JobKeeper Extension

The JobKeeper payment has been extended by the Australian Federal Government with the following changes to take effect from 28 September 2020: The key date for assessing employee eligibility is now 1 July 2020, rather than 1 March 2020 There is now a Tier 1 and Tier 2 JobKeeper rate New turnover test – you…

Xero EOFY Payroll Checklist

Now that the 2020 financial year is completed, it is time to complete your end of year payroll processes in Xero. Businesses have until 14 July 2020 to finalise their payroll figures and file to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Below are the steps we recommend you follow to finalise your business’s Single Touch Payroll…

Simplified COVID-19 Customer Record Keeping

Many businesses re-opening thanks to eased COVID-19 restrictions are now required to collect and store contact information for customers, workers and any contractors for a period of at least 28 days. The Government has put this requirement in place in order to help trace any COVID-19 infections that may occur. A new, free browser-based application…

Queensland Government Seeking Local Suppliers

Local Buy, an initiative of the Queensland Government, is seeking new, small and regional businesses to supply to all levels of government and many other organisations in the State. This initiative seeks to support businesses across all industries, supplying all goods and services, by giving them access to opportunities as preferred and pre-qualified suppliers as…

Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program

The Queensland Government has announced a grant program to support small businesses impacted by the State’s shutdown restrictions. Up to $10,000 will be available to eligible businesses to assist with adapting and maintaining business operations through these challenging times. Please note there is limited funding – applications will be assessed on a ‘first come, first…