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Covid-19 Resource Centre

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 and your business

As the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Holmans has been actively monitoring and reporting on the Governments response regarding business support.

We’ve put together this resource centre to provide access to all the business-related government assistance measures in one place. We also provide information on how we can assist you to access and apply for tax breaks, wage subsidies and other government support, as well as commentary on the coronavirus and its economic implications.

JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme

Dec 10, 2020

The Government have now activated their latest COVID19 stimulus support – the JobMaker scheme. The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years, by contributing up to $200 per week towards their salary.

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October 31 deadline for ‘new’ Jobkeeper enrolments

Oct 29, 2020

First time JobKeeper entrants have been urged to enrol and submit their “Check decline in turnover” online form to the ATO before this Saturday’s deadline.

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JobKeeper 2.0

Sept 23, 2020

The JobKeeper Extension and Amendment rules only passed into law on 15 September and the ATO are still finalising the very last pieces of guidance.

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What’s next and will you qualify for JobKeeper 2.0?

Sept 08, 2020

We are fast approaching the end of the first JobKeeper (JobKeeper 1.0) assistance package…. So what’s next and will you qualify for JobKeeper 2.0?

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JobKeeper – New Rules Eligibility Announced

August 10, 2020

JobKeeper 2.0 wasn’t quite 2 weeks old, and changes to eligibility have already been announced…. It will be important to keep reviewing the rules and your eligibility, as announcements are made closer to September 28.

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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

July 22, 2020

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021.

Support will be targeted to businesses that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. There is no change to existing JobKeeper eligibility until 27 September.

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ARAMA COVID-19 Webinar

May 18, 2020

A panel of experts (Alex Cook – Resort Brokers, Mike Phipps – Mike Phipps Finance, Tony Rossiter – Holmans Accounting & Taxation, John Mahoney – Mahoney Lawyers, Alex McCowan – Australian Valuers and Michael Philpott – MR Sales), provide COVID-19 expert insight and assistance during ARAMA’s latest information webinar.

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Have you enrolled in JobKeeper?

May 7, 2020

You must ‘declare’ before you begin to receive payments, providing information as to your current and projected turnover. This is not a retest of your eligibility, but rather an indication of how your business is progressing under the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

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Latest JobKeeper Payment Details

April 30, 2020

Extension of time to enrol for the JobKeeper scheme. The Commissioner has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods, from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020.

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ARAMA COVID-19 Webinar

April 24, 2020

A panel featuring ARAMA board of directors plus special guest Tony Rossiter provide COVID-19 expert insight and assistance during ARAMA’s latest information webinar.

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JobKeeper Stimulus Payment (Updated)

April 14, 2020

The Federal Government has finally passed the legislation surrounding the JobKeeper payment. While most of the important questions have now been answered, some matters were still referred to the ATO to finalise. Their guidelines on remaining items will be crucial over the coming weeks.

Here are Holmans recommended steps to understanding and implementing JobKeeper:

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COVID-19 Business Assistance Finder

April 09, 2020

If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for financial assistance or other types of relief. Use this tool to discover what support is available from the Queensland Government*.

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Leasing Code of Conduct – COVID19 (Landlord and Tenant) Guide

April 08, 2020

The Government and States have now agreed on their formal Leasing Code of Conduct. Importantly, this is a Code of Conduct (not law) and currently only targets Commercial Leasing arrangements.

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National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct

April 08, 2020

Sme commercial leasing principles during covid-19.

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Accommodation Industry – Impact of the Coronavirus

April 06, 2020

A panel of accommodation industry specialists provide COVID-19 expert insight and assistance during ARAMA’s informative webinar.

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JobKeeper Stimulus Payment

March 31, 2020

By now, all of you will have heard the announcement by the Government on the “JobKeeper” Stimulus payment. This stimulus is something business can finally cheer about.

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Coronavirus Superannuation Measures

March 24, 2020

Superannuation Measures Announced In The Government’s Economic Response To The Coronavirus.

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2nd Government Stimulus Package

March 23, 2020

The Federal Government announced its 2nd Stimulus package in a week on Sunday 22 March. So what is new in these announcements?

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Coronavirus Stimulus and Support Packages

March 18, 2020

The Government has recently announced a support package for business and the general community to deal with the expected impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Corona Virus Support and Advice from Holmans

March 17, 2020

Behind the scenes, Holmans have been pouring over the information released by the various Government bodies, the ATO and Banks, looking for opportunities that will save you tax and money.

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package

March 13, 2020

The Government has recently announced a support package for business and the general community to deal with the expected impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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