Government Response to the Coronavirus

The Government is backing businesses to help the economy withstand and recover from the economic impact of Coronavirus.

In summary:

  • Previous $30,000 instant asset (P&E)  write-off now increased to $150,000 (for business with an annual turnover of less than $500M) up until 30 June 2020. After 30 June 2020 it reverts back to $1,000, not $30,000).
  • A 50% instant write-off for new P&E, with balance to be depreciated using normal rules. Applies to business with an annual turnover of less than $500M. Applies from today until 30 June 2021 (must be installed by 30 June 2021). If eligible the $150,000 instant asset would be your first choice.
  • 50% PAYGW credit: employers with a turnover of less than $50M will receive a 50% credit against their PAYGW when they lodge their activity statements for the periods up to and including June 2020. The discount is capped at $25,000 with a minimum payment of $2,000 (even if no tax was withheld).
  • 50% wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees (1/1/20- 30/09/20). Maximum $21,000 per employee. Only applies to small employers (<20 full time employees). Employee must be in training as at 1 March 2020.
  • $750 one off payment per person for welfare recipients (50% Pensioners) from March 31.

To find out more about how the Government will be delivering support please click on the links below 

Fact_sheet-Assistance_for_businesses.pdf

Fact_sheet-Assistance_for_regions.pdf

Fact_sheet-Support_for_business_investment.pdf


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