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Jobkeeper Payment Rules – 10 Key Questions

small business Jobkeeper Payment

Many of my  clients and business owners have been asking me about how the  Jobkeeper Payment scheme will actually operate. Below are some of the most relevant questions that apply to small  businesses.   Question 1 Can a sole trader who has employees also qualify for the JobKeeper Payment? Answer is Yes. On the basis that the sole trader’s business has satisfied all the requirements to qualify for the JobKeeper…

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The Easter Bunny brings us an Easier Home Office Expense Claim

Easier Home Office Expense Claim The Australian Taxation Office (‘ATO’) has announced a temporary simplified short cut method to make it easier for individual taxpayers to claim deductions for additional running expenses incurred (e.g.,additional heating, cooling and lighting costs), as a result of working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Refer to the ATO’s Media Release of 7 April 2020. The ATO will allow individuals to claim a deduction…

3rd Stimulus Package – Examples of the Jobkeeper Payment

1) Employer affected by Covid-19 with multiple employees Adam owns a business whose turnover has declined by more than 30% as a result of the downturn due to the Coronavirus. The business had the following three employees as at 1 March 2020: • Anne, who is a permanent full-time employee and who continues to work in the business earning a gross salary of $3,000 per fortnight. • Nick, who is…

3rd Stimulus Package – The JobKeeper payment

1. What is the JobKeeper Payment? The JobKeeper payment is a subsidy that will be paid through the tax system (i.e., by applying to the ATO) to eligible employers (and self-employed individuals) impacted by the Coronavirus. Eligible employers will be able to claim a subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight, per eligible employee, from 30 March 2020 (with payments commencing from the first week of May 2020), for a maximum period…

Finally some hope for Non-Employee Businesses

The government released the 3rd stimulus package yesterday which entitles businesses without employees to register for the Jobkeeper Payment if their turnover has or will reduce by more than 30% relative to the same period of at least one month, a year ago.  Below is some detail relating to non-employee businesses. The business is paid $1 500 per fortnight per employee to be paid to each employee. Businesses without employees,…

Please Mr Morrison, Let’s Help Non-Employing Businesses

There are 2 types of businesses in Australia. Those that employ staff and those that don’t. The number of businesses as at 30 June 2019 that don’t employ staff makes up 61% or 1.4 million of the total 2.4 million businesses in Australia, as well as 33% of the GDP created in Australia based on a recent Australian Bureau of Statistics report.  These are enormous numbers and involve a huge…