Business Cost Assistance Program Round Four – Construction
The Victorian government’s grant program has been expanded to the construction industry. The program will remain open until 11:59pm on 9 November 2021 or when funds are exhausted, whichever is sooner.
COVID-19 Home Office hourly claim extended
The ATO has recently announced a further extension to the temporary shortcut method for claiming home office running costs, extending the method to the 30th June 2022.
Government Grants for Construction Businesses
The Victorian government has released limited details of the Business Cost Assistance Program Round 4 – Construction, providing financial assistance to businesses in the construction industry impacted by the recent shutdowns.
Support for Commercial Landlords
The recently introduced Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme will require certain landlords to provide rent concessions to small to medium commercial tenants with an annual turnover under $50 million which have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.
Victorian Covid Relief Payments Declared Tax Free
The Federal Government has passed legislation to enable the Treasurer to decide which state and territory business support programs would be eligible for tax-free status, known as non-assessable non-exempt (NANE) income.
Small Business COVID Hardship Fund – Now Enhanced
The Victorian Government has announced an increase in funding for the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund, increasing the amount of the grant from $10,000 to $14,000.
Are COVID-19 grants and funding tax free?
Most people would think that money provided by the Government to support people and business during a crisis would be tax free. Otherwise, it’s like giving money with one hand and then taking it away with the other, isn’t it?
Help available for holiday accommodation providers
In response to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria, the State government has announced a support program for holiday accommodation providers.
COVID-19 PAYG instalment variations
Taxpayers who are concerned about reducing their September 2020 tax instalments can be at ease following the ATO's updates on potential penalties.
Hospitality industry grant opens
Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s “Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package,” supporting Melbourne's hospitality industry.
Could this be your JobKeeper 2.0 lifeline?
Feeling stressed thinking you will miss out on the next phase of JobKeeper because you have failed the Decline in Turnover basic test? The next few paragraphs could be the stress-relief you need.