Help is coming. Not a lot. But hopefully enough.

Help Is Coming

The federal and state governments, ATO and Reserve Bank are all implementing measures to help your business cope with COVID-19. Here is what should be coming your way – current as of 14 April 2020.


Here is what is on the table:

1 Job Keeper Payment

$1,500 per fortnight for each full-time, part-time and long-term casual employee.

2 – 50% Cash Flow Boost

Cash flow boost of at least $20,000 up to $100,000 depending on your PAYG withholding from Jan to June 2020;

3 –  Instant Asset Write-Off

An instant asset write-off of $150,000 until 30 June 2020;

4 – Investment Incentive

50% deduction for any asset purchased by 30 June 2021;

5  – Apprentice and Trainee Wage Subsidy

50% wage subsidy for apprentice and trainee wages til 30 Sep 2020


All Australian states and territories have announced COVID-19 stimulus packages. Here is what NSW offers:

6 – Waiver of payroll tax

No payroll tax from 1 April to 30 June 2020;

7 – Raise of payroll threshold

The payroll tax threshold increases to $1m from 1 July 2020.

8 – Small Business Support Grant

Up to $10,000 for businesses that are not subject to payroll tax.


The ATO has announced that you can request a:

9 – Reduction of PAYG instalment for the March quarter to nil

10 – Refund of PAYG instalments already paid for this financial year.

11 – 4-months deferral of BAS, PAYG I, FBT and excise payments

Reserve Bank

And the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is trying to get you the finance you need at an affordable interest rate, so that you can receive:

12 – Rate cut via your bank due to a cut of the RBA rate

13 – Extra funding through your bank from a $90b funding facility

14 – Extra funding from non-bank lenders from a $15bn funding facility

Australian Banking Association

15 – Banks are not to push for repayment of $100bn in business loans. 

The above is only a short summary, but a lot of the if and when won’t affect you, for example the $500m turnover threshold.

Just call me on 0407 909 779 if you want to talk this through.



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Last Updated on 14 April 2020