Covid-19 Government and Stimulus Updates

Latest Updates

11th May, 2020
SA - Land Tax

Revenue South Australia has released information concerning Land Tax Relief for landlords.

8th May, 2020
8th May, 2020
QLD - Payroll Tax

Business Queensland has updated its website in respect of annual lodgers for payroll tax.

8th May, 2020
NT - Payroll Tax

Northern Territory Government has announced an extension of payroll tax deferrals until 21 September 2020 as well as updating some guidelines.

7th May, 2020
NSW - Payroll Tax

Revenue NSW has expanded its six-month payroll tax deferral from businesses with grouped wages over $10 million to all businesses.

7th May, 2020
ACT - Payroll Tax

ACT Revenue Office has released a payroll tax deferral form.

7th May, 2020
VIC - Business Support Fund

The Victorian Government has announced that the eligibility criteria for this fund will be expanded to include businesses with a wages bill less than the payroll tax threshold of $650,000 that are participating in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper program.

5th May, 2020
FEDERAL - Instant Asset Writee-Off

The ATO has updated its guidance in relation to the exclusions and limits concerning the instant asset write-off.

4th May, 2020
FEDERAL - JobKeeper Stimulus

The ATO has released the Law Companion Ruling LCR 2020/1 concerning the decline in turnover test.

4th May, 2020
FEDERAL - Early Access to Superannuation

The ATO has updated its eligibility criteria for temporary skilled work visa holders.

1st May, 2020
FEDERAL - PAYG Stimulus

The ATO has provided guidance to those businesses that don’t meet the general eligibility criteria. They have provided a range of guidance for special eligibility rules. These include new businesses, entities not registered for GST, multiple branches, GST joint ventures and others.

1st May, 2020
FEDERAL - JobKeeper Stimulus

The ATO has released the Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2020/4 concerning schemes in relation to the JobKeeper payment.

1st May, 2020
FEDERAL - JobKeeper Stimulus

The ATO has released the Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 2020/1 concerning an entity’s entitlement to receive benefits under the Boosting cash flow for employers measure and the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

1st May, 2020
NSW - Gaming Machine Tax

Revenue NSW has updated information concerning the Gaming Machine Tax Deferral.

1st May, 2020
VIC - Payroll Tax

State Revenue Office of Victoria has announced that payments under the JobKeeper program are now exempt from Payroll Tax.

1st May, 2020
TAS - Payroll Tax

State Revenue Office of Tasmania has announced a waiver of payroll tax for JobKeeper wages as well as updating their guidelines for other payroll tax relief measures.

1st May, 2020
WA - Payroll Tax

Western Australian Government has announced that JobKeeper payments would be exempt from Payroll Tax.

29th April, 2020
FEDERAL - JobKeeper Stimulus

The ATO has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020. If you enrol by 31 May, you will still be able to claim for the fortnights in April and May, provided you meet all the eligibility requirements for each of those fortnights.