CURRENT VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GRANTS

The Victorian government has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a raft of grants and support packages and navigating these has become increasingly confusing. As it stands businesses may be eligible for one or more of the following; – Business Support Fund – Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund – Sole Trader Support Fund – Outdoor Eating…

JOBKEEPER RULES UPDATED – JULY 1 ELIGIBILITY NOW IN EFFECT

The Australian government has moved to enact previously announced changes to the JobKeeper system. Part-time and full-time employees whose employment began after March 1 but on or before July 1 may now be eligible for JobKeeper from August 3 (JobKeeper fortnight 10). For fortnights commencing August 3 and August 17, the Tax Office will provide…

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EMPLOYEE ELIGIBILITY FOR JOBKEEPER

It will be news to no one that JobKeeper has been extended to March. One aspect of the most recent JobKeeper announcements that has been overlooked is the changes to eligibility within the existing JobKeeper scheme. It is proposed that from 3 August 2020, the relevant date of employment moves from 1 March 2020 to…

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT BUSINESS SUPPORT PACKAGE

In the wake of stage 3 and 4 restrictions, the Victorian Government has expanded the business support package to regional Victoria. Eligible businesses in regional Victoria can receive a grant of $5,000 to put towards business costs, professional advice, and business development. Businesses in metropolitan Melbourne can receive $10,000. Businesses that received a grant under…