 May 2020 is the last...

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Business support fund - eligibility update

The eligibility requirements for the Business Support Fund have now been expanded and allows small businesses which meet the standard eligibility criteria and are enrolled as eligible participants in the...

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JobKeeper update - reporting requirements

Following our email from last week regarding updates to the JobKeeper rules , the ATO have now provided new information for businesses to comply with the scheme’s reporting requirements. If...

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Updates to JobKeeper rules

Below is an update on some recent changes to the JobKeeper rules.   Enrolment deadline extension   The ATO have extended the deadline to enrol for JobKeeper from 30 April...

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JobKeeper step by step instructions

Below are step by step instructions on what you need to do to ensure your business can access JobKeeper payments. Due to the volume of clients who will be accessing...

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JobKeeper update - how it will work

The rules governing the Coronavirus Economic Response Package, incorporating the JobKeeper payment scheme have recently been released. The JobKeeper payments are to be administered by the ATO. The ATO have...

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JobKeeper legislation passed

Parliament passed legislation yesterday authorising introduction of the “JobKeeper” scheme which will provide a payment to employers of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee. The legislation gives power to the...

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Business support fund

Eligible businesses can  apply for a $10,000 grant as part of the Victorian State Government’s economic survival package. Funding can be used to assist with business costs such as utilities, ...

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JobKeeper eligibility update

The Federal Government has updated their  fact sheet  on the JobKeeper payment to clarify the turnover decline eligibility criteria.   To establish that a business has incurred the necessary 30% ...

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JobKeeper support for businesses announced

The Federal Government announced a subsidy program known as the  JobKeeper Payment  to support businesses affected by the Coronavirus to meet the cost of employee wages.   The JobKeeper Payment...

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Gaining access to cash flow boost payments

The ATO will begin making tax free  cash flow boost  payments to eligible businesses from 28 April 2020. To ensure that you are able to access the payment as early...

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Economic support update

Federal Government 1. Support for businesses Boosting Cash Flow for Employers The Government is enhancing the measures announced on 12 March 2020. The Government is providing up to $100,000 to...

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ATO payment extensions and support for businesses

The ATO is offering administrative relief to those whose business cashflow has been impacted by COVID-19. If eligible, the ATO will work with you to delay some payments and vary...

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Our current safety measures

To our valued clients and networks,  We would like to inform you of our current safety measures in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to prioritise the health...

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COVID19 support package for businesses

The Federal Government has announced a significant coronavirus financial support package for businesses.  This support package will provide the following financial relief to businesses: Access to expanded instant asset write-off  ...

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