Second Economic Stimulus Package

The Government has announced a second economic stimulus package package detailing further support available to assist businesses throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. The following measures are in addition to those outlined in the first economic stimulus and we have summarised them for you as follows: Support for Individuals Support for Retirees Support for Businesses Please note…

QLD Government Announces Interest Free Loans

The Queensland Government has just announced further measures to help local business keep Queenslanders in jobs amid the Coronavirus crisis. Jobs Support Loans Businesses can access loans of up to $250,000 with an initial 12-month interest free period to assist with maintaining operations and retaining staff. The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority is currently…

ATO Support for Businesses – COVID-19

To assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is implementing a number of administrative concessions for businesses. These measures include: The option to defer some income tax and activity statement payments by up to four months Allowing businesses that lodge quarterly activity statements to lodge…

Economic Stimulus Package

Today the Prime Minister has announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to support the Australian economy as we deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus. The focus of this stimulus package is to help small and medium businesses stay in business and keep Australians in jobs. Small businesses will benefit from the stimulus with the…

ATO False Tax Letters

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has accidentally issued some false tax debt letters to a number of taxpayers due to an IT problem that triggered automated letters. The letters demanded debts be paid back within two weeks, some even dated back over five years. This issue first occurred in January when a change to the…