Changes to COVID-19 Notification & Reporting at Workplace

As per the new guidelines issued by WorkSafe Victoria, employers and self-employed persons no longer need to notify WorkSafe in case a worker with COVID-19 attends their workplace before testing positive for the virus. The Occupational Health and Safety Revocation Regulations 2022 for COVID-19 Incident Notification has revoked regulations that require WorkSafe to be notified […]

Tax Obligations For Rewarding Staff Getting Covid-19 Vax

Did you rewarded your staff for getting themselves vaccinated against COVID-19? If yes, it’s time to know about the tax and super obligations related to it. Employers usually gave incentives or rewards to their employers, including: cash payments paid leaves for getting vaccinated transportation to and from the vaccination site non-cash gifts, such as vouchers […]

Grants & Programs- COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate

Did you have a coronavirus suspected or infected employee at your business that led you to hire deep cleaning services? If yes, The COVIDSafe Deep Cleaning Rebate is for you. It is available for both small and medium-sized businesses to assist them in covering the costs involved in hiring professional cleaning services to decontaminate or […]

Fringe Benefits Tax And COVID-19

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is applied when you provide benefits to your employees in the wake of the pandemic in addition to their salary and wages. This includes paying for items that allow them to work from home. With the fringe benefits tax year end coming soon on 31st March 2022, it’s time to […]

NSW Police Track Down Fraudulent Claims On COVID-19 Business Grant

COVID-19 restrictions left a long lasting impact on small and mid-sized businesses and some of them had a hard time reviving. To cope with the financial difficulties in these challenging times, the Government introduced business grants to provide the much needed support to the businesses and residents. But, a significant ratio of fraudsters took advantage […]

COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program NOW OPEN

The Victorian Government has announced COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program to provide financial support with a grant voucher of $2,000 to eligible businesses reopening in a COVIDSafe manner by moving the existing activities outdoors. With an allocated fund of $14.5 million, this program will provide support to more than 7000 Victorian businesses, community organisations, not-for-profit […]

Varying Your PAYG Instalments Due To COVID-19

Are you a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) instalment payer? If yes, you can vary your PAYG instalments. This is only applicable if you have been affected by COVID-19. PAYG is a payment system that allows you to manage your expected tax liability on income from business or investment for the current financial or income year by making […]

ACT: New Residential Tenancy COVID-19 Relief

The present COVID-19 situation and the lockdown restrictions have impacted many lives and households in the Australian Capital Territory in one or other ways that are causing financial distress to the residents. As a result, there are many tenants and landlords having a hard time meeting their rental agreements. To prevent the drastic effects of […]

NSW Extends Support For Businesses As COVID-19 Restrictions Continues

To assist the businesses and individuals going through a tough time in this pandemic, the government of New South Wales has extended its support to the community by announcing an additional $3.9 billion in funding, including $1.5 billion from the Commonwealth, as the part of its COVID-19 economic support package. The decision comes as the […]

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