Important information for people in north-west Tasmania Our health professionals and other essential workers are working hard to protect people in the north west of Tasmania from COVID-19. Additional measures are being put in place to contain the disease, with particular focus on protecting the north west community. It is every person’s responsibility to follow [...]
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To ensure that we continue to be responsive to the current gaps and needs of Tasmanian small businesses, further support is available for Tasmanian businesses through the extension of the Small Business Emergency Grants. Round 2 of the Emergency Support Grants with grants of $2,500 available to those businesses under severe hardship and who have [...]
27 March 2020 Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training Rapid Response Skills Initiative Keeping Tasmanians safe and secure is our number one priority. With a significant numbers of Tasmanians now out of work due to the coronavirus, the existing Rapid Response Skills Initiative will be expanded with an additional $6.3 million to help redeploy people who [...]
A time limited 15 month investment incentive (through to 30 June 2021) to support business investment and economic growth over the short term, by accelerating depreciation deductions. Businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million will be able to deduct 50 per cent of the cost of an eligible asset on installation, with existing depreciation [...]
The Government is temporarily increasing in the threshold at which creditors can issue a statutory demand on a company and the time companies have to respond to statutory demands they receive. The package also includes temporary relief for directors from any personal liability for trading while insolvent, and providing temporary flexibility in the Corporations Act [...]
If you employ a casual employee and they can’t work because they become sick or need to self-isolate, or their income has been otherwise impacted by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus, they may be eligible for income support payments. The Government is making these payments quicker to access by waiving the usual waiting [...]
Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer. Employers will be reimbursed up [...]
Employers will receive a payment equal to 100 per cent of their salary and wages withheld (up from 50 per cent), with the maximum payment being increased from $25,000 to $50,000 and the minimum payment increased from $2,000 to $10,000. An additional payment is also being introduced equal to the total of all of the [...]
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is providing relief for some tax obligations for businesses affected by the outbreak, on a case-by-case basis. Contact the ATO’s Emergency Support Infoline for businesses on 1800 806 218 for more information or to request this help.
You can access up to $10,000 of your superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21. You will be able to apply for early release of your superannuation from mid-April 2020. Read more about early access to your superannuation.