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The end of stimulus support

Subject to any further announcement from the Government, various economic stimulus support measures will be reaching (or have already reached) their conclusion, some having been extended beyond their original end dates. The key measures are discussed in chronological order below, Figures quoted are sourced from various media releases issued by the Treasurer. Coronavirus supplement — […]

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New support package announced for businesses affected by 5-day circuit-breaker

A $143 million support package has been announced to help small businesses and sole traders affected by the recent 5-day circuit-breaker restrictions. The Circuit Breaker Support Package will offer: $2000 grants for eligible employing and non-employing businesses in the hospitality, food wholesaling, tourism, events and selected retail industries a $3000 one-off grant paid automatically to […]

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ATO Lodgement Dates

These dates are from the ATO website and do not account for possible extensions. You remain responsible for ensuring that the necessary information is with us in time. See ATO Due dates by month to check monthly lodgment and payment dates. BAS/IAS Monthly LodgementsFinal dates for lodgements and payments: December Activity Statement21 January 2021 January […]

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JobMaker Explained

The ATO has issued a comprehensive set of guides and factsheets to fully explain the JobMaker Scheme. Employers can claim JobMaker Hiring Credit payments to help with the cost of hiring additional employees. For more information ATO JobMaker User Guide […]

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Congratulations to Damien Butler

Damien Butler, Principal of Butler CA was nominated and accepted for a fellowship with the Chartered accountants Australia & New Zealand on December 15, 2020. Damien’s fellowship will be celebrated at a FCA and Life member presentation ceremony, taking place at the Chartered accountants ANZ office on 10 March 2021. Fellowships recognise exceptional members who […]

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Vic Government $5000 Grants

The Victorian Government have announced the reinstatement of Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire for the next six weeks. As a result of the reinstatement it has also been announced that there will be an expansion of the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund. Businesses within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell […]

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Jobkeeper Extension

JobKeeper has now been extended from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021. Worker EligibilityFrom 3 August 2020, permanent employees employed as at 1 July 2020 and long-term regular and systematic casuals with 12 months’ service as at 1 July 2020 will be eligible to receive JobKeeper payments. Eligible employees must be aged 18 years […]

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