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Jobkeeper New Eligibility

Jobkeeper New Eligibility Do you have: any new employees that started between 1 March 2020 and 1 July 2020; OR any regular casual employees reaching 12 months up to 1 July 2020? For Jobkeeper, the new 1 July 2020 eligibility test is set to capture a number of new employees, including those hired after 1 March 2020, and those who

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How to get a bigger tax return in 2020

How to get a bigger tax return in 2020 Since COVID-19 began, it can be unanimously agreed that the way we work has been impacted one way or another. Working from home, receiving JobSeeker payments or implementing social-distancing and health measures at work are the few results of this pandemic, and it’s no surprise that this also affects how we

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Business Support Fund Expansion Program Upgraded

Business Support Fund Expansion Program Upgraded Grants are now $10K for businesses in metro Melbourne & Mitchell Shire, and $5K in regional VIC Following the commencement of COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions earlier this month, on the 3rd August, the State Government announced an update to the Business Support Fund (BSF) Expansion program, as many businesses will have to operate in

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JobKeeper now extended beyond September 2020

JobKeeper now extended beyond September 2020 JobKeeper Payments will continue past September, but with changes in eligibility and rates The Jobkeeper Payment is currently due to end on the 27 September 2020, but the Government has issued a media release extending payments for eligible employers until 28 March 2021.  Further guidance will be issued in terms of eligibility.  Below are

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Meeting your health and safety obligations during COVID-19

Meeting your health and safety obligations during COVID-19 As an employer, you have legal obligations to take care of the health and safety of your staff, clients and any visitors to your workplace, and it is ever so imperative during this health pandemic. Safe Work Australia has specific industry guidelines to address this, stating that you must eliminate the risk

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Victoria’s Business Support Package

Victoria’s Business Support Package Business Support Fund – ExpansionFormerly known as the Local Lockdown Business Support Program, this $5,000 grant was previously made available to the 12 affected postcodes linked to COVID-19 outbreaks but now applies to all areas across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to support eligible businesses through the renewed restrictions.Applications are now open and close on 19

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