COVID – 19 Stimulus Packages – Important dates and updates

Current as at 18 June 2020

We are now well through the process in relation to the Stimulus packages. It is important to ensure nothing is missed in relation to concessions so below we have the update of all the concessions available, as well as the relevant dates in relation to those concessions.

Stimulus Key Date Explanation
Cash Boost – 2nd Instalment July to October 2020 (over the relevant activity statements period either monthly or quarter) A minimum payment of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000 will be available.
$150,000 Instant Assets write-off Extended from 30 June 2020 now to 31 Dec 2020 https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/extending-instant-asset-write
Jobkeeper – monthly declaration date Must be submitted between 1st to 14th of each following month For each month ensure that the Jobkeeper claim is done by the 14th of the next month
Jobkeeper – important payroll payment dates 7 June Payment date (Jobkeeper fortnight No. 5)

 

21 June Payment date  (Jobkeeper fortnight No. 6)

Employees on fortnightly payroll cycle must be paid by these dates to ensure the eligibility criteria is met.
Jobkeeper – Childcare business 20 July 2020 – no longer available for Childcare businesses https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/return-child-care-subsidy
NSW Small Business $10,000 Grant Available until 30 June 2020 https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-small-business-covid-19-support-grant
Super Guarantee  Amnesty 7 September 2020 – payment must be made by this date for it to be deductible to the employer Businesses who apply for the super guarantee amnesty may enter into special payment arrangements if they have been adversely affected by the COVID-19. Options are:

• making flexible payment terms and amounts which the ATO will adjust if the employer’s circumstances change, and

• extending the payment plan to beyond 7 September 2020, but only payments made by 7 September 2020 are deductible.

Please review the above measures and discuss with your client manager any queries you may have.

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